The 2017 Tomorrow Prize is accepting entries from students attending high school (9th-12th grade) in Los Angeles County. The deadline to submit is Friday, March 17.
Contest entries must be original short science fiction stories, not fan fiction, of 1,500 words or less.
Sci-Fest L.A. and Light Bringer Project seek to nurture imagination, creativity and excellence in writing amongst Los Angeles high school students. Science fiction writing provides a unique opportunity for students to develop the ideas and narratives that will shape the future of humanity from how we address pressing scientific, social, philosophical, and environmental issues to inspiring us to develop new technologies and explore outer space. We are seeking narratives that are imaginative, original, thoughtful, well told, and well written.
Five finalists’ stories will be dramatically read on stage by sci-fi celebrities during LitFest Pasadena on Sunday, May 21, followed by an awards presentation.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $250, with second and third place winners each receiving $100.
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.”
Rules and submission guidelines are on the Tomorrow Prize’s Facebook event page.