Friday, September 29, 2006

Strange New Woods


Image Manipulation by Allan Sampson

After saying for ten years that I'd enter Pocket Books' annual Strange New Worlds Star Trek short story contest, I've finally done it. I wrote the story over the course of three very intense nights, sent it to New York via Fed Ex yesterday, and according to the tracking system it arrived at the Pocket Books mailroom today, three days before Monday's deadline.

I have no illusions about my chances of being published in Strange New Worlds 10, but it was great to finally finish a piece of fiction and send it into the hands of unbiased outsiders. The contest results are released on or about December 22nd, so wish me luck.

3 comments:

Sean Woods said...

Congratulations!

I'm very proud to see you take this step.

Leslie said...

Hi Earl,

Wow! Good for you! I hope you are happily surprised by the results. I'll be rooting for you in the cosmos...

L

susan_rn92 said...

Earl,
way to go! Good luck, I will be rooting for you, too!