Monthly Archives: December 2012

End-of-Year Reminders and Deadlines

December 31, 2012, is the deadline for two Wolfsinger Publications anthologies — Different Dragons and Tails from the Front Line. See the Wolfsinger site for details. December 31, 2012, is the last day to join the World Science Fiction Society by … Continue reading


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December 31 Deadline for Two Wolfsinger Press Anthology Submissions

WolfSinger Publications is preparing two anthologies with December 31, 2012 deadlines: Tails from the Front Line and Different Dragons: Different Dragons, edited by Dana Bell, seeks stories about dragons with a twist in almost any genre. Research your dragons and … Continue reading

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SF Fans & Writers: Rates Increase in January for 71st Worldcon

Worldcon (the World Science Fiction Convention) is where the Hugo Awards for outstanding science fiction and fantasy work are awarded. The 71st Annual Worldcon will be LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas. Membership in LoneStarCon 3 constitutes membership in the … Continue reading

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A Sudden and Unexpected Visitor — 2012 XE54

Discovered just yesterday, Asteroid 2012 XE54 will pass Earth tonight and in the early morning tomorrow. Its discovery is reported in the Minor Planet Center’s Minor Planet Electronic Circular 2012-X37. At its closest, it is now anticipated to be a … Continue reading

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Visitors — December 2012

Two asteroids will pass through the neighborhood of Earth in the next several days. The smallest, 2009 BS5, at 15 meters, will close in at 8.4 Lunar Distance (8.4 x the average distance from Earth to Moon) on December 11. … Continue reading

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Smooch Contest Offered by Yosemite Romance Writers

Open to all Romance Writers of America members who are unpublished in book-length fiction, the deadline for the Yosemite Romance Writers’ annual Smooch Contest is 5:00 p.m. PST, January 1, 2013. Entrants submit a “first kiss” scene of eight pages … Continue reading

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For Submitting Writers: Duotrope’s Status Change

Duotrope announced this weekend that it will no longer be a free service as of January 1, 2013. It will instead cost $5 per month. For those familiar with it, Duotrope has for seven years offered a free online database … Continue reading

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