august, 2020

31aug12:00 am11:45 pmOnline eventTeens of Tomorrow Writing ContestOnline Entry Fee: £4
Max word count: 5000
Top Prize: £200

Event Details

For this contest we are seeking Future-Focused YA Fiction (2000-5000 words). We are accepting entries from anywhere in the world from writers aged fourteen and above. There will be cash prizes of £200, £100 and £50 (for entrants placing first, second and third respectively) and we will be publishing a dedicated anthology including our top ten tales, available in winter 2020/21.

We stand at the dawn of a new and uncertain decade. Here at Odd Voice Out press we are calling for short stories that reflect the socio-political issues that young people are dealing with now and will continue to tackle in the coming years. Entries submitted to our Teens of Tomorrow contest can be any genre – fantastical or realistic – and they may be set in the future, the present or even the past, provided that they centre on forward-looking teenage characters grappling with the world around them, the times ahead of them and the roles they personally aspire to play. Send us your utopias, dystopias, protest stories, political thrillers, social satires, climate fiction and prophetic steampunk.

Turn the hashtags trending today into a powerful YA story of tomorrow!

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