Show Us a Better Way Contest 1

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So, this year’s contest call is perhaps the most open of any so far… all I’m asking of writers is that they show me a hopeful future made better by scientific advancement. Biotech, space travel, deep sea exploration, network technologies, interspecies communication, technologically-enabled abundance… the sort of boon you imagine for humankind doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you show us that there is still hope for tomorrow, and remind us that science is likely to lead the way to that better future.

Country of Publication

United States



Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time contest.

Fiction Closed

Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Soft Science Fiction.
Open to all/most Styles.
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK No No Unknown NoText format submissions
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Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 11 Jun 2012

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