A new contest is asking for your Star Trek fan fiction

Have a Star Trek story you're itching to tell? Pocket Books is asking for your best fanfic.

Spock and Unicorn Dog travel through time? Barney Fife battles Kirk with lirpas in downtown Mayberry? Anything is possible in the Star Trek universe, especially if you are telling the story.

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  • 2/4 11:00PMPatterns of Force
    "The Enterprise seeks out a historical researcher with whom the Federation has lost contact, and discover he has contaminated a culture, remaking it into a near-duplicate of Nazi Germany."
  • 2/11 11:00PMBy Any Other Name
    "The Enterprise's command crew must thwart an invasion by aliens from another galaxy who plan to conquer this one."
  • 2/18 11:00PMThe Omega Glory
    "The Enterprise investigates the disappearance of another starship and discovers a planet where the inhabitants are immortal... and engaged in a strange parallel of Earth's Cold War period."
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From 1998 to 2007, an annual collection of short stories titled Star Trek: Brave New Worlds gathered works written by amateurs via open submissions. Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Pocket Books is reviving the contest for 2016.

According to the press release, "ten grand prize winners will have their stories published as part of an all-new official anthology in print and eBook formats. Additionally, two first prize winners will receive a free self-publishing package from Archway Publishing." So put on your thinking caps and boldly go where no Star Trek story has gone before.

You have a little over two months. The deadline for Star Trek: Brave New Worlds submissions is January 15, 2016, and winners will be announced on March 31. The panel of judges has yet to be named. Even the cover art will be fan-made. You can find out more at Startrekbooks.com.

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