FIYAHCON Launches IgNyte AWARDS
FiyahCon, the virtual convention centering the perspectives and celebrating the contributions of BIPOC in speculative fiction, has recently announced the addition of the Ignyte Awards to their inaugural FiyahCon event.
“The Awards seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre.”https://theconvention.fiyahlitmag.com/the-ignyte-awards/
The announcement lists the award categories as below:
Best Novel – Adult
Best Novel – YA
Best in MG
Best Short Story
Best Fiction Podcast
Best Comics Team
Best Anthology/Collected Works
Best in Creative Nonfiction
The Ember Award for Unsung Contributions to Genre
Community Award for Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre
Finalists will be announced Monday 17th August, at which point voting will open to the broader SFF community through 11th September. Winners will be announced the weekend of the convention, on the 17th and 18th of October.
They’ve also asked the community to help with the funding of the awards (and the convention) through donations. To cover the costs of the production and shipping of physical awards. But I’m pleased to say that at the point of writing they have already exceeded their $3000 fundraising goal!