Shine Anthology, edited by Jetse de Vries, has extended their deadline for submissions of positive, near future science fiction to August 1st. You got less than a month. Just a reminder--SHINE guidelines, SHINE expectations, and some fine essays:
Why I Can’t Write a Near Future, Optimistic SF Story–this one is a brilliant essay and really calls into question the nature of science fiction. Have we been feeding off science to create doomsday scenarios and don’t-touch-this theologies? These are great excuses about why people CAN’T write positive science fiction, but in the end, we should.
Optimistic Literature and SF Around the World: 5 parts just as the title suggests. Great reading. Nice job, Jetse. I wish these were published in a book, too, but then they wouldn’t be so graciously free! Thanks!
So AUGUST 1st: Get WRITING. Create the World. You have three weeks.