Light Bringer Project and Sci-Fest L.A. have opened submissions for the Roswell Award for short SF by adults living anywhere, and for the Tomorrow Prize for short SF by Los Angeles County high school students. Two special awards are included: the Women Hold Up Half the Sky award presented by Artemis Journal and the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women, and the Green Feather Award presented by Los Angeles Audubon.
For both the Roswell and the Tomorrow, “Four to six finalists are chosen and their stories are read by celebrity guests on stage at LitFest Pasadena in May. First, second, and third place prizes, as well as certificates, are presented to the finalists and the honorable mentions at the reading. In the last three years, around 15 schools and hundreds of students have participated in The Tomorrow Prize.”
Winners and placing finalists for the Tomorrow and the Roswell receive cash prizes. The winner of the Women Hold Up Half the Sky award receives “dual publication in Artemis Journal and on the Hollywood NOW site plus $100,” and the winner of the Green Feather Award receives ” a $250 cash prize and a one year Los Angeles Audubon membership.”
Roswell submissions are open until January 29, 2018 and Tomorrow submissions are open until February 26, 2018. For more information, including submission forms, prizes, and rules, see the Light Bringer Project website.