24/02/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Fancy winning £500? Well, to celebrate fifty years of the BSFA’s involvement in British science fiction, they are running a 50th Anniversary Short Story Competition. Judges will be SFF authors Justina Robson, Stephen Baxter and that new(ish)-boy of space opera, Alistair Reynolds.
The competition is open to any writer resident in the UK or Ireland. The maximum length of stories is 8,000 words. The stories must be science fiction, but they're willing to take a broad definition of what that means. All entries must be accompanied by a £10 entry fee.
The winner will receive a cash prize of £500, the shortlisted runners up will receive £50, and the winning and shortlisted entries will be published in a special issue of FOCUS the BSFA’s magazine for writers. The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 5th September 2008 – the winner will be announced at the BSFA 50th Anniversary Birthday Party, 26th November 2008.
Enter over at http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa/website/competition.aspx
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