Issue 20 announcement: Pitches requested

    Friends of the BSR, it is that time once again. The Berkeley Science Review is seeking story proposals for the Spring 2010 issue.

    However, something is going to be different this time. As we approach this, our 20th issue and 10th anniversary, I am very pleased to announce the inception of the Berkeley Science Review Reader’s Choice Award. After the next issue is published, we will have an open voting competition to determine the recipient of the award. To put it simply, the article which readers like the best and receives the most votes, wins.

    The award includes:
    A $150 cash prize
    -I will interview the winner, and the interview will appear on the blog, as well as being prominently featured on the front page of the website until the next cycle.
    -You know, feeling like you might be a little bit too awesome.

    All pitches for Features and Current Briefs that are accepted for the next issue will automatically be entered in the competition. If the winning article is co-authored, the authors divide the award equally.

    Also, the editorial staff is making a small departure from our normal practice to state that, in an effort to improve the balance of our coverage, pitches concerning non-biological sciences topics are particularly welcome for the next issue. Please do not hesitate to pitch great biology stories, but if you think writing about astronomy sounds appealing even if you are an MCB student, go for it!

    Click here for more information on article submission. The deadline for pitches and idea submissions is Wednesday, December 15th. Email them to sciencereview[at]gmail[dot]com. Looking forward to seeing your great ideas.

    Greg Alushin
    BSR Editor in Chief

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