The 2016 Tomorrow Prize is sponsored by Sci-Fest LA. And is open to all students attending high school (9th -12th grade) in Los Angeles County.
Contest entries must be original short science fiction stories of 1,500 words or less. (Not fan fiction.)
The deadline to submit is Friday, February 19, 2016. Finalists will be notified April 1.
Five finalists’ stories will be dramatically read on stage by sci-fi celebrities during Sci-Fest L.A. in May 2016. The finalists will receive prizes and have their stories published on the Sci-Fest LA website. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $250, and the other four finalists will each receive a $100.
The English and Science Departments of the winning students’ high school will each receive a portion of the box office proceeds from the reading and awards event.
See the contest webpage for additional guidelines, including format requirements.
The Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction was created by Sci-Fest LA in 2014 “to identify and encourage the next generation of science fiction writing talent.”