Aliette de Bodard to Judge James White Award

The James White Award is an annual short story competition open to non-professional writers. Entry is free to writers from around the world and this year the judging panel will include French writer Aliette de Bodard, alongside Ian McDonald and the interzone editorial team. The winning story gets £300 and publication in Interzone.

From the administrators:

  • · Stories entered into the competition must be original and previously unpublished.
  • · Stories must be in the English language but the competition is open to writers from any nation.
  • · This year’s judging panel comprises the novelists Aliette de Bodard and Ian McDonald and the Interzone editorial team.
  • · Entry is free.
  • · For the full rules and details of how to enter, visit
  • · The prize for winning this year’s James White Award 2011 is £300 plus publication in Interzone, the leading UK science fiction magazine. This year there will also be a prize of £100 awarded by the judges to the second place story.
  • · The closing date for this year’s competition is midnight (GMT) 16 December 2012.
  • · If you have any questions, contact the Award Administrator at
  • · The James White Award was instituted to honour the memory of one of Ireland’s most successful science fiction authors, James White. To learn more about James White and his writing, visit

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