Young Author Contest
2017 FenCon Young Authors Short Story Contest Guidelines
FenCon and the Dallas Future Society present our annual “Young Authors Division” of the FenCon short story contest. We're looking for a science fiction or fantasy story on any topic. The only limits are your imagination and the short list of rules below. Final judging will be done by experienced educators and top industry professionals. The winners may be published on our FenCon website.
There is no entry fee - so get writing! And good luck!
Contest results will be announced at FenCon XIII in or around Irving, Texas, during Opening Ceremonies on September 22, 2017. All winners will receive acknowledgment on the website. Parent or guardian’s signature of permission will be required for publication of any winning stories.
The first place winner will be awarded $50 plus a certificate, a FenCon 2018 membership, and the story may be printed on the FenCon XIII website.
The first two runners-up will each be awarded $25 plus a certificate, a FenCon 2018 membership, and the stories may be printed (at the judges’ discretion) on the FenCon website.
All submissions must follow these official rules and include a completed entry form. The contest entry deadline June 10, 2017.