Science Fiction Writing Competition Details
- Submission Deadline: August 31st, 11:59 p.m. UTC+8 (Singapore Time)
- Announcement of Finalists: October 31st
- Guest Jury's Selection: November 1st, 2023 - December 31st, 2023
- Awards Ceremony: Results announced at the beginning of 2024
About the Dyson Sphere in this Online Writing Competition 2023
Inspired by American physicist Freeman Dyson's concept, a Dyson Sphere is a megastructure that encompasses a star to harness its energy. The competition centers around imaginative exploration of this idea in science fiction.
Awards Criteria in this Upcoming Writing Competition 2023
- Submitted works should be science fiction narratives that introduce a new, scientifically logical worldview.
- Entries should detail the technical aspects of Dyson Sphere construction and the ecological environment within.
- Writing should be creative, imaginative, and convey a sense of wonder.
Content Requirements in the Dyson Sphere Competition
Entries must adhere to Dyson Sphere scientific theory concepts and settings. Incorporating various technological aspects related to the Dyson Sphere theme is encouraged.
Word Requirements in this Science Fiction Competition
Stories should be between 30,000 to 100,000 words. Only finished stories will be accepted.
Submission Guidelines in this Fiction Writing Competition 2023
- All entries must be original and written in English.
- Submit stories as .docx attachments to email@example.com.
- Include the title, author's name, address, telephone number, and exact word count in the body of the email.
- Ensure the manuscript is in standard format, numbered on each page, but with author's name removed for fair judging.
- Provide a plot summary at the beginning of the manuscript.
Publication Rights and Prizes in this Short Fiction Writing Contest
- Shortlisted works will be published on the website and authors will receive US$2,000 each.
- Ten winners will be announced in 2024, with each receiving US$20,000.
- Winners grant SciFidea a ten-year publishing license with royalties and income sharing for print and other media adaptations.
Judges in this Online Writing Competition
- Phoenix Alexander - Jay Kay and Doris Klein Librarian for Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Neil Clarke - Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Clarkesworld Magazine
- Patrick Nielsen Hayden - Editor-in-Chief at Tor Books
- Nancy Kress - Renowned Sci-Fi Author and Award Winner
- Derek Künsken - Sci-Fi Novelist and Short Fiction Writer
- Robert J. Sawyer - Multi-Award-Winning Sci-Fi Author
- Michael Swanwick - Hugo Award-Winning Sci-Fi Author
- Liza Groen Trombi - Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Locus Magazine
Who Can Join this International Writing Competition
Open to all sci-fi content creators who can craft compelling stories around the Dyson Sphere theme.