Tuesday 22 October 2013

Postcolonial SF/F Twit-fiction writing contest

If you haven't yet read the postcolonial speculative fiction anthology edited by Fabio Fernandes and Djibril al-Ayad, We See a Different Frontier, here is a chance to win a copy, and a great bunch of other goodies, simply by writing a <140-character microstory.

The rules of the contest are simple:
  1. Write your colonialism-themed SFF microstory from the perspective of the colonized (full story guidelines as per the original CFS) in 124 characters or less.
  2. Tweet your microstory with the hashtags #twitfic #WSaDF by midnight UTC, November 6th, 2013.
  3. Multiple entries per author are allowed.
  4. Stories will be judged by Amal El-Mohtar, Fabio Fernandes and Nisi Shawl.
  5. One winning microstory will receive a paperback copy of the We See a Different Frontier anthology sent in the mail (an alternative prize of a pb of Outlaw Bodies may be offered if you already own a copy), plus a signed copy of Ernest Hogan's Smoking Mirror Blues, the new Crossed Genres superhero anthology Oomph, and the steampunk anthology Journeys in the Winterlands.
  6. Runners-up prizes will include e-books of WSaDF or Outlaw Bodies, and Oomph.
  7. The winning microstories may be reproduced by Publishing in promotion for the anthology, but beyond that they belong to the authors.

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