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.
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 short list for Terry Pratchett’s Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize has been announced. The winner will receive a £20,000 advance on a publishing contract. The winner will be announced on May 31.
- Postponing Armageddon, by Adele Abbott
- The Platinum Ticket, by Dave Beynon
- Half Sick of Shadows, by David Logan
- Apocalypse Cow, by Michael Logan
- Lun, by Andrew Salomon
- The Coven at Callington, by Shereen Vedam
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Christa Newman has been declared the winner of the BookView Café’s Extraordinary Steampunk Photo Contest. Newman will receive copies of The Shadow Conspiracy: Tales of the Steam Age, volumes one and two for her picture of a leather apron clad steampunk diva. Randolph Fritz took second prize and readers’ choice.
Transworld Publishers and Terry Pratchett have announced the Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize. This contest, which is open to unpublished authors living in the United Kingdom, Ireland, or the Commonwealth, is looking for novels which are set on an earth different from our own in some way. Submissions should be between 80,000 and 150,000 words with a synopsis of less than 600 words. The deadline is December 31, 2010.