Irish television RTÉ is running its Storyland contest, allowing viewers to vote on webisodes of different series with the winner of each round of voting commissioned to make additional episodes, this year, one of the contestants, Victory, is a science fiction series.
Christopher Kastensmidt’s The Elephant and Macaw Banner and Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show have announced the winner of the Hydra Competition to find the best sf short story published in Brazil during 2009 and 2010. Brontops Baruq’s story “História com desenho e diálogo” was selected by Card and translated from Portuguese into English by Kastensmidt. It appears in the current issue of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.
OdysseyCon has announced the fifth annual OddContest, looking for 500 words or less of speculative prose poetry or flash fiction. Stories are due by January 15, 2012. There is a $10 entry fee for adults older than 18. Youths younger than 18 on January 1, 2012 may submit one story without the entry fee. The 2012 final judge will be Terry Garey. Winning poems/stories will be read at OddCon, published in the program, and posted on the OdysseyCon site and the top three finishers will receive a collection of books.
Mary Mascari won the ISFiC Writer’s Contest with her story “The Pod.” The contest is sponsored by ISFiC in conjunction with Windycon. Mascari won a membership at Windycon, room night, and $300. Her story was published in the con program book. This year’s contest was judged by Bill Fawcett, Roland Green, and Elizabeth Anne Hull. This is Mascari’s second ISFiC Writer’s Contest victory, joining previous two-time winners Richard Chwedyk and C.T. Fluhr.
To celebrate the completion of Jo Walton’s series on Hugo Award winners, Tor.com has announced a drawing to give away a membership (either attending or supporting) to Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, scheduled to be held in Chicago from August 30-September 3, 2012.
Christopher Kastensmidt’s The Elephant and Macaw Banner and Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show are sponsoring the Hydra Competition to find the best sf short story published in Brazil during 2009 and 2010. The winner, selected by Card, will be translated from Portuguese into English by Kastensmidt for publication in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. The submission period is 1 July through 15 August.
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David Cake won DUFF (the Down Under Fan Fund) over Paula McGrath. On his third race to come from Down under to North America, Cake received 80 votes to McGrath’s 57. A total of 148 votes were cast, with the remaining split between “No Preference,” “Hold Over,” and “None of the Above.” Cake will travel to North America to attend Renovation, this year’s Worldcon.
Terry Pratchett has announced the winners of the first Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now writing contest. Two works, David Logan’s Half Sick of Shadow and Michael Logan’s Apocalypse Cow will receive a publishing contract from Transworld and will split the £20,000 prize. The two winners are not related.
The Mariposa Writers’ Group is holding a writing contest in conjunction with the Lake County Literary Lapses. Entrants should not have been commercially published and pieces (no longer than 2,000 words) may be fiction or non-fiction. There is a Can$15 entry fee for each submission and the deadline is July 15.