Jason Sanford (Thailand 1994-96) served with his wife and then came home to write short stories, essays and articles. A lot of his short stories have been published in the British SF magazine Interzone, which devoted a special issue to his fiction in December 2010. He has also been published in Year’s Best SF 14 , Analog: Science Fiction and Fact, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Tales of the Unanticipated, The Mississippi Review, Diagram, Pindeldyboz, and other places.
In 2009 he was a finalist for the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novella, and won both the 2008 and 2009 Interzone Readers’ Polls. He also received a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship. In 2001 he co-founded the literary journal storySouth, through which he runs the annual Million Writers Award for best online fiction.
And that is what I am writing you about!
The storySouth Million Writers Award is now open. For more information, including how to nominate online short stories for the award, go to www.storysouth.com/millionwriters.html.
The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2011.
(Oh, the magazine is also asking for donations to increase the amount of prize money for the winners. Jason is putting up $50 of his own money (left over Readjustment $$, I guess) as prize money, while storySouth’s publisher, Spring Garden Press, is putting up $150. They would like to give the winners more so he is hoping people will consider a $5 or $10 donation to increase the amount of prize money. To donate, go here: http://www.jasonsanford.com/jason/tip-jar.html)
Meanwhile, check out Jason Sanford’s science fiction and fantasy stories at: www.jasonsanford.com.