Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
In recognition of the outstanding talent that is now being published online, Phoenix Pick is setting up an annual award which will be given out to the best short story published on the web. Details of the award can be accessed at:
There is no fee for submitting stories for consideration. A minimum prize of $650 to be shared between the online publisher and the author is guaranteed by Phoenix Pick.
Submissions will have the added advantage of being evaluated by Eleanor Wood of the Spectrum Literary Agency. Spectrum Literary Agency is one of the premier New York agencies representing science fiction and fantasy authors. Other volunteer participants in the program include Hugo and Nebula winning author and science fiction critic, Alexei Panshin, and Ashley Crump, a writer and critic associated with various online blogs including SF Signal.
A selection of stories submitted (including the winner) will be invited to be included in an anthology published by Phoenix Pick, though an agreement to participate in the anthology is not a requirement for consideration for the award.
Phoenix Pick is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor Publishers. Published authors include Hugo and Nebula winning writers and two of this year's Nebula Nominees for Best Novella: Arkfall by Carolyn Gilman and Act One by Nancy Kress have been published by the imprint. Act One is a current nominee for the Hugo as well.