För den som är intresserad av att skriva science fiction på engelska så finns Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest. Novelltävlingen är årligen återkommande.
Så här står det bland annat på hemsidan:
Write a short story of no more than 8,000 words, that shows the near future (no more than about 50-60 years out) of manned space exploration.
No entry fee. But please only submit one story…your best one!
All entries must be original works in English. Plagiarism, poetry, song lyrics, or stories that utilize characters or settings from another person’s works will not be considered.
E-mail submissions only. Send entries as .RTF attachments to: email@example.com
Please put the word SUBMISSION in the subject line when sending a contest entry and QUESTION in the subject line for questions to the contest administrator.
Please include the following in the body of your email: The title of the work, the author’s name, address and telephone number, and an approximate word-count. The manuscript should be a RTF attachment, in standard manuscript format and should be titled and numbered on every page, but the author’s name MUST BE DELETED to facilitate fair judging.
Employees of Baen Books, NSS and previous Grand Prize Winners are not eligible. Previous Second and Third place winners are eligible.
Contest opens for submissions on October 1, 2016 at 12:01am EDT. (Entries sent before that date will be deleted unread.)
Deadline – 12:01am, U.S. Pacific Time, February 1, 2017.
The ten finalists will be announced no later than March 8, 2017.
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