Students For Liberty is teaming up with Libertarian Fiction Authors to run a short fiction contest! Winners will receive prizes up to $300 and will be featured in a special issue of Ama-gi Magazine! Are you the next Ayn Rand? Or perhaps a young Robert Heinlein? Check out the details below and send us your best freedom-loving fiction through the form at the bottom of the page by March 4!
Note: Submissions to the contest have closed, and judging is underway.
Write a short story that illustrates the positive role of freedom in human life.
Whether it’s a galaxy-spanning space epic or an introspective contemporary character piece, we want to see stories that paint the benefits and possibilities of human freedom in sharply compelling brush-strokes.
Deadline for Submissions: March 4, 2014
Judges: Geoffrey Allan Plauché (LFA), Matthew Alexander (LFA), J.P. Medved (LFA), Monica Lucas (SFL), Nicole Lough (SFL).
Submission length: 1,000 words to 10,000 words
Winning entries will be announced on March 19th.
- 1st place: $300, publication in a special edition of Ama-Gi, and one year of supporting membership in LFA for free (a $60 value)
- 2nd place: $125, publication in a special edition of Ama-Gi, and one year of supporting membership in LFA for free (a $60 value)
- 3rd place: $75, publication in a special edition of Ama-Gi, and one year of supporting membership in LFA for free (a $60 value)
- Up to 7 runners-up will receive publication in a special edition of Ama-Gi, and one year of supporting membership in LFA for free (a $60 value)
- Entry is free
- Stories must be between 1,000 and 10,000 words
- Stories can have been published elsewhere previously, but must be original to the author
- Simultaneous submissions are allowed
- Entries must be submitted as .doc or .docx files through this contest website in the form provided below, and must be written in English
- Entrants must provide a valid email address
- Ama-Gi staff and LFA judges are not eligible to enter the contest
- Prize money will be paid out according to the winners’ payment preferences (PayPal, check, Venmo, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Shire Silver)
- Copyright remains in the name of the author, but Ama-Gi and the LFA reserve the right to publish the winning entries and any honorable mentions in a special edition of Ama-Gi Magazine, as well as online at the websites of the LFA and Students For Liberty, and to reproduce them in a non-exclusive anthology
By submitting an entry, you agree to accept these rules in full.