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The co-winners of the Galaxy Project Long Story Contest are:
The co-winners have signed contracts to be published by RosettaBooks with an advance of $1,000 against royalties of 50% of net receipts to 2,500 copies and 60% of net receipts thereafter.
The panel of Judges: David Drake, Barry N. Malzberg and Robert Silverberg reached this verdict unanimously.
Three Honorable Mentions:
Well over 100 writers participated in the contest. We thank them all.
Susan Forest, a Canadian, has twice been a finalist for the Aurora Award and has sold stories to Analog and Asimov's magazines. She is a retired teacher now writing fulltime and is an active presence in the science fiction community. Robert Walton, a Californian and also a retired teacher (Middle School) has sold many stories to the small press; he has been a lifelong reader of science fiction.
The stories will be published by Rosetta Books in November on Kindle at $1.99 digital list price as the first Galaxy Project Originals. The Galaxy Project will be launched in October on Kindle with 23 long stories originally published in Galaxy Magazine in the 1950's at a digital list price of $1.99 each.
The Galaxy Project is both a celebration - through new editions in widely distributed electronic form - of the great 1950's Galaxy Magazine, edited by H. L. Gold and a means through these new electronic editions of classic longer works and through its new novella contest to carry forth that tradition in the new millennium.
The contest to select one novella or novelette will be judged in the spirit of H. L. Gold and the great magazine of which he was founding editor.
Galaxy was open to all potential contributors in the 1950's and 1960's. Only excellence mattered. The contest will be "open" and judged on the same standards. The winner will: