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Monday, August 18, 2008


Footprints Anthology

Theme: Long after our species and all its works have turned to dust, the moon landing sites will show evidence of our time here on Earth. Imagine future explorers from among the stars interpreting that. The astronauts' footprints should last longer than the fossils in the Olduvai Gorge have.

Length: 4,000 to 10,000 words

No simultaneous submissions

Electronic submissions only. Send as an attachment to an email message. Microsoft Word doc file is preferred, or rtf is okay (please contact us if you need to make arrangements for another format). Please virus scan your document before sending.

Email story to: Important: put FOOTPRINTS in the subject line.

Format: The standard manuscript format as shows here, except that we prefer single-spaced rather than double-spaced. Please don't do any fancy formatting such as right-justifying, etc. – leave that to us. Please don't hit Enter (or Return) at the end of each line. Let your word processor wrap the text.

Submission Period: From August 15, 2008 through November 15, 2008.

Payment: $40 upon publication. Payment is by PayPal

Science Fiction Poetry Contest

No Entry Fee

Deadline: August 31, 2008.

Any form of poetry is welcome, from free verse to traditional forms. Twenty lines or less. This year's theme is ENERGY - Any type of energy is welcome, from the most high tech-based to the magical and mystical.

1st Prize: $100 cash
SFPA Website Publication
Waterman pen and journal
A signed hardcover copy of The Journey to Kailash by Mike Allen
In the Yaddith Time by Ann K. Schwader
1-year SFPA membership

2nd Prize: $40 cash
SFPA Website Publication
Original painting by Marge Simon (choose one of three)
1-year subscription to Dreams & Nightmares
A copy of Riffing on Strings, edited by Sean Miller & Shveta Verma

3rd Prize:$20 cash
SFPA Website Publication
Lost Innocence: A Niteblade Anthology edited by Rhonda Parrish
Sporty Spec: Games of the Fantastic edited by Karen A. Romanko


J.K. Coi said...

Hope that everything is coming along. How's the knee?

I've always wanted to write something in sci-fi, and I'm thinking I might start with a short...

Maria Zannini said...

Knee is better, but I'm still limping. Thanks for asking.

Ref: SF
Go for it! We need more good SF--especially if it has romance. Have you ever checked out Galaxy Express?

They always have good SF topics.