"Coffee Lifts Creatives" Writer's Contest - July 2022
- Entry Fee: Free
- Cash Prize: $100 (First prize); $25 (Second and third prizes)
- Word count: 2,000 words or less
- Deadline: July 31, 2022
- E-mail with questions: email@example.com
- Submit your work via the form below.
Your writing prompt
Sci-Fi Coffee invites you to continue our work in uplifting creatives by submitting your flash story to our inaugural science fiction writing contest! We’re looking for a backstory for either of two of our most popular coffee blends:
You are tasked with choosing what you believe to be the most intriguing title from the list above and creating a compelling origin story for the brew in 2000 words or less. Lean into some of the familiar tropes of the science fiction genre, or go in a completely new direction!
When your piece is polished and ready to go, submit using the form below.
Once we’ve received all submissions, our panel of judges will select contest winners whose stories thrilled us with their creativity. We want to see you build a world that we’re excited or fascinated to witness. Authors should feel free to build the most compelling backstory possible, but note that “PG-13” might be a good guideline for potentially objectionable content/language.
Only one submission per author, please. We expect to make winner selections by early August 2022.
In addition to the cash prize, winners will see their work published in a new ‘Anthology’ section of the Sci-Fi Coffee website. We may even include parts of your submission on new product labels in the future! Writers should understand that Sci-Fi Coffee will have every right to publish work submitted in this contest and to use this content (and your submitted name as the author) in future marketing efforts.
Meet the Panel
Reviewing your work this year will be a jury of panelists, including:
- Kathleen, from Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library
- Max, from the Ray Bradbury Center
- Aaron, host of The Hungry Trilobyte podcast
- Rodney, co-author of The Door of Return (with Maurice Broaddus)
Ready to submit?
This contest closed on July 31, 2022.
You can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.