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Warfare 2030-2050


Topic: Warfare in 2030-2050


Entry Guidelines

Deadline: February 15, 2017 – no entry fee

Winner announced: On or about 31 March 2017

Writing contest is OPEN TO EVERYONE (18 & older)


One Overall Winning Submission Receives:
Story turned into visualization | Invitation to present story at Mad Scientist Conference in Washington DC |

Most Expenses covered for travel 


Papers chosen by panel will be published in: Army Press, Small Wars Journal

Our intent: to publish exceptional material 


5000 word limit


Please send submissions to:

 Allison Winer at: allison.d.winer.civ@mail.mil

Basic guidelines:

  • Co-writers are allowed. Only one writer needs to submit.
  • Focused on Sci-Fi writing
  • Electronic submissions only
  • Word doc preferred in .doc, .docx, will accept PDF
  • Short story- 5000 WORD COUNT (8 page limit)
  • 12 point font, single spaced, 8.5x11 page size
  • Must include release form- or story will not be considered
  • USG and DOD must clear writing through PAO
  • Suggest reviewing attachments for more information

Some general rules:

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of competition close
  • The short story entered must NOT have been previously published
  • Prefer best entry over multiple entries
  • Any written material submitted may be freely used by the Army
  • Best piece of advice we can give all writers is to submit material that highlights your unique voice– and unique story- what separates you and your short story from the pack.

Questions? Contact Allison Winer at: allison.d.winer.civ@mail.mil