Dream Foundry 2021 Writing Contest

Dream Foundry is excited to announce the winners of this year’s speculative short story contest. This contest is designed to provide a boost to beginners in the field, with professional judges and significant cash prizes. We’re pleased to have had over 400 contestants, with entries from more than 40 countries. In addition to cash prizes, all winners will receive first pick of workshop seats at Flights of Foundry and showcase events at the online convention in April 2022.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Dream Foundry Writing Contest:

1. “Cooking: A Science” by Shinjini Dey
2. “Amadi on the Concrete” by Jarred Thompson
3. “Clear As Water, Red As Ruin” by Sigrid Marianne Gayangos

Special thanks and a round of applause to this year’s finalists:

  • Amy Johnson
  • Brienne D. Hayes
  • C. Bradley White
  • Cat T.
  • Kay Orchison
  • Kellye McBride
  • Robin Sebolino

We would also like to extend our thanks to contest coordinators Vajra Chandrasekera and J.D. Harlock and judges Vajra Chandrasekera and Premee Mohamed. We are incredibly grateful for the gift of their expertise and time to help us uplift emerging voices in speculative writing.