FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE COMPETITION #96: Crime Blotter
Deadline: Friday, July 20, 5 pm EST

For our next competition, we want you to do a crime-scene write-up of your favorite science fiction/fantasy character, either from print or on screen. The character (who could still be alive in fiction) should die in the most amusingly appropriate way possible.

Example:

Young Tattooine farm boy Luke Skywalker died after drinking a glass of bad blue milk. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the refrigerator had a faulty power converter.

 

You have six entries of fifty words or less to make us laugh. The ones who make us laugh the hardest win a prize.

Give us your mailing address, people. We need it like Martians need potatoes.

Send entries to Competition Editor, F&SF, 240 West 73rd St. #1201, New York, NY 10023-2794, or email entries to carol.pinchefsky@gmail.com. Be sure to include your contact information. Entries must be received by January 15, 2018. Judges are the editors of F&SF, and their decision is final. All entries become the property of F&SF.

*First prize will receive a novel, typically a hardcover. Second prize will receive advance reading copies of three forthcoming novels. Any Honorable Mentions will receive one-year subscriptions to F&SF. Results of Competition #96 will appear in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue.