ISFiC WRITERS 2017 CONTEST RULES

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Just follow the rules below and send in your story(ies) by Sept. 2, 2017.

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ISFiC, Inc. is the parent organization behind Chicagoland’s oldest science fiction convention, Windycon.  “ISFiC” stands for “Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago” and our mission is to promote Science Fiction Fandom and Literacy in Chicago and the Midwest.

To help promote and encourage new authors, we sponsor an annual competition for unpublished writers of science fiction and fantasy.  The award is presented at Windycon and the winning story is printed in the Windycon program book.  The name of the winner and title of the winning story will be added to our list on the ISFiC web site.

The contest was started in 1986, and since then, many winners have gone on to become successful published authors.  We look forward to reading the many submissions from new authors starting out on their writing careers!

If you have any questions about the ISFiC Writers Contest, feel free to email us at writers_contest@windycon.org.

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PRIZES

First Prize

Honorable Mentions (Up to 2)

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CONTEST RULES

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HOW SHOULD I FORMAT MY ENTRY?

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HOW DO I SUBMIT MY ENTRY?

You can submit your entry one of three ways.

  1. You can email your entry to writers_contest@windycon.org.  IBM or Mac format is fine, but the file must be provided to ISFiC in RTF format so it can be published in the event you are the winner.
  2. You can mail a CD-Rom or USB Drive to the address listed below.  Each entry must be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope suited for return of the CD-Rom or USB Drive.  Entries not accompanied by an adequately stamped SASE will not be returned.
  3. You can mail a printout to

    ISFiC Writers Contest
    c/o Marcy Lyn-Waitsman
    6142 N. California Ave. #405
    Chicago IL 60659

    (Yes, I moved)

Each entry may be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope suitable for return of the manuscript.  Entries not accompanied by an adequately stamped SASE will not be returned.

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FAQ

If you have any more questions about the ISFiC Writers Contest, feel free to email us at writers_contest@windycon.org.

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