The other day it was announced at the Friends of Merril Short Story Contest that I received an honorable mention for my story, The One in Green. Very exciting!
I’d like to offer a big congratulations to the winner, the other honorable mention and all the finalists, it’s a great contest and I’m sure everyone’s stories were absolutely wonderful!
For anyone who is not familiar with the Merril Collection, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate its virtues.
The Merril Collection is a Science Fiction and Fantasy collection located at the Lillian H. Smith Library in downtown Toronto (an awesome library if you haven’t been there).
Here’s a description from the library website about the collection:
‘The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy is a non-circulating research collection of over 72,000 items of science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction, as well as magic realism, experimental writing and some materials in ‘fringe’ areas such as parapsychology, UFOs, Atlantean legends etc.’
Parapsychology? UFOs? Atlantean legands? Etc?!
Awesome stuff! What could be more exciting? The answer is nothing.
So if you want to be involved in the Friends of Merril organization you can check out their website and discover how to become a friend of this amazing collection, or you can submit to the contest next year when it rolls around again.
Once again congratulations to everyone and thanks for running a great contest Friends of Merril!