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Entries in the Writers of the Future Contest are adjudicated only by professional writers. From the four quarterly 1st Place winners each year, a panel of judges select one story as the grand prize winner.
The writer of the grand-prize-winning story receives the L.
All types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome. By submitting to the Contest, the entrant agrees to abide by all Contest rules. All entries must be original works by the entrant, in English.
Excessive violence or sex, determined by the judges, will result in disqualification. Entries may not have been previously published in professional media. To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17, words in length.
We regret we cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children. The Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.
Professional publication is deemed to be payment of at least six cents per word, and at least 5, copies, or 5, hits. Entries submitted in hard copy must be typewritten or a computer printout in black ink on white paper, printed only on the front of the paper, double-spaced, with numbered pages.
All other formats will be disqualified. Manuscripts will be returned after judging only if the author has provided return postage on a self-addressed envelope.
We accept only entries that do not require a delivery signature for us to receive them. There shall be three cash prizes in each quarter: All winners will also receive trophies.
The year will end on September To be eligible for judging in its quarter, an entry must be postmarked or received electronically no later than midnight on the last day of the quarter. Late entries will be included in the following quarter and the Contest Administration will so notify the entrant.
Each entrant may submit only one manuscript per quarter. Winners are ineligible to make further entries in the Contest.
All entries for each quarter are final. No revisions are accepted. Entries will be judged by professional authors. The decisions of the judges are entirely their own and are final and binding.
Winners in each quarter will be individually notified of the results by phone, mail or e-mail. This Contest is void where prohibited by law.
To send your entry electronically, go to: To send your entry in hard copy, mail it to:Would-be scribes discover a Catch as soon as they start nosing around for someone to turn their masterpieces into movies: Production companies typically don't accept material that doesn't come.
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