For this competition you're invited to submit a piece of specualative fiction* which explores one or more philosophical ideas.
You have 1,000 to 7,500 words and until the 1st February to do that. So far I'm in, but then it gets tricky. They also want a 'Food for Thought' section, explaining the philosophical ideas behind the story. Helpfully there are a couple of examples to refer to.
There's a prize of $500, publication in Sci Phi Journal, and although they don't mention this, I imagine there will also be buckets of kudos.
*"this includes, but is not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternative history, or magical realism".
Fancy a cheese straw to help give you the strength to tackle this one?