Honorable Mention # 9

On September 18th 2016, I received an email informing me that I got an Honorable Mention in Q3 2016 Writers Of The Future Contest.

This is my ninth HM.


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New design for Writers Of The Future – Honorable Mention certificate


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My ‘When Words Collide’ panelist / presenter schedule.

Saturday 10 AM – In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

Ron Friedman, Graham J. Darling, Claire McCague, Glynn Stewart

Authors discuss hard science fiction and how it fits in today’s market.


Saturday 12 PM –What Kind of Fiction Writer Should You Be?

Ron Friedman, Angelica Dawson, Ev Bishop, Cecelia Frey, Rhea Rose

Writers explore the various avenues: Literary vs. Commercial, Long vs. Short form, Professional vs. Part-time, Traditional vs. Indie, or maybe something in between?


Saturday 1 PM -Military SF versus Space Opera

Glynn Stewart, D. G. (Dave) Laderoute, Jamie Friesen, Ron Friedman

If you look at the bestseller lists for Military Science Fiction and Space Opera, there is a huge degree of overlap – but the two aren’t really the same thing. Authors of both discuss the differences between these two closely related genres.


Saturday 2 PM – Analemma Books (Enigma Front: Burnt)

Justin Acton, Celeste Peters, Jayne Barnard, Renee Bennett, Robert Bose, Chris Patrick Carolan, Christopher Chupik, Susan Forest, Ron Friedman, Elizabeth Grotkowski, Katie Harse, Chris Jessop, Valerie King, Adria Laycraft, Colin Maheu, Brent Nichols, Rick Overwater, Sandra Fitzpatrick, Lee F. Patrick, Tim Reynolds, Erin Sneath, David Worsick, Kristine Saretsky, Craig DiLouie

Join Analemma Book’s publisher, editorial team and authors as we celebrate the launch of our 2nd anthology. Readings, signing, and door prizes.

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Saturday 4 PM – Villains and Conflicts

Ron Friedman

How to overcome a writer’s dilemma of creating a three-dimensional villain that can believably confront the hero. Eliminate the BS factor and the pitfalls of a simplistic moustache-twirling bad guy.



Saturday 6:30 PM – Aurora Awards Ceremony

Hey, I’m a Best Short Fiction Finalist.


Saturday 8:00 PM

Mass autograph session.


Sunday 12 PM – The Martian

Ron Friedman, GMB Chomichuk, T.K. Boomer, Rick Overwater, Glynn Stewart

A discussion of why and how humanity should colonize Mars.



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Short story sell: Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine

Short story sell. I just signed a contract with NEO-OPSIS Science Fiction Magazine. Finally, a publication that takes place on Mars.


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Honorable Mention # 8

On July 16th I received an email informing me that I got an Honorable Mention in Q2 2016 Writers Of The Future Contest.

This is my eight HM.


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A Matter of Anti-Matter

My flash story A Matter of Anti-Matter, have appeared in Polar Borealis magazine. July 2016.

I’m honoured to be published alongside Stan G. Hyde, Colleen Anderson, Rissa Johnson, Steve Fahnestalk, Michael John Bertrand, Mary E. Choo, Eileen Kernaghan, Holly Schofield, Rhea Rose,
David Perlmutter, Richard Graeme Cameron, J. Y. T. Kennedy, Catherine Cat Girczyc, dvsduncan, Nina Munteanu, Matthew Hughes, Mary E. Choo and Spider Robinson.

Cover art: Eric Chu.
Editor: Richard Graeme Cameron

Polar Borealis


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Aurora Awards – why vote?


Q: Why should I vote?


  1. Kobo Canada sponsors a prize for Aurora Award voters – One voter will get a free Kobo e-reader.
  2. Help decide who on the ballot wins: http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/2016-aurora-award-ballot/
  3. Help the award.
  4. Help the creators of the nominated work to gain recognition.
  5. Gain access to the Voter Package. An e-version of almost everything on the ballot. Novels, YA Novels, Short Fiction, Poems, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Anthologies and Fan Works. Here is what’s on the voters package:  http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/wp3/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Whats-on-the-2016-Aurora-Award-voter-package.pdf

Q: This Voter Package sounds awesome. Why do I get all this stuff? 

The purpose of the Aurora Awards Voter Package is simple: The nominees and the publishers want you to be able to read as much of the nominated work as possible, so you can make an informed decision about what is the best of the year.

Q: Who can vote?

Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident who become a member of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. Membership cost $10.

Q: How do I become a member and vote?

Go to Prix Aurora website, become a member, download the voters package, enjoy and vote. All under the ‘Join/Nominate/Vote’ tab: http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/

Q: When is the voting deadline?

July 23rd

Q: Who are the finalists?


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