Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Maryland students, ages 14-18

First - $150; Second - $100; Third - $50

The three winners shall also receive complimentary registrations for the Balticon Science Fiction Convention for themselves and their parents or one guest each and a free Balticon T-Shirt.

a. The deadline is March 31, 2010.
Submissions must be in the field of science fiction or fantasy. For more information, visit the contest website: www.bsfs.org/bsfsywc.

b. Submissions shall be no more than 2,500 words in length.

c. All submissions should include a title page with the title of the story, the entrant's name, home address, evening phone number, and e-mail address if possible. Also, please include your English teacher's name (or note if home-schooled).

d. Paper submissions must have numbered pages - all submissions must have a footer with the title and page number. They should not have the entrant's name or other identifying information on the individual pages. Paper submissions should be typed or printed, double-spaced, on 8.5" x 11" (letter-size) paper.

e. Electronic submissions must be sent as an e-mail attachment in either Microsoft Word or Word perfect format. Otherwise, they must be printed out and submitted on paper. One contestant may submit multiple entries, but only one prize may be won by any one entrant.

f. The winners will be contacted before the convention and their names will be announced to the public at the next Balticon on Memorial Day Weekend, 2010, just before the Masquerade at 8:30 p.m. Winners need not be present to receive their prizes.

g. Address paper submissions to:

Balticon Young Writers' Contest
BSFS, Inc.
P.O. Box 686
Baltimore, MD 21203-0686

h. E-mail electronic submissions to: "ywc AT balticon DOT org"

i. Judges shall be drawn from the membership of BSFS, Inc. All submissions become the property of Baltimore Science Fiction Society Inc. (BSFS, Inc.), and may be published in Society publications.

For additional information, call the BSFS Building at (410) 563-2737 or the coordinator at (410) 823-8913, or e-mail "ywc AT balticon DOT org". Convention information is available online at www.balticon.org. For general organization information and science fiction resources, visit www.bsfs.org.

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