Always wanted to write a science fiction story about a troubled superhero that was 250 words or less? Now the Hilobrow scifi micro fiction contest challenges you to do it!
io9 contributor Joshua Glenn is also the editor of Hilobrow, a magazine that's packed with cool essays about culture and ideas, with a pretty big science fictional streak. Now they're publishing SF stories, and are having a contest to pick the best micro fiction. One of the judges is awesome SF writer De Abaitua, whose novel The Red Men we reviewed back in 2007 (yes, that was technically before io9 launched, because we can travel through time).
Glenn invites io9 readers to join in the fun. Here are the details:
CONTEST DEADLINE: February 15
STORY LENGTH: No more than 250 words
STORY THEME: troubled and/or troubling superhumans
THE JUDGES: Hilobrow.com editors Matthew Battles and Joshua Glenn (also coeditor of Significant Objects); and British science fiction TV presenter and author Matthew De Abaitua, whose 2009 novel The Red Men was short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke award.
PRIZE: a Hilobrow t-shirt; winning story published on Hilobrow.com and recorded as part of Hilobrow's monthly podcast, "Parallel Universe: Pazzo." Several runners-up will be published on Hilobrow.com, also.
Visit Hilobrow for more contest details.