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    Short Story Competition



    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 of storyline.

    Qualified Entrant

    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 ( or 407-823-2853).

    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 Frankenstein events
    • Posting on the UCF Library Frankenstein Website


     MONDAY, MAY 3, 2004, 5:00 PM

    Cheryl Mahan
    Room 203
    Library Reference Department

    For More Information:




    Susan Hubbard, Peter Telep, and Terry Thaxton, all creative writing faculty in the UCF English Department.

    This competition is part of the many activities surrounding the traveling exhibition “Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature” at UCF Library October 29-December 3 which is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Library of Medicine, and the American Library Association.