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  THE KEPLER AWARD
    Additional Entry Info

  • Other Prizes: Besides the cash award 1st place includes a plaque, publication in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores webzine at their usual rates, free one-year subscription, inclusion in a print anthology (publication date not fixed) at their usual rates, and one free copy of the anthology. At the discretion of the judges, if they find another of the finalist stories of sufficient merit. 2nd place, 3rd place, and honorable mentions (HMs) may be awarded with a free one-year subscription to Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores webzine. One or more of any such individuals may also be published in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores webzine and/or anthology, at their usual rates. From any funds received in excess of the cost of maintaining the award recipient(s) will also receive a pro-rated 10% share. Another 10% of any such funds to be donated equally between The Planetary Society and Astronomers Without Borders.
  • Other submission requirements: Writers agree to work with the editors in cases where some amount of editing and revision is requested.
  • Reprints accepted: yes, but reprints cannot have been published elsewhere within a year previous to submission, and cannot be available as a stand-alone, either paid, or for free
  • Type of electronic submissions accepted: attach as an .DOCX or.RTF (for audio use mp3; for video use mp4 or webm) file and use the Submissions Manager link at the bottom of this page
  • Rights asked for: If awarded, the writer will agree to the usual Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores contract
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted: no
  • Multiple submissions accepted: no
  • This contest does NOT accept postal mail entries