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Word Branch Publishing Announces the 2015 Science Fiction Short Story Contest

Independent Publishing Company Is Looking for a Few Good SF Writers.
    MARBLE, NC, June 16, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Word Branch Publishing is continuing the concept began last year of an annual science fiction anthology contest. The contest is open to new and emerging science fiction writers who have unpublished, quality science fiction short stories under 12,000 words. Deadline for contributions is September 1st, 2014.

Winners of the contest will be published in the anthology and will receive a paperback copy of the book. All profits from the sale of the anthology will go to a literacy charity. The 2014 anthology is donating to the North Carolina Literacy Association after the book finalizes sales at the end of the year.

"Last year, author Stacy Bender came to me with an idea," says Word Branch Publishing's owner, Catherine Rayburn-Trobaugh. "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, and in the end, we showcased a number of new and emerging sci-fi writers as well as earned money for a worthy cause."

Word Branch Publishing has decided to continue the anthology as an annual contest. As was the case last year, they 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.

Complete rules and information for submissions can be found at Questions can be directed to Stacy Bender at Copies of the 2014 Anthology can be purchased from Amazon or the Word Branch Book Shop at

Word Branch is an independent publishing company located in the heart of Appalachia. WBP represents talented new and emerging authors who need a venue to make their voices heard.

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