In celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016, CBS has brought back the popular Star Trek: Strange New Worlds fan fiction writing contest, which gives amateur authors the chance to get their stories in an official Star Trek anthology book published by Simon & Schuster.
Are you a writer who wants to explore the universe of Star Trek? Now you can do that, in print, officially, and sponsored by CBS. The Star Trek: Strange New Worlds writing contest is being brought back by popular demand. The contest originally ran annually, compiling short stories written by fans from 1998 until 2007. The new contest offers similar rewards, with the ultimate prize of publication in the official anthology going to the 10 best stories. According to StarTrek.com:
“The new contest for 2106 will result in 10 grand prize winners who will have their stories published in the print and eBook formats as part of an all-new and official anthology from Simon & Schuster. Additionally, the two first prize winners will receive a free self-publishing package from Archway Publishing.”
The deadline to submit your stories is January 15, 2016 and is open to U.S. residents only. The winning stories will be selected by a panel and will be announced on March 31st, 2016.
Check out StarTrekBooks.com for more information and to enter to win!