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Friends of the Merril Contest Update

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Late last month I decided to break my own rule about not entering literary contests in order to sub to a good cause. I sent a story to The Friends of the Merril Contest. Last night I got the great news that my story has been sent on to final judging. There are twelve of us in this happy bunch and we should hear of the winner and two runners-up by the end of the month.

Here’s some information about this organization:

The Friends of the Merril Collection is a volunteer organization to support and promote the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation, and Fantasy, a public access collection consisting of science fiction, fantasy, gaming materials, graphic novels, and other related items. The Collection is named after acclaimed SF author Judith Merril, who’s original donation of material formed its nucleus. The objectives of our organization are:

To encourage interest in The Merril Collection and the library

To increase awareness of works of the fantastic imagination, and Canadian contributions to this field.

To advise the Toronto Public Library Board on policy matters concerning the collection in consultation with the Library’s staff.

To act as a resource for The Merril Collection and other public and private collections in Canada and elsewhere in consultation with the staff of the Toronto Public Library Board.

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