FenCon Young Authors Story Contest


Monday, June 15, 2015


Entry Fees



The first place winner will be awarded $50 plus a certificate, a FenCon 2016 membership, and the story may be printed on the FenCon XII website.

The first two runners-up will each be awarded $25 plus a certificate, a FenCon 2016 membership, and the stories may be printed (at the judges’ discretion) on the FenCon website.


FenCon and the Dallas Future Society present our third annual “Young Authors Division” of the FenCon short story contest. We’re looking for a science fiction or fantasy story on any topic. The only limits are your imagination and a short list of rules found on http://www.fencon.org/page/young-author-contest. Final judging will be done by experienced educators and top industry professionals. The winners may be published on our FenCon website.

This contest is geared toward JH and HS writers, but is open to students in grades 3 – 12 as of the 2014-15 school year. All submissions are included in the one contest.

Entries must be original and previously unpublished science fiction or fantasy, less than 5,000 words long, and the original work of the person submitting them. No “fanfic” or shared-worlds fiction.

Contact Information

Frances Mahaffey
[email protected]



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