• A WORLD BEYOND

  • A WORLD BEYOND Science Fiction Contest – OV-NWA OH Division.

    You should know that November 18th is National High Five A Librarian Day.  Make sure to stop by your local library and high-five any librarian you can find.  I’m sure each one can help you find great reading material, as listed below, for your research in this month’s contest.  Science-Fiction is defined as a story that takes place on another planet, moon, spaceship, etc. (although in can be on earth but in the distant future) and includes futuristic science technology and beings other than only humans.  For Short Stories you can’t beat Ray Bradbury and Issac Asimov.  For Ray Bradbury, you can read There Will Come Soft Rains, The Rocket and The Veldt.  For Issac Asimov, there is Evidence, Marooned off Vesta and Ring Around the Sun.  These are but a few; there are so many to choose from. 10,000-word count (a bit flexible).  Prizes: First Prize: $100, Trophy and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers. Second Prize: $75, Trophy and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers. Third Prize: $50, Trophy and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers. No minimum or maximum for Honorable Mentions. HM Prizes: Plaque and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers.  Deadline: Post Mark must be no earlier than first day of November and no later than last day of December.  Judges Deadline: January 15.  Awards will be mailed out no later than January 20.  To enter, click on the link below to go to the entry form.  Make sure to have your story, your entry form and your $15 money order (no checks) in your envelope before mailing.

    Tips:  Read several of both Asimov and Bradbury’s short stories to get a feel of what we want.
    Options:  Can be Juvenile or Adult.  Story can have implements of a GHOST or CHRISTIAN influence/POV.

    Judges:  3-member panel and Guest Judge: (to be determined, check back)

    A World Beyond Science Fiction Contest Entry Form