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This looks pretty fascinating.

Deadline: April 15, 2014
Submission Guidelines

Their Call for Submissions
Their submission guidelines

Authenticity mavens--but in a good way. They want high-quality attention to historical detail, and it shows in their submission guidelines. I don't know if I will ever write for them, but I hope I will.

They don't yet appear to be a market approved by SFWA for their membership qualifications, but I think they might make it if they maintain high standards of writing and historical accuracy.

The SF/F Writers of America will increase to $0.06/word what they consider to be the standard pay rate for professionally-published short stories in July 2014.

To be accepted into SFWA, you must have sold at least three short stories at the standard professional pay rate.

Sort of like Short Story Writer's Market, but a lot shorter.

Ralan's List of Pro Markets for short stories.

Story Length: 17,000 words or less
Prizes: $1,000, $750, and $500. Annual Grand Prize of $5,000.
Note: At 8 cents/word, a short story of 12,500 words pays $1000.
Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31.

Writers of the Future submission guidelines.

Deadline: February 14, 2014.
Short Story: 1500-7500 words ($600)
Flash fiction: Up to 1499 words. ($119.92)

Wonen Destroy Science Fiction Submission Guidelines

Scroll down for the nitty-gritty guidelines.

Deadline: February 1, 2014

2014 Jim Baen Memorial Writing contest

I don't anticipate writing a story for it this year, but I will certainly keep my eyes on it for 2015.

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(Note from Jordan Jones)

Hey Chantal,

All the info on the Shrdlu is available here

Etaoin Shrdlu Nemesis article at Obsidian Fleet Wiki.

There are 5 radiation clouds. I do not recall what the exact signature was for each, however, the yellowish-brown cloud is the one that provides the two way door. If you find out what the signature was, or choose to recreate it, please update the wiki with the new info.

I do have all of the old files from the Courageous and Langley station websites; however, you'd have to reinstall them in a php capable webhosting platform and search through the many pages to find the data you're interested in. It would probably be easier to simply redevelop it.

Chu'lak would be most concerned about the asteroid's origin.
Delvok about the effect it's having on the planet.
Chu'lak could certainly suggest an origin outside normal space, though.

Staff at the Hromi Cluster Research Institute

Chu'lak (Vulcan male) - Physicist, Solar system formation
Darlian, Relena (Human female) - Head, Archaeology and Anthropology Department
Delvok (Vulcan male) - Physicist, Planetary physics
Dhuro, Lanis, MD (Bajoran male) - Expedition Director
Graves, William, Ph.D (Human male) - Head, Physical Sciences Department
Stevenson Ph.D, Elizabeth - Subspace science specialist
Wallace, Harron - Research assistant to Dr. Stevenson

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Holy Mary, look--
Ripe oranges droop branches
In our hillside grove.
My lady too bears sweet fruit
And bends under its burgeon.

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1 ISBN: $125.00 (One book in one format)
10 ISBN's: $250.00 (Two books in five formats each)
100 ISBN's: $575.00 (20 books in five formats each)
1000 ISBN's: $1000.00 (200 books in five formats each)

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At a Glance

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Character Profile Sheets Index

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Which book would you want to see turned into a videogame?

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

How do you celebrate Independence Day in your country?

We watch a DVD of the musical 1776, hang out with friends, and watch the fireworks. :)

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Do you believe that a higher power controls our fate or that we choose our own destinies?

I believe we choose our own actions, which determine our destinies.

Who is your favorite mother (the character, not the actress) from television or the movies?

Like there is any question.

Marmee, from Little Women--the Winona Ryder version.
And Winona Ryder as Amanda Grayson, Spock's mother, ain't bad. :) I even forgive her for not being Jane Wyatt.

(Cross-posted to aerden.)


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

--- Max Ehrmann, 1927

This is a post I'm working on for the USS Courageous. The formatting symbols are a requirement of that ship's posting style.
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How to (Legally and Ethically) Steal Ideas by Holly Lisle

Below is a long, rambling post, half me talking to myself and half me talking to the world at large.

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