Clarke Award Science Fiction Competition for Young People

The Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Rumble Museum have announced a new short story competition, open to residents of the UK, age 15 or younger. Contestants must submit “a premise and opening lines for a science fiction short story” based on the theme “Future Season,” including “a description of the world or society your story is set in, an outline of the main characters and plot, and first 350 words or first page.” Six winning entries will then be turned into complete short stories by “professional science fiction authors” and published in an anthology. One overall winner will receive a trophy, and two runners-up will receive book tokens. Winners will be announced at the Iris Festival of the Future on March 25, 2020, at Cheney School in Oxford, UK.

The contest deadline is October 31, 2019. For more information, including complete entry rules, see the Clarke Award announcement.

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This review and more like it in the September 2019 issue of Locus.

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