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Science Fiction Writing Competition

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

Calling all science fiction and fantasy writers! Has it always been your goal to enter and win a fantasy writing contest or science fiction competition? If so, enter the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Science Fiction/Fantasy Category for your chance to win cash prizes, and gain recognition for your work!

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A chance to win the Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize including $2,500 and a trip to the 2013 Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City.
  • A chance to win the $500 Category First Prize
  • Get your science fiction or fantasy story promoted in Writer’s Digest and on
  • Win $100 off a purchase at
  • Receive a copy of the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market

Submission Guidelines:

  • Fiction Manuscript
  • 4,000 words or less
  • Acceptable file types: doc, docx, rtf, pdf
  • 8.5×11 page size | Double-spaced throughout
  • 1-inch margins on top and bottom | 1.25-inch margins on left and right sides
  • Arial, Courier or Times font | 12 point font size

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Entry fees are $20 per entry.)

Deadline: September 14, 2012

One First Place Category Winner will receive:

Honorable Mentions will:

  • Have their science fiction stories promoted on
  • Receive a copy of the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market

Deadline: September 14, 2012

Download a printable entry form

Be sure to check out more writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.

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