Short Tales from the Mothership

Oct 13, 2022
5:00 PM–6:30 PM

The Mothership is taking flight once again! This sci-fi microfiction event is inspired by sci-fi magazine editor George Hay. In the 1970s, Hay asked authors—including Arthur C. Clarke, the namesake of UC San Diego’s Clarke Center—to submit short stories that would fit on a postcard. Likewise, Short Tales from the Mothership invites participants to submit short stories inspired by UC San Diego’s iconic Geisel Library, designed by the much-admired architect William Pereira.

To participate, send a sci-fi, fantasy or horror story with 250 words or fewer to Scott Paulson ( by October 10, 2022. At the event, you will have the opportunity to read your entry or have your work read aloud for you.

Scott Paulson