Young Writers Contest
The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society invites students in grades 5-12 to enter the 2023 Young Writers' Contest.
- Open to all students in grades 5-12
- Separate categories for Middle School (grades 5-8) and High School (grades 9-12)
- Prizes: $100 for first place, $50 for second place
- Winners receive two full memberships to the 2023 Philadelphia Conference of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (Philcon)
- Science fiction and fantasy stories eligible
- Word limits: Grades 5-8 (1,000 words or less), Grades 9-12 (3,000 words or less)
- Contestants may submit one story accompanied by a submission form
- Contact information should be provided on the submission form, not in the story
- Contest opens on May 15, 2023
- Submission deadline: October 7, 2023
- Hard copy entries should be mailed to Young Writers' Contest, Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, P.O. Box 8303, Philadelphia, PA 19101
- Electronic entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Accepted formats: .pdf, .doc, .rtf, or .txt
Judging and Prizes:
- Stories will be judged by members of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
- Prizes will be awarded at the 2023 Philcon
- Winners are welcome to bring guests to the award ceremony
The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society reserves the nonexclusive right to publish winning stories with written consent from parents or guardians.
Good luck to all participants!