Online Technical Fest of MYWBUT

STRING THEORY (Science Fiction Short Story Writing Contest)

Have you ever wondered about how the future will look? Do you think there might be life on other planets? Have you been inspired by the space battles and the epicness of science fiction books and movies? Do you have the imagination to make your own story? Join STRING THEORY - an online science fiction writing contest.

Within the span of a thousand words, you have got the opportunity to craft a prose about life, the universe and everything. The only other limits are set by your imagination - and how many light years and eons it could encompass in its tentative grasp.

STRING THEORY (Science Fiction Short Story Writing Contest)

Top 15 Stories

Event Details

  • The story can be based on an existing scientific theory or philosophical paradox. For example the movie Inception is based on lucid dreaming, Butterfly Effect is based on chaos theory, Gravity is partly inspired by Kessler′s Syndrome etc. (Fine, you can use lucid dreaming, chaos theory itself if you have to.)
  • Other themes and concepts you can incorporate are time travel, extra-terrestrial life, wormholes, genetic, superpowers…you get the picture.
  • Use the net.  There are sites that will help you create names of characters, locations or even story titles etc (Google Character/Location/Title Name generator)


  • Participants can submit their Story between 4th October, 2018 (10:00 AM) - 8th October, 2018 (11:55 PM)..
  • Languages which can be used - English / Bengali / Hindi
  • Participants can submit their Story in .txt, .doc, .docx, .pdf format only and the file size should not exceed 5 MB.
  • The story should not exceed 1000 words and one can insert images in their story.
  • A Participant can submit only one Story.
  • The story should be your own. Plagiarism will not be tolerated at any cost.


  • 1st Rank - Rs. 1000/-
  • 2nd Rank - Rs. 750/-
  • 3rd Rank - Rs. 500/-
  • 4th Rank - Rs. 400/-
  • 5th Rank - Rs. 300/-
  • 6th Rank - Rs. 200/-
  • 7th Rank - Rs. 100/-
  • 8th Rank - Rs. 100/-
  • 9th Rank - Rs. 100/-
  • 10th Rank - Rs. 100/-