june, 2019

30jun1:00 am1:00 amAftermath Short Story ContestInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 5,000
Top Prize: $1,000

Event Details

The Aftermath magazine is once again holding another successful free-to-enter short story contest on the same theme as the previous year: The End of Our World 2.0.

The purpose of this magazine is “raise awareness of the harm that we are doing to our planet and the dire consequences this will have.” Their fact sheet, which you can find in their site, “lists many of the threats facing our environment and society.” They offer a chilling realization, “We are heading for multiple apocalyptic disasters, not in the distant future but in a matter of decades, if we are lucky, or years, if we are not.”

Please note: “What we don’t like are stories that ignore the manmade causes of our downfall and simply embark on wild post-apocalyptic fantasies. They have no cautionary value. And that is ultimately what all this is all about. An attempt to bring humans to their senses, by conceiving the inconceivable, showing them what they are doing and what this is going to do to them and their loved ones.”

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