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Saturday 22 April 2000

• The James White Award is now open, for the best science fiction short story by a non-professional writer. The winner will be determined by a panel of judges consisting of Morgan Llewelyn, Michael Scott, Michael Carroll, David Pringle and David Langford. The winning story will be published in Interzone.

Entries must be received by August 23, 2000. The competition is open to any non-professional writer anywhere in the world. Each writer may submit a maximum of three stories, none of which have been published before. Stories must be in English and between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. There will be an administration fee of £3/$4 per story entered. Full rules and writers' guidelines are available from the Award administrator, James Bacon at 211 Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7, Ireland or from the Award's website at as of May 1 2000.

James White was Ireland's best known science fiction writer. His first published story, ''Assisted Passage'', appeared in New Worlds in 1953. His novels include All Judgement Fled, The Watch Below and The Silent Stars Go By. He's best remembered for his series of stories and novels set on the giant space hospital Sector General. He died from a stroke in August 1999.

• The North Carolina Writers' Workshop will run June 8 - 12, 2000, at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Participants include John Kessel, Betty Adcock, Robert Bateman, Jerry Bledsoe, Angela Davis-Gardner, Marcia Douglas, William McCranor Henderson, Steven B. Katz, David Kellogg, Steve Kirk, Tom Lisk, Margaret Maron, Tim McLaurin, Duncan Murrell, Lee Smith, and Nancy Tilly. Tuition is $325, accommodations $150, and scholarships are available. For further information contact:

Robert Bateman, Director
North Carolina Writers' Workshop
Department of English
Box 8105
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105
919.515.4118 /

New Australian Market: Pulp Audience will publish science fiction, fantasy and horror up to a maximum of 10,000 words. Payment is 5c/word for fiction, 3c/word for non-fiction ($AU). No website as yet; the first issue will be out in September. For information contact:

Jamie McGraw - Editor
25 Graves Street
North Mackay
QLD 4740
Ph: (07) 49 577 885

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