• There is no entry fee to participate.

  • All authors must be age 18 or older to win.

  • Submissions open midnight anywhere on Earth Day, April 22, 2020.

  • Submissions close midnight anywhere, June 9, 2020.

  • Submissions must be the original work of the submitter(s).

  • Submissions should include 1500-3000 words, in English.

  • Decisions of the judges are final.

  • All contestants must sign a rights release form agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.


Follow these steps to submit a story. Only one story may be submitted per person.

  • Save your story, without your name, as a .pdf file. In order to provide an unbiased, anonymous review, please do not include your name on the story itself. You will be required to enter your name and contact details when you submit.

  • Visit our Easy Chair submission page for EDSFC 2020 Sapiens Plurum/FLI Short-Fiction Contest, after the contest opening date.

  • You will be asked to log in or to register as a new user at Easy Chair.

  • Once you have logged in, click “New submission”. Fill in your name and address and title of the story.

  • Authors must agree to the Terms and Conditions in order to submit your story.

  • Upload the .pdf file containing your story.

  • Press SUBMIT to complete your entry.

  • Judging will take about 6 weeks, depending upon the number of entries. Entrants will be informed when winners are posted.