The Game of Thrones season finale seems like a good time to remind everyone of F&SF Competition #90. In 50 words or less write the last paragraph of A Dream of Spring, the final book in George R.R. Martin’s epic series. The funnier, the better. Winner gets a talking GRRM plushie. (IT KNOWS SECRETS.) 2nd place gets non-GRRM ARCs. Honorable mention wins an F&SF subscription. The deadline is July 15, 2015. For the email address to submit and all the rules, see: http://sfsite.com/fsf/2015/competition1505.htm
THE SECRET HISTORY OF F&SF
Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine, originally titled The Magazine of Fantasy, was founded in 1949 by Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas…or was it? Describe, in 50 words or less, the secret origins of F&SF. Alternate histories, imagined conversations, and science-fictional (or magical) twists on the truth are more than welcome. Another welcomed element: funny.
Shirley Jackson and Theodore Sturgeon leave a little basket on the doorstep of Anthony Boucher with a tear-stained note: “Please take care of our baby. Raise it as if it were your own.”
You have six chances to rewrite history before midnight EST, May 28th. Send your entries to email@example.com.
Please remember to include your telephone number and snail-mail address.
PRIZES: First prize will receive a subscription to F&SF good for the next sixty years along with a copy of The Diamond Jubilee. Second prize will receive advance reading copies of three forthcoming novels. Any runners-up will receive one-year subscriptions to F&SF. Results of Competition 78 will appear in the Oct/Nov. 2009 issue.
Judges are the editors of F&SF, and their decision is final. All entries become the property of F&SF.