Monday, 28 September 2009

New Scientist Flash Fiction

Do you flash? Do you/Could you write a story set 100 years in the future?

This week's New Scientist contains 7 very short stories by leading science fiction writers. All of them are set about a century from now – the time that guest editor Kim Stanley Robinson calls "the hardest zone of all, when our growing capabilities will be confronted by immense dangers, creating an unstable and unpredictable future".

Now they'd like to hear from you. Send them your stories set one hundred years into the future, and a panel of judges headed by acclaimed science fiction writer Stephen Baxter will pick the best to be published in a future issue of New Scientist. They'll publish a selection of the most entertaining and thought-provoking online.

Your story should be no more than 350 words in length (strict) – and should not have previously been published anywhere. By submitting your story, you give them non-exclusive rights to publish it now or at any future date, in whatever medium they choose. More terms here.

Deadline: 15th October 2009.

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