The 2012 James White Award annual short story competition is now open. The James White Award was instituted to honour the memory of one of Irelandâ€™s most successful science fiction authors, James White. The short story competition is open to non-professional writers, with the winner chosen by a panel of judges made up of professional authors and editors. The judges for this yearâ€™s competition are novellists Aliette de Bodard and Ian McDonald and the Interzone editors.
Stories entered into the competition must be original and previously unpublished. Entry is free. The prize for winning this yearâ€™s James White Award is Â£300 plus publication in Interzone, the leading UK science fiction magazine from TTA Press. There will also be a runners-up prize of Â£100. The closing date for receipt of entries is 16 December 2012. The winner / runner-up will be presented with their awards at the BSFA Awards ceremony at Eastercon 2013.
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