June 22 – June 29, 2006 Edition

Irish Magazine
Offers Sci/Fi/Fan
Story Award

Albedo One, The Irish Magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, has announced its second annual Aeon Award for short fiction for 2006-2007. There will be a cash grand prize and a guarantee of publication.

Cash prizes will be offered to the top three stories, which will then compete for the grand prize.

First deadline for submission of stories is September 30th 2006. Every three months thereafter, a panel of judges will choose the best story submission for the quarter and these will be short listed for the Albedo One Award. The overall winner will be chosen from the highest-ranking stories on the shortlist by renowned science fiction, fantasy and horror author Ian Watson.

Entries should be no more than 8,000 words and must be typed, double spaced on one side of A4 (or equivalent) paper, and submitted to: Aeon Award, 8 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland.

Alternatively, entrants may submit their work by e-mail to E-mail entries must be placed in the body of the e-mail. Attachments will not be opened for system security reasons. Multiple entries are allowed, but must be submitted separately.

Shortlists and final results will be published in Albedo One magazine and on the Albedo One website:

Entries must not have been previously published. Shortlisted stories may not be published elsewhere while judging proceeds.

All submissions must be accompanied by an entry fee of 5 euro or £4 sterling or $6 dollars (preferably in notes).

Payment options:

Payment may be made securely and easily on the Albedo One website ( via PayPal. PayPal accepts all major credit cards. And it is NOT required that you have a PayPal account to use this facility.

Payment may also be made directly via credit card (Visa/MasterCard/AMEX etc.). For this option, please contact .

Payment may be made by cash in the envelope accompanying your submission (either £4 sterling, €5, or $6 US).

Once your submission is received, we will check whether you have made payment (via PayPal or any other means) before passing your story on to the judges.

The Award is intended to be accessible to as many writers as possible, so for alternative payment options please contact .

Copyright remains with the author, though Albedo One reserves the right to publish the short-listed stories in the magazine and on its website.