FutureScapes is an annual writing competition that asks writers to envision a particular sort of world, and tell us a story about it. We could run projections and publish reports, but there’s a reason why Wilde didn’t say, “Life imitates empirical studies.” We want to help writers of excellent potential find their voice while shaping tomorrow.
-NO ENTRY FEE
-FINAL AWARDS DETERMINED BY PROFESSIONAL AUTHOR
-$2,000 PRIZE FOR FIRST PLACE, $1,000 PRIZE FOR SECOND PLACE
-4 RUNNERS UP EACH RECEIVE PRIZE OF $500
-PUBLICATION IN ANTHOLOGY DISTRIBUTED TO MAYORS, GOVERNORS & MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS
DEADLINE: July 15, 2016.
In particular, FutureScapes seeks:
–Works of short fiction up to 8,000 words, written in accordance with this year’s prompt: Cities of Empowerment
–Compelling stories that explore the nuance of technology, science, politics, and/or policy, without forgetting about plot and character!
-Stories that show us both the positives and negatives of this possible future.
-Stories that can provide a road-map for cities, states, and nations to follow.
-Stories that may be built in a rich and full world, but that manage to show us the reality of a single city, neighborhood, and/or life.
–Stories worthy of the $2,000 prize for first place, $1,000 prize for second place, and $500 prize to each of the four runners-up.
-Stories that, when placed in the hands of a mayor or governor, could change the course of the future.