Vocal is an online platform for bloggers and short story authors. They also regularly run contests. While anyone can sign up to Vocal for free, their New Worlds Contest is open to Vocal+ members only. Membership dues are on a yearly basis and include additional features, which you can read about HERE.
For this Challenge, look to the stars and write the first chapter of an exciting new science fiction story. They are providing the first sentence to get you started. Be advised, space explorer: you must use the sentence below to start your mission into the unknown.
Here’s the first sentence:
Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say.
Grand prize is $10,000. Submissions close August 16th, so hurry and send your opening chapter soon!