Re(3): New Scientist Contest Posted on 3/29/2017 at 11:31:41 PM by Marian
No, you don't pay to enter. They state "Entry is free and open to anyone who writes or would like to dip a toe in the literary water. The story must not exceed 2000 words and be written in the time allocated. You can be anywhere in the world but entries must be in English"
I would not post a contest that required you to pay to enter. I suspect the confusion came up over the fact you have to register but that's so they can send you your writing prompt and the contest is you have 48 hours to write and submit your work.
I only posted this because here it's free to enter and has a generous first prize. I thought it was an odd, quirky little thing that writers here might enjoy and also I doubt most have heard of it. Replies: There have been no replies.