Short Story Competition

We are delighted to announce that we are once again running a short story competition, along with a Twitter-based competition for best 15-word story.

Short story competition

Theme: Alternative Realities

Categories:

OPEN (age 18 and up): First place will receive a cash prize from the Australian Science Fiction Foundation. Second and third prize are to be confirmed closer to the con date.

JUNIOR (18 and under): There will be a first, second, and third prize, to be confirmed closer to the con date.

To enter the open competition, authors must be either a member or a supporting member of C15, or pay a $20 entry fee. (Email membership@continuum.org.au if you’re not sure whether or not you’re a member yet!) Entry fees will be payable via TryBooking or direct deposit — that information will be in the next newsletter. Entry to the junior competition is FREE.

Entries must be received by midnight Monday 30th April 2019. Email entries to chair@continuum.org.au.

Stories must be no more than 3,000 words. A complete list of rules will go up on the Continuum website in the near future.

15 word story competition

It’s back! Write us a speculative fiction story… in exactly 15 words!

Stories are to be submitted via twitter, using the hashtag #con15words. A shortlist will be published in the con book, and a winner will be announced during the convention.

Stories do not need to fit a theme — the word count is the challenge.