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Oddcon Writing contest.

By Shawn Scott Smith| December 31, 2010 | Comments Off on Oddcon Writing contest.

The Fourth Annual OddContest (; an annual competition for speculative (science fiction, fantasy, or horror) stories or prose poems no longer than 500 words. The contest has been sponsored since 2008 by OdysseyCon, a science-fiction convention held each spring in Madison, Wisconsin. Cash prizes of $500 for the Adult winner and $50 for the Youth winner; convention memberships and books are awarded to the top three places in both the Adult and Youth divisions.

Entry deadline January 15 each year; results are announced by March 15.
Free entry (no more than one entry) for Youth under 18 years as of January 1, 2011.
$10 entry fee for Adult 18 and over.

Our 2011 judge is SF poet and professor emerita Marion Boyer. An awards ceremony and reading of the winning stories will be held at OdysseyCon April 8-10, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel in Madison, and the stories will be published in the OddCon program and on the website (if desired).


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