Science Writing Contests

Picture Word Branch Sci-Fi Anthology 2015
We're looking for previously unpublished, original, science fiction short stories for WBP's 2015 Science Fiction Anthology.
Those chosen to be in the anthology will receive a copy of the anthology.
All proceeds will be donated to a literacy charity that will be chosen in the fall.

· Story must be classified as science fiction. Word count under 12, 000 words
· Subject line MUST have ‘The Word Branch 2015 Sci-Fi Anthology’
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· Please provide your name e-mail address, mailing address (contract must be signed if your story is chosen.) and phone number on the first page of your story. Entries need to be in .rtf format. Entries not in this format will be excluded.
· In addition, please attach a short bio (no more than 300 words) and a jpg photo (at least 300dpi) of yourself or an avatar.
Deadline for submissions is September 1st 2014.

PictureA Note From the Publisher

Last year, author Stacy Bender came to me with an idea. She proposed that Word Branch Publishing sponsor a writing contest for aspiring science fiction writers to be published in an anthology that spotlights their talents. I agreed, as long as she took a leadership position and all of the profits went to a literacy cause. Although the experience had a learning curve, it was a successful venture in the end. We showcased a number of new and emerging SF writers as well as earned money for The North Carolina Literacy Association.

After our initial experiment, we have decided to continue the anthology as an annual contest. As was the case last year, we are working with an all-volunteer group of editors, proofers, and formatters as well as artist Julian Norwood once again donating his time and talents. A big thank you goes to all of them, especially Stacy, for your hard work and time.

With that being said, thank all of you-the writers-for your contributions and efforts. Here's to another great anthology for 2015!


Catherine Rayburn-Trobaugh
Owner: Word Branch Publishing

Name the Anthology Contest

Have a great name for our 2015 anthology? Enter your pick to be eligible to win a copy of the paperback edition. Entries must be short, relevant, and reflective of our mission: to give a voice to new science fiction writers.

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