The following is all from AUTHONOMY, a site of Harper Collins, which includes HarperVoyager. I just didn’t bother with quotation marks.
Enter Short Story Virtual Sci-Fi Festival by 5pm on Friday 21st November: http://goo.gl/CpY1GF enter by EM: BFIVoyager@harpercollins.co.uk
HarperCollins teamed up with the BFI (British Film Institute) to launch a Virtual Sci-Fi Festival on the 15th and 16th of November.
The festival will explore the intersection of film and literature.
It doesn’t cost a thing, you simply need to register to get the programme of events.
Sign up here: http://goo.gl/CpY1GF = http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bfivoyager-virtual-sci-fi-festival-tickets-13672690385
Enter your Sci-Fi short story
As part of the festival, HC have launched a Sci-Fi short story writing competition. They are looking for stories of up to 5,000 words, that reflect one or several of the themes:
Tomorrow’s World – from post-apocalyptic wastelands to megacities to far-flung dystopia – best described by Ray Bradbury as ‘sociological studies of the future’.
Altered States – the science fiction of ‘inner space’ mad scientists, mutants, man-machines and mind-bending trips – what points us towards the fragile and untrustworthy thing that is consciousness.
Contact! – time to explore life from all corners of the universe and across multiple dimensions.
You do not need a literary agent to enter.
Terms & Conditions do apply and you can find them here: http://goo.gl/8Pzcp2
Your short story will be judged by HarperVoyager’s editorial director, Natasha Bardon.
The winner will be announced at an event at the beginning of December at the BFI Southbank and the prize will be your short story being published by HarperVoyager as a free ebook and widely available through HarperVoyager and BFI’s marketing channels.
You will also receive 2 pairs of tickets to the BFI film season (subject to availability) and a special goody bag of HarperVoyager books.
Don’t forget to sign up for the virtual festival here http://goo.gl/CpY1GF = http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bfivoyager-virtual-sci-fi-festival-tickets-13672690385
Follow along on Twitter #BFIVoyager
Best of luck to everyone who enters!