sci-fiction contest seeks entries
- The Baltimore Science Fiction Society Amateur Writing Contest
Baltimore Science Fiction Society is a 501(c)(3) literary
organization, dedicated to the promotion of, and an appreciation for,
science fiction in all of its many forms. To promote the creation of
quality genre literature in the state of Maryland, we're holding this
contest and encouraging everyone to enter. Anything that falls into
the "speculative fiction" genre--science fiction in all its forms and
fantasy in all its forms. Urban fantasy, hard science fiction, dark
fantasy, it all counts. That is to say, the work must have a
You have to be 18 or over to enter, a Maryland resident or currently a
student at a MD two or four year college, and you cannot either be a
member of the Science Fiction Writers of America or have been
published in a professional science fiction/fantasy magazine.
Word minimum is 1,000 words. Word limit of 5,500 words. All
submissions should be formatted using the standard short story
submission format (courier font, 12 size, double spaced, etc. see
William Shun's example here: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html)
There is no fee to enter.
First place wins $250 and will be published in the BSFSFan (our
convention guide at Balticon) and invited to Balticon to do a reading
of either a selection of their winning story or the entire story
(depending on length and the availability of time and the wishes of
The contest opens on March 1st. We will be accepting entries until
June 15th. The winner will be announced at Capclave on October 12th.
BSFS Officers and Board members, and the Chair, Vice Chair and
Department Heads for Balticon MAY NOT ENTER.
For more info, including the submission email address, please see our
website here: http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsssc.htm
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