Crossed Genres magazine is enormously pleased to announce the Science in My Fiction short story contest!
"Here’s how it works: Authors write a science fiction or fantasy short story which is inspired by a scientific discovery or innovation made or announced within the past year. It can’t be peripherally added: the science must be integral to the story. Writers must include a link to a relevant article or study of the applied science when they submit their stories."
A panel of 6 amazing judges will vote on the finalists:
• Athena Andreadis - Associate Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; author of To Seek Out New Life: The Biology of Star Trek
• Nicola Griffith - Nebula, World Fantasy, Tiptree, and Lambda Literary Award-winning author
• Michael Kabongo – Agent; owner, The Onyxhawke Agency
• Randall Munroe – Creator of the webcomic xkcd; Programmer
• Cat Rambo – Author; Fiction Editor of Fantasy Magazine
• Brett Savory – Editor-in-Chief of Chizine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words; co-Publisher of Chizine Publications
There's $400 of cash prizes to be won, plus subscriptions, books, etc. The top 3 stories will be published by Crossed Genres magazine!
Please visit the contest page and read the entry guidelines. Then, enter your story! The contest will be open for entries from April 1 through June 30. Winners will be announced on July 21.
Show us there's still room for real Science in fiction! Huge thanks to everyone who helped us make the contest happen!
Science in My Fiction blog