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Friday, October 9, 2015

Love Star Trek? Love Writing? Strange New Worlds Fan Fiction Contest Returns for 2016

This just sounds fun! I remember reading ST fan fic years ago and for many years I read and enjoyed the authorized Star Trek novels. Now here's a chance for you to write your own authorized Star Trek, set in any of the ST worlds: TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise, etc.

Simon & Schuster, as part of its celebration of Star Trek's upcoming 50th anniversary, will bring back its popular Star Trek: Strange New Worlds fan fiction writing contest. The orignal Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was a yearly collection of Trek short stories published between 1998 and 2007, with the amateur writers' works chosen via an open submissions process. The new contest for 2016 will result in 10 grand prize winners who will have their stories published in the print and eBook formats as part of an all-new and official anthology from Simon & Schuster (yea, this is going on my wish list!). Additionally, the two first prize winners will receive a free self-publishing package from Archway Publishing.

The deadline is January 15, 2016 for submissions by U.S. residents only, and the winners will be announced on March 31, 2016, with the winning stories selected by a panel (to be named in the near future). And, to make the 2016 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds a fully fan-created package, fans will soon be asked to submit their artwork for cover consideration. Visit www.startrekbooks.com for additional details.

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    1. I can hardly wait to read the results.

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  2. A good time for the right audience! My hubs used to watch ST all the time and the spin-offs but not any more. I never really got into it, but I do appreciate that people would love to write fan fic. Nice of you to point this out for ST trekkies!

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    1. I rarely watch anymore but there was a time I lived and breathed Star Trek and I met one of my best friends because of it.

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  3. This looks neat. I would definitely read this one- so cool they are bringing back the contest!

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    1. I agree! I'm looking forward to this and hope they continue with the contest.

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  4. I tried writing ST fanfic (or at least making up stories, even if not many of them got written down) waaay back in the 1970s. In middle school. I think I'm glad none of those stories survived! But this would be fun, if I had time...

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    1. I suspect many of us attempted writing ST fan fic. Maybe you could attempt a story for the competition, squeeze out the time?

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  5. oh I used to read the Star Trek Fan Fiction quite a bit when I was a teenager and loved it. This sounds very interesting.

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