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.
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- 4/24 10:00PMI, Mudd"The Enterprise is taken over by a group of androids who are working for Kirk's old nemesis, Harry Mudd."
- 5/1 10:00PMMetamorphosis"When their shuttle is diverted to a planetoid, Kirk meets one of the pioneers of space flight, Zefram Cochrane."
- 5/8 10:00PMJourney to Babel"Spock meets his estranged father when the Enterprise escorts a group of ambassadors to a conference on the planet Babel."
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.