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Creative Writing Competition

Submit your original poem, fiction, or non-fiction short story to the AbSciCon Creative Writing Competition.

Submission Guidelines

Stories need to be related to astrobiology and the search for life, but can also focus on science, technology, missions, architecture, and management that goes into your work.

  • Winners must be over 18 years of age to receive a prize.
  • The use of artificial intelligence to write pieces is prohibited.
  • Poetry submissions are limited to 250 words. There is no restriction on the style of poetry. 
  • Fiction and non-fiction pieces are limited to 5,000 words.

The submission period closed 22 March 2024. Thank you to all who submitted an entry!

Important Dates for Creative Writing Competition



Competition platform opens. First day to submit entries.



Deadline to submit your original poem or short story is at 11:59 PM EST.

March and April

Judge panels review all submissions and rank them first, second, third and honorable mention.



Winners are notified. All submitted works are included in the AbSciCon program.