Story Writing Competition for Readers

Stephen Pickering

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Here we have a specially commissioned artwork from Dumfries artist Stephen Pickering, and we’d like you to write a science fiction story inspired by one or more of the panels. Click on the image to enlarge it.

The prize for the best story is £80, a print of Stephen’s artwork and a 4 issue digital subscription to Shoreline of Infinity. The story will be published in Issue 3, of which the winner will also receive a printed edition.

We’ll also do an interview with the winning author to run alongside the story.

Maximum word count: 4,000 words.

Submissions accepted from anywhere in the world.

The deadline is midnight UK time (GMT) of 21st December 2015.

Submissions only accepted through this form:

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