Vote in the AFTER Short-Story Contest!

Editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling asked 19 writers the same question, “What happens after the end of the world?” The result is the new anthology AFTER: 19 Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia

We challenged you to write your own story that answers that question. And write you did! Now it’s your chance to vote for the top 10 finalists who will be sent to Ellen and Terri for judging. (Did we mention how cool these two women are? And award-winning?)

Voting will run until Thursday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET, so get reading, Figs!

One grand prize winner will receive copies of AFTER edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Beta by Rachel Cohn, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh, False Memory by Dan Krokos, and The Fear by Charlie Higson.

One second prize winner will receive an eBook copy of AFTER from the iBookstore and a $10 Amazon gift card.

One third prize winner will receive an eBook copy of After from the iBookstore.

Contest Entries

  • Survivors
    • 6
    • 3

    The Survivors

    Mel wakes up in a ghost town that appears to have degenerated a hundred years overnight. Is anyone else left? What happened to the wor…

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  • Sanctuary cover
    • 10
    • 3

    Sanctuary

    For the After contest. Please read and heart if you like!

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  • A new beginning
    • 48
    • 7

    A New Beginning

    The end of our world, the beginning of theirs.

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  • Ashes1
    • 26
    • 1

    Ashes

    Thank you to Mira Lamb for the awesome cover! Theresa, or Tessa, is one of the only survivors when Mt. Bachelor erupts, something tha…

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  • Unknown-1
    • 11
    • 4

    Below Freezing

    The future tense second person story about his life after the next Meteorite Impact.

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  • Prelude to the last battle cover
    • 2
    • 1

    Prelude to the Last Battle

    What if you woke up one morning and your family had disappeared? You look outside and the world is in an uproar. There are tons of peo…

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  • Images
    • 15
    • 2

    Family is forever.

    AfterContest. PLEASE READ.

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  • Proto
    • 4
    • 0

    Proto

    === ENTRY FOR THE After SHORT-STORY CONTEST === <br>=== ORIGINALLY TITLED Love Amid a Mafia War WHICH I THINK WAS KINDA CHEESY SO I C…

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  • Ruins
    • 20
    • 3

    The Ruins

    GOAL OF 100 HEARTS!!!! The explosion that ended mankind took out the entire city. The only person left in the world is Jake, or so it …

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  • Cover-normal
    • 0
    • 0

    I Destroyed it

    The human race is no more. Done in by the aliens from Mars. They should be celebrating, but a young alien girl doesn't see the pleasu…

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  • Sun
    • 1
    • 0

    Eternal Sunshine?

    Her family and herself are the only humans left. The sun has burnt out, and the human race is everything but extinct. Now the end …

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  • Old gods
    • 36
    • 10

    Old Gods

    The old God's are all dead. Their cities have crumbled only the Mothers children remain. Or so they thought.

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