Short Story Competition
Short stories submitted will be in the spirit of Mary Shelley’s
Frankenstein— new stories that celebrate or commemorate the characters,
conflicts and themes of the original such as, but not limited to:
- scientific experiments gone wrong,
- the hubris of modern technology,
- the boundaries between life and death,
- and alienation from human society.
Consult the short story writers’ mentor in case of doubt of eligibility
Must be a current UCF student at time of entry.
Length & Submission Format
Story not to exceed 5000 words.
Typed double-spaced in MS WORD:
Send paper copy & in an email attachment to Cheryl Mahan.
Short Story Writers’ Mentor
Beth Rapp Young, Director of the University Writing Center
On a stormy night in June 1816,
beside a lake in the shadow of the Alps,
surrounded by lovers and friends,
Mary Shelley began a story that has
never been out of print.
We are looking for more stories...
- $300 cash first prize
- Bookstore gift certificates
- Reading of the winning story by its author at one of the
- Posting on the UCF Library Frankenstein Website
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
MONDAY, MAY 3, 2004, 5:00 PM
Library Reference Department
For More Information:
Susan Hubbard, Peter Telep, and Terry Thaxton, all creative writing
faculty in the UCF English Department.