The Board of Directors of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have unanimously decided to formally and publicly acknowledge the multiple complaints and expressions of concern made both publicly and privately in recent months by former Writers of the Future finalists who state that they have had negative experiences during or after the event. As […]
Archive for the ‘Contests’ Category
The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA for short) is running a writing contest. Prizes include free books, and a grand prize of a free membership to Boskone.
The Sunburst Awards, recognizing “Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic,” has added a short story award category. Short stories published in magazines, anthologies or collections, or online all qualify.
Steam Press, a New Zealand publisher, is running a world-wide competition for short-short science fiction stories. All stories will be considered for possible publication and the winning entry is awarded a prize of USD$500.00.
News from the Libertarian Futurist Society: Alex + Ada, a graphic novel by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn, has been given a Special Award.
Dragon Con bills itself as the largest popular culture convention in the universe. As part of their 30th anniversary, they have announced the creation of the Dragon Awards.
100YSS is currently accepting submissions for original works and nominations for previously published works July 25 through August 31, 2015. The Public is invited to nominate previously published works.
100 Year Starship has established the Canopus Award, an annual writing prize recognizing the finest fiction and non-fiction works that contribute to the excitement, knowledge, and understanding of interstellar space exploration and travel.
It’s awards season. It comes around every year, and every year authors wonder whether they should put their work out for consideration.
This can be a scary thing.
by Katie Sparrow
In 2013 I had the pleasure of being on the wonderful Andre Norton jury and getting to read a metric ton of young adult and middle grade books (there were vampires! Zombies! And multi-world theory adventures, sometimes with vampires and zombies!) This year, I am the chair of the jury and wanted to share with you how to throw your best hat in the ring.