Deadline: Sept. 1, 2017.
Enter your 3000-3500 words story to the Transnational Arts Production Science Fiction Short Story Competition. Transnational Arts Production (TRAP) seeks original unpublished science fiction submissions centered around the theme “All borders are temporary”. It especially welcomes work from authors from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, and South America. According to TRAP,
Borders have always been a central political problem. Discussions of national and territorial boundaries, ethnic geo-rootedness, many kinds of -exits, mark our news feeds. Digital border crossings challenge and hack into political manipulations as well as offer new possibilities of techno-cosmopolitanism and even of new possibilities in egalitarian social identity. Geopolitical borders often overlap with other kinds of borders such as socioeconomic borders, racial borders, and borders framing sexual identity.
So, submit previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere stories that “offer new possibilities in border crossings”. You can send in works written in English or other languages. However, work written in English must be accompanied by an English translation. Email your story and cover letter, saved in doc or rtf format, to Editor Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAP will select up to seven winners. Also, it will publish the Transnational Arts Production Science Fiction Short Story Competition winners in a special themed volume (ISBN registered) in Spring 2018. And, it will give the Transnational Arts Production Science Fiction Short Story Competition winners a one-time award of NOK6000/~US$700.