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December 1st Deadline: Arisia BIOPUNK Theme Writing Contest

Arisia 2017 is calling for original science fiction or fantasy works of fiction for its annual Student Writing Contest!

  • Entries are FREE. Writers retain ALL rights to their works --we only wish to encourage, celebrate, and recognize the talented young writers throughout the Northeast. 
  • All entries must be original works of fiction by students or young adults currently enrolled in high school or equivalent, between 13 and 18 years of age. No college students, please.
  • Short stories must be 1000 to 3000 words long.
  • Entries must meet the submission format guidelines below: 


  1. Double-spaced, 12 point font 
  2. In the upper left corner, type your real name, your email address or a teacher’s email address, your school and teacher's name, and an approximate word count.
  3. Submissions should be made in doc, odf, or pdf formats.
  4. Entries should be submitted via email to writingcontest@arisia.org with the subject line: 
  5. For more information, please e-mail us at writingcontest@arisia.org.
  6. Deadline for submission: December 1

Winners will be contacted via email on or before January 1. 

Prizes will be awarded to exceptional stories, including cash prizes that total $800, and free memberships to attend Arisia 2017. The school attended by our first-prize winner will receive a matching prize! Prizes will be awarded at our annual Arisia convention on Sunday evening, January 15th, 2017, during the Arisia Masquerade. 

Past winners can be found HERE.