Dystopian Fiction Competition 2023

Do you have a short story or the first chapter of a novel that has a dystopian theme? If so, we want to hear from you!

Pro Publisher is pleased to announce a brand new dystopian fiction competition designed for writers looking to take their creative output to the next level. Might that be you?

All you need do to enter the competition is submit your short story or first chapter of a novel, along with your contact details. You may submit up to three entries. Entry is free and there are three great prizes up for grabs, all designed to help new and existing authors improve the quality of their work and increase their self-publishing know-how.


Your story must be set in a dystopian society – think Orwell’s 1984 or Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Can you write about the essential struggles of the dystopian society? Then get an entry into the Dystopian Fiction Competition.

The work must be your own. Stories published within the past 18 months are acceptable, but there must be no copyright issues.

We will not claim any copyright on your submitted work but winners will agree to our publishing the winning entries on the website. (Copyright will remain entirely yours.)


  1. The winner receives a choice of Pro Publisher writing courses plus a self-publishing course. The winning entry will also be turned into an EPUB, complete with custom cover, ready for uploading to Amazon, etc.
  2. Two runners-up each receive a Pro Publisher self-publishing course.

Submission details

  • Deadline for entries to the Dystopian Fiction Competition is Sunday 1st October 2023.
  • Maximum WC 2,000 words, and should include your name and email address.
  • Entry is free. Up to three stories may be submitted.
  • Entries accepted in .doc, .odt, .pdf, .rtf.
  • Send your entry via email to seminaledits[at]mail[dot]com​.
  • Winners’ names and stories will appear on the Seminal Edits website.

Website link: Dystopian fiction competition 2023 (seminaledits.com)

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