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York Emporium Writing Contest

Do you enjoy science fiction? What about writing short stories? If so, perhaps you could come up with a Civil War-themed sci-fi entry in a new contest sponsored by Jim and Pam Lewin of The York Emporium used book store. (Your entry does not have to be Civil War based, but the war is rife with opportunities for creative science fiction writing, and it might be distinctive from the usual outer space themes.)
Parallel universes, time travel, alternate history, fantasy,; there are several possibilities for you to explore in your mind and pen.
For more information and how to enter the contest, read on…

YORK, PA– Yesterday, I Will… is the common title that will be used in a science fiction writing contest announced during the day-long Sci-Fi Saturday event held at The York Emporium used book and curiosity shop. Budding authors of original science fiction are invited to submit entries to the contest.
“All sentient species of the known universe” are eligible to submit entries, according to the official rules, but organizers expect most entries will come from Central Pennsylvania.
“This is the first writing contest of its kind, at least in recent memory,” said shop owner Pam Lewin. “We keep hearing about all these writers out there, and we’re looking forward to seeing some of their work.”
Entries may be original works of poetry, one act plays or short stories of up to 5,000 words. Deadline for entries is September 15, 2008.
A panel of professional science fiction writers and editors has been recruited to undertake the judging. A single Grand Master and series of finalists will be selected.
The winning entries will be included in an anthology to be published this fall by Fortress Publishing, Inc. of Harrisburg.
Contest rules, entry forms and details can be found on The York Emporium’s web site: