All submissions are to be made through the web site for this contest.

A blog post provides more information about this software.


The short story must be at least 1500 words long and at most 6000 words.

The work must not have been previously published.

There is no entry fee.

Entries will be judged on extrapolation on code retrieval, creativity, originality, and artistic quality. All decisions by the judges are final.

In the event of insufficient entries, judges reserve the right to not award prizes.

The winner must release the work under a Creative Commons Share Alike-Attribution 3.0 license (CC-BY-SA 3.0).

All royalties from the book will be donated to The Fistula Foundation and Sembrando (Sowing in Peru).