The annual Futurescapes short story contest is now open to submissions from amateur and semi-professional writers. This year’s theme is “Blue Sky Cities” and the judges are “seeking stories set in a near-future city where significant strides have been made toward improving air quality, climate adaptation, or even net positive impacts on climate and air quality.”
There is a $2,000 prize for first place and $500 each for five runners-up. Winners will be selected by a jury of professional authors and will have their stories published in an anthology. The contest deadline is October 13, 2017.
For more information, and complete rules, see the Futurescapes contest website.