Spin Your Science

Fancy yourself to be a budding Arthur Clarke? Fascinated by the stories that bring together science and fiction? Do your favorite movies and books run on the lines of Avatar, Interstellar, Star Wars or Star Trek?

Check out the top 20 finalists’ stories/poems for SYS 2023 below!

Click on the title to read the story/poem!

Title Author
The Peter Pan Trees Anusha Krishnan
Mnemosyne Mellisa Maize
The Perfect Body Rashi Rajeev
Renaissance Himani Dave
The Transplanted Prabha K.
Musical Painter Shravana Ganga B. S.
The D-Day Conspiracy Upasana Chandra
Freezie Frenzie Sabareesh M.
Persistent War between Microbes and Humans
Dr Girish B. Mahajan
The Perfect Human Shubham Yadav and Payal Patra
Bring Me Back To Life Khushnood Fatma
Legacy Shweatha J.
Save The World Abhinaya Anand
The Purge Swetha P.
Degrees of Descent Aditi Misra
Prometheus Ritobrata De
The Wandering Microbe Akanksha Jain
The Equation of Life Aman Dasgupta
My Light in the Darkness Subha Saraswathy Nedungadi
Gray Matter Amogh K. Ravi
Thank you for your interest in our flagship competitions. 
We are no longer accepting entries for Spin Your Science.
We look forward to your participation in the next edition of our competitions. Do stay tuned for more updates. In case of any queries, please write to us at indiasciencefestival@fast-india.org. 

Calling all sci-fi buffs! Here’s a competition to appeal to the curious writer within you! Participate in our science-fiction writing competition!


The competition is Open To ALL!


  • To receive mentorship and detailed feedback from our esteemed jury, comprising of acclaimed science-fiction writers
  • Network with fellow science fiction enthusiasts through our workshops
  • Get your work published on the ISF blog-page and annual magazine!
  • Win exciting cash prizes!




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I participate along with a friend?
    Yes, the competition invites individual as well as team entries. However, each team can have a maximum of 2 people.
  • Will all entries receive feedback from ISF’s mentors?
    No, only the TOP 10 finalists will receive mentorship.
  • Can I write in a language other than English?
    We want to encourage as much participation as possible. If you wish to write in a language other than English, please write to utsav@fast-india.org and we will try our best to facilitate your participation.
  • I am not in India currently. Am I eligible to participate?
    Yes. We’re inviting applications from all over the world.
  • My nationality is not Indian. Am I eligible to participate?
    Yes! Please feel free to send in your application.
  • Is there an age limit for participating?
    No, there is no age limit.
  • If my original story/poem has already been published, can I send in the same?
    No, we will not be accepting previously published entries.


For any queries, please contact Utsav Thapliyal at utsav@fast-india.org.