[SKRIVA] Heinlein-novelltävlingen

  • From: "ahrvid@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <ahrvid@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: skriva@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 21:16:08 +0200 (CEST)

(Info om en novelltävling i Robert Heinleins fotspår, från http://www.
heinleinsociety.org/contest.html . Här är infon något omlayoutad, men all info 
finns med. Notera att man förstås måste skriva på engelska, utländska /icke-
amerikanska/ bidrag verkar inte uteslutas, men att man inte bara kan utan skall 
sända bidrag via E-mail. I övrigt verkar reglerna okomplicerade Deadline 1 
juni. --AE)

The Robert A. Heinlein
Centennial Short Story Contest

Three prizes will be given for the best original short stories reflecting the 
spirit, ideas, and philosophies of Robert Anson Heinlein.

$5,000 first prize
$2,000 second prize
$1,000 third prize

Contest Rules

1. The winning entries will be short stories (not to exceed 15,000 words) 
judged best in terms of
* General literary quality,
* Reflecting the spirit, ideas, and philosophies contained in the works of 
Robert A. Heinlein

2.  All entries must be in English.

3.  All entries must use an original (i.e. not Heinlein?s nor any other 
author's) universe of characters and settings.

4. Plagiarism will result in disqualification.

5.  Entries shall not include stories that have been previously commercially 
published. Simultaneous submissions to commercial publishers or other contests 
are not allowed.

6. Rights of first publication for entered stories and the right to use 
contestant's name and image for publicity purposes shall be granted to The 
Heinlein Society for duration of one year following the contest, i.e., until 
July 7, 2009.

7. Each entry will be judged so that the identity of the author is anonymous 
to the judges.

8. Entries will be judged by professional authors and editors. The decisions 
of the judges are entirely their own, and are final.

9.  All stories submitted for the contest may be considered for publication in 
an anthology.

10.  If an anthology is published:
* The First, Second, and Third prize winning entries shall be included.
* All authors to be published will be required to sign a publishing contract.
* Non-prize winning entries may be selected in any order, at the sole 
discretion of the Heinlein Society or its agents.
* Authors shall be compensated at standard SFWA professional rates.


1. Anyone published or unpublished is eligible except individuals involved in 
judging the entries, members of the Society's committee concerned with this 
contest, board members of The Heinlein Society, and their immediate families.

2. No entry fee is required.

3. By entering, all entrants expressly agree to be bound by all the terms of 
the Contest Rules.

Time frame for contest

All entries must be received before 12:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time on June 1, 

Submitting your entry

1.  Entries must be submitted as an attachment to an email sent to the email 
address HeinleinContest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The entry so attached must be in .
txt, .rtf, .pdf, or .doc format.

2. Entries shall be acknowledged by return email.

3. Each entry file must begin with the following header. Header information 
must only appear one time, and at the beginning of the file. Do not repeat on 
each "page".
Author's name
Email address
Mailing address
Telephone number
Word count

This contest is void where prohibited by law. Any taxes due on contest 
winnings, levied by any taxing agency or jurisdiction are the sole 
responsibility of the prize winners.

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