The results of Nova 2018 will be announced at our AGM on 19 January 2018. Entrants who so requested will have a copy of the results and the Final Judge's comments emailed to them. They will also be published in Probe and on this website.

About Nova

The Nova Short Story Competition is our annual competition for budding writers of science fiction and fantasy short stories. The competition is open for entry from April until 30 September annually. Winning entries, finalists and selected other entries are published in Probe.

As a service to entrants, Nova offers critiques on short stories entered. They cost R25 each, are completely optional, and comprise an intelligently collated paragraph or two of comments made by our provisional judges.

The competition is co-sponsored by Arthur Goldstuck of WorldWideWorx

The Nova Short Story Competition FAQ can be found here.

Did you know? The first short story competition was held in 1971. First prize was an awesome R15! The winning entry, as judged by Arthur Bleksley, was Man Proposes by WG Lipsett.

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