I’m happy to announce that (for the third time) I’m a finalist in the Baen Memorial SF contest!
Although I’m not allowed to reveal the title of my story, or any other details about it, until the judging is over later this month, I’m pleased it’s gotten this far.
Writing hard SF always gets me out of my comfort zone, but seems to pay off, since I’ve managed to publish 3 of my previous submissions to the contest, 2 at pro rates.
Since you can’t read this year’s story, here are the three published stories that started their lives as Baen Memorial contest entries:
My 2013 finalist, “The Plumes of Enceladus”, can be read online at Abyss & Apex, where it was published last October.
My 2014 finalist, “The View from Driftwise Spindle,” can be read online (if you have a subscription) at IGMS, where it was published last July.
My 2015 entry (which got me a 5-day form rejection) was published in Nature Physics in September of 2015, and has since reappeared in print and audio from Flash Fiction Online and Audible, respectively.
ETA: The full list of finalists has now been announced. I’m honoured by the company my story is in.