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Rachel Swirsky
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« on: February 14, 2007, 11:57:19 AM »

(Christ, I'm out of it today. Before figure out what to call this topic, I was feeling mildly upset that James Patrick Kelly had died. Different person, Palimpsest. Different person...)

*Announcing the James Patrick Baen Memorial Writing Contest*

 Since its early days, science fiction has played a unique role in human civilization. It removes the limits of what "is" and shows us a boundless vista of what "might be." Its fearless heroes, spectacular technologies and wondrous futures have inspired many people to make
> science, technology and
> space flight a real part of their lives and in doing
> so, have often
> transformed these fictions into reality. The
> National Space
> Society<http://www.nss.org/>and
> *Jim Baen's Universe
> <http://www.baensuniverse.com/landing.html>*
> magazine
> applaud the role that science fiction plays in
> advancing real science and
> have teamed up to sponsor this short fiction contest
> in memory of James
> Patrick Baen.
>
> CONTEST RULES:
> -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 in a
> positive, exciting and hopeful way.
>
> -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 characters from another person's works
> will not be considered.
>
> -E-mail submissions only. Send entries as .rtf
> attachments to:
> isdc.jbu.contest@gmail.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.
>
> -Each entry must have a cover page with the title of
> the work, the author's
> name, address and telephone number, and an
> approximate word-count in the
> body of the email. The manuscript should be 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.
>
> -Deadline is April 9, 2007.
>
> WHAT WE DO WANT TO SEE:
> Moon bases, Mars colonies, orbital habitats, space
> elevators, asteroid
> mining, artificial intelligence, nano-technology,
> realistic spacecraft,
> heroics, sacrifice, adventure.
>
> WHAT WE DON'T WANT TO SEE:
> Stories where everyone dies, stories that show
> technology or space travel as
> evil or bad, dystopias, Star Wars type galactic
> empires, UFO abductions.
>
> JUDGES:
> Semi-final judging will be by *Jim Baen's Universe
> *editorial staff, final
> judging will be by the Publisher at *Baen Books*,
> Toni Weisskopf and *Jim
> Baen's **Universe* editors Eric Flint and Mike
> Resnick.
>
> PRIZES:
> -The GRAND PRIZE winner will be published in a
> future issue of *Jim Baen's
> Universe** and paid at the normal paying rates for
> professional story
> submittals. The author will also receive free entry
> into the 2007
> International Space Development Conference
> <http://isdc.nss.org/2007/>, an
> autographed copy of *The **Best of Jim Baen's
> Universe*, a totebag and
> coffee mug.
>
> -SECOND and THIRD place winners will receive a
> year's membership in the
> National Space Society ($45 level), an autographed
> copy of *The Best of Jim
> Baen's Universe*, a totebag and coffee mug.
>
> **Publication details will be worked out between
> winner and JBU. In the
> unlikely event that none of the stories qualify for
> professional
> publication, a cash prize, of an amount determined
> by contest organizers,
> may be substituted in lieu of publication.*
>
> -Winners will be announced and notified no later
> than May 9, 2007. (only
> the winners will be notified) The winners will be
> honored at the 2007
> International Space Development Conference Gala
> Awards Dinner, in Dallas TX,
> on May 22, 2007. (though we would prefer the winner
> attend this Gala, it is
> not required.)
>
> http://www.williamledbetter.com/contest.htm
>
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 12:19:44 PM »

(Christ, I'm out of it today. Before figure out what to call this topic, I was feeling mildly upset that James Patrick Kelly had died. Different person, Palimpsest. Different person...)

Holy shit, did you just freak me out.  >8->

Baen.  Okay.  Jim Baen is dead.  James Patrick Kelly is alive.  Whew.


Oh, and thanks for posting about the contest!  I saw that too, and meant to put it here, and kept forgetting.  Kudos for being on the ball.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 02:32:07 PM »

(Christ, I'm out of it today. Before figure out what to call this topic, I was feeling mildly upset that James Patrick Kelly had died. Different person, Palimpsest. Different person...)

Seriously, gave me a bit of a heart-attack there!

Sounds like a cool contest. Thanks for pointing it out. I should get something together.

But first. . . my thesis. . .
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