The Seattle Public Library is launching a flash fiction contest on the first day of 2016 "in honor of science fiction writer and Seattle resident Octavia Butler." The contest is named "Door to a Pink Universe," it's for fiction "between 500 and 750 words" in length, and the story "must be a work of science fiction set in any one of The Seattle Public Library locations, evocative of the social, racial and historical themes found in Octavia Butler's fiction." You have between January 1st and February 29th to enter. Start thinking about your entry now.