Dystopian Short Story Contest from Oprelle
Deadline: October 31, 2022
- 1st Place: $250, featured writer in our newsletter, story posted on our blog, certificate
- 2nd Place: $150, story posted on our blog, certificate
- 3rd Place: $100, certificate
- Published and unpublished stories accepted
- Word range: 600-3,000
- Entry fee: $10
A genre always eager to be an outlet for our frustration and dissatisfaction is dystopian fiction. Not just for YA readers, powerful titles such as 1984, The Handmaid's Tale, and Fahrenheit 451 prove the influence of this kind of work. Often a direct reflection of modern society, dystopian fiction is always relevant, and shows how words can move mountains and challenge corruption.
In Oprelle's first short story contest, When Fiction Comes True, we challenge our writers to write short fiction that takes place in a dystopian setting. All subgenres are accepted such as action, romance, mystery, thriller, etc. We're looking for something deeply stirring, with powerful language and allusions that give us goosebumps.