Friday, December 02, 2005

Kudos to Julia

Did I mention that my daughter Julia recently won a cash award for a short SF story she wrote for last summer's international science fiction writing contest? (It was sponsored by a consortium that included UNESCO, the European Space Agency, and other groups I've never heard of—and also, in the U.S., the National Space Society.)

She got word last summer that she'd won the U.S. portion of the competition for middle school aged kids, and that her story was going on for international judging. She didn't win that final stage, and had assumed that her only prize was the knowledge that she'd won the U.S. section. But several months later, out of the blue, came a check in the mail. At age 13, she's now earned more per word for a short story sale than I ever have in my entire career! You go!



At 4:07 PM, Blogger tsmacro said...

Congrats, she keeps that up and she'll be able to support you in your retirement! *L* Be sure to let us know if her story becomes available for sale and i'd be willing to make my contribution to that end! =;)

At 5:10 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

When she got the phone call saying she'd won, they told her something vague about publishing the story, but I haven't heard whether or not they're actually going to do it. If so, I would assume it would be in the National Space Society's magazine, Ad Astra. That's just a guess, though.


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