Q. Who is eligible to participate?
The competition is open to all sci-fi enthusiasts! There are no restrictions on age, background, education, or nationality.
Q. I am not in India currently. Am I eligible to participate?
Yes. We’re inviting applications from all over the world!
Q. My nationality is not Indian. Am I eligible to participate?
Yes! Please feel free to send in your application.
Q. Is there an age limit for participating?
No, there is no age limit.
Q. Is there a theme for the competition?
No, feel free to write about anything under the purview of Science Fiction and Scientific Poetry under 1500 words. The story or poem can be based on any science topic. If you are using a current science or tech concept in your story, do make sure to give an accurate representation.
Q. How do I submit my entry?
The story/poem should be submitted in both Word and PDF formats with the following typeface:
Size: Title – 12, Body – 10 Margins: 2.5 cm
Q. Will I have to go anywhere for the final round of SYS?
No. Our competition will be held online.
Q. Can I write in a language other than English?
We encourage as much participation as possible. If you wish to write in a vernacular language, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to facilitate the same.
Q. Can I participate along with a friend?
Yes, we are permitting individual as well as team entries. However, each team can have a maximum of 2 people.
Q. Will all entries receive feedback from ISF’s mentors?
No, only the top 20 finalists will be part of an expert webinar session and may receive feedback if requested.