We asked and you delivered. With over 3,000 comments on this year’s Scary Story contest, this year’s submitters brought their best—sharing hair-raising, spine-tingling tales that were so scary that certain Jezebel writers were forced to sleep with their lights on. These are the ten most terrifying.
Arizona State University, the folks who brought you the Hieroglyph anthology of optimistic science fiction, is now hosting a writing contest for stories about the Earth after climate change. And Kim Stanley Robinson is judging the contest!
Finally, a writing contest that doesn't discriminate against non-human authors. Japan's Hoshi Prize, named after Japanese SF author Shinichi Hoshi, is open to entries from computers, plus "other non-humans, such as space aliens and animals, as long as they are written in Japanese."
Outraged by the unsavory tactics of climate change deniers, physicist Christopher Keating says he'll give $10,000 to anyone who can use the scientific method to prove that human-instigated climate change isn't real.
Flash fiction contest judged by Kim Stanley Robinson. The "3 Minute Futures" contest is looking for 500-600-word near-future hard science-fiction stories, and the top three entries will be turned into radio plays by Gates McFadden's Ensemble Studio Theatre/Los Angeles.
Wolf Cop is destined to become a meme, or at least a cult phenomenon. This concept trailer was produced by some film-makers in Saskatchewan, Canada, for the CineCoup online contest that gives one lucky film-maker $1 million to finish his or her film.
John Joseph Adams' Nightmare Magazine is live on the web, and the first issue features horror fiction from Genevieve Valentine, Sarah Langan, and more. If you've been lamenting the lack of great outlets presenting full-blown horror short stories, then this is a really welcome change. For now, you can read the spooky,…
Each year, San Jose State University's English department sponsors the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, named for Victorian novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, whose novel Paul Clifford opens with the now-cliché phrase, "It was a dark and stormy night." The competition looks for the worst opening lines people can come…
This strange device looks unassuming enough, but it could transform your life. For this is one of the last few remaining examples of a Mooney & Finch Somnotrope, a once-common device that has been removed from circulation. And it can be yours!
Robopocalypse, the long-awaited novel from How to Survive a Robot Uprising author Daniel H. Wilson, is arriving this summer. And to help prepare the populace for the crushing onslaught of robotic domination, Doubleday wants you to create a Robopocalypse trailer.
Author Gruff Davies has found a whole new way to promote a novel — his science fiction thriller, The Looking Glass Club, contains a series of puzzles — and if you solve them, you can win prizes, including an iPad.
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If you're ever stuck flying an Apollo Program module, you'd better hope you're wearing this necktie, which is silk-screened with schematics from NASA's newly declassified Apollo Operations Handbook. It's just one entrant in NASA's new contest, in partnership with Etsy.com.
Angry Robot Books is having its U.S. launch today, and we're ready to announce the three lucky souls who are each receiving a full set of a half-dozen Angry Robot titles, including Lauren Beukes' Moxyland.
Britain's most exciting new science fiction publisher, Angry Robot, is launching in the U.S. next week — and you can win all six of their U.S. launch titles. All you have to do is answer one simple question.
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities will catalog many rare and peculiar objects — but it seems like it'll be such an artifact in its own right. The book boasts a veritable bestiary of great authors... possibly including you!
There can be only one fan-favorite character from the Highlander TV series: Methos, played by Peter Wingfield. And now you can ask Wingfield your burning Highlander questions — and win Highlander on Blu-ray, or a replica of Duncan MacLeod's katana!
Why does science fiction always imagine disabled people as villains, less than human, or in need of redemption? You can help change this dire situation, by entering Redstone Science Fiction's new contest, "Towards An Accessible Future."
The search for a new publishing model that takes advantage of the internet continues. Author Peter Riley is giving out $3,000 in prizes to people who'll read his book, Universes, and answer some questions about it.
Attention, aspiring novelists! A new competition could get your space epic or Singularity romance published by a major publisher, and bring you the adoration of millions. SciFiNow is sponsoring the War Of The Words contest in collaboration with Play.com and (more promisingly) Tor U.K. — and even though it's a U.K.…