XPRIZE - Seat 14c Writing Contest

Write a Fictional Story of the Feature to Win a $10k Prize Pack

Seat 14C Contest
Your Short Story Could Help You Win a $10k Prize. Image (c) XPRIZE, Used with Permission


XPRIZE is calling for you to create an original work of fiction to participate in their online anthology, Seat 14c. Enter your best story into their Seat 14c Writing Contest and you could win a $10,000 prize pack including a trip to Tokyo, cash, and more as well as the chance to appear in an anthology with some of science fiction's biggest names.

Sweepstakes Links:

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Note: If the sweepstakes entry link doesn't work for you, try entering through the home page and looking for a link to the sweepstakes.


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Open to all (where not prohibited by law), 18+

Start Date:

June 18, 2017

End Date:

August 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PT

Entry Frequency:

One time per person

Sweepstakes Prizes:

Grand Prize: The chance to have your story appear in seat 14C of the virtual plane plus a four-night trip for two to Tokyo, Japan including airfare, a stay in a four-star hotel, $1,500 spending money, a GoPro Hero5 Black 4K video camera to record your experiences, an ili Handheld Universal Translator, and membership and access to the acclaimed Science Fiction Advisory Council. (ARV: $10,000)

Additional Comments:

To enter, submit an original, unpublished fictional story between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The idea is that passengers aboard a plane are bumped through a wrinkle in space-time and land in San Francisco in the year 2037. Your challenge is to write a story from the perspective of one of the passengers.

You can view stories in this collection from some of science-fiction's greatest authors.

Entries will be judged on the basis of your unique visit of the future, how well your story matches the prompt, and how well your story aligns with XPRIZE's belief that technology can positively impact the future.