True North 2018 Short Story Contest

Paul Gray

March 12, 2018

As part of True North 2018, we are inviting submissions of original near-future fiction of 1,000 words or less on the theme We shall arrive soon.

We invite authors to imagine how technology will affect our lives in the coming decades. We want you to explore how technology may be used to improve human wellbeing, contribute to healthier and safer communities and bring about innovations that benefit us all. We also want you to examine how technology could be misused, or applied in ways that have negative impacts on individuals, groups or wider communities. We are looking for stories that depict a complex reality and fit the theme of True North’s vision of tech for good.

The winner will be selected by Erin Bow, physicist turned poet turned science fiction and fantasy author.

The first place winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and two runner ups will each receive a prize of $250.

We encourage and welcome stories from all writers, and we are particularly interested in stories including the perspectives and experiences of women, people of colour, LGBTQIA people, disabled people and members of minorities. This contest is open worldwide, so anyone, anywhere may enter.