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.
- 5/28 11:00PMBalance of Terror"Kirk pits the Enterprise against an invisible spaceship testing the Federation's defenses."
- 6/4 11:00PMShore Leave"The past three months has left the crew of the Enterprise exhausted and in desperate need of a break, but does this explain McCoy's encounter with a human-sized white rabbit or Kirk crossing paths with the prankster who plagued his days at Starfleet Academy?"
- 6/11 11:00PMThe Galileo Seven"The Galileo, under Spock's command, crash-lands on a hostile planet. As the Enterprise races against time to find the shuttlecraft, Spock's strictly logical leadership clashes with the fear and resentment of his crew."
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.