Seattle writer Laurie Frankel won the fifteenth Endeavour Award for her novel Goodbye For Now (Doubleday.) The Award, by Florida artist Ashley Harper, comes with an honorarium of $1,000.00. The other finalists were: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Seattle writer Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications); Amped by Portland writer Daniel H. Wilson, Doubleday); The Blinding Knife by Sherwood, Oregon writer Brent Weeks (Orbit US); and Costume Not Included by British Columbia Matthew Hughes (Angry Robot). The judges for the 2013 Award were Noreen Doyle, Susan Forest, and John Scalzi.
The Endeavour Award honors a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book, either a novel or a single-author collection, created by a writer living in the Pacific Northwest. All entries are read and scored by seven readers randomly selected from a panel of preliminary readers. The five highest scoring books then go to three judges, who are all professional writers or editors from outside of the Pacific Northwest.
To be eligible for 2014 Endeavour Award, a book — either a novel or a single-author collection — must have been published for the first time in English during 2013. The majority of the book must have been written, and the book accepted for publication, while the author was living in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, or the Yukon.) Deadline to enter books published during 2012 is February 15, 2014. Full information on entering the Award is available on the Endeavour Web site: www.osfci.org/endeavour. The Endeavour Award is sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.