SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, October 28, 5:00pm

The Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative is sponsoring the Octavia Butler Sci-Fi and Speculative Fiction Contest.

All are welcome to submit. There is no entry fee. Submissions are limited to two entries (maximum of 1500 words) per person

First Prize is $200.

Second Prize is $100.

Winners will be invited to share their work at a public reading.


We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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