Neukom Award Open for Submissions

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is accepting book and play submissions for the 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards. The Neukom Awards, now in its third year, offers prizes in three categories of speculative fiction. Each category will receive an honorarium of $5,000 at a Dartmouth-sponsored event related to speculative fiction.... Continue Reading →

The Best of Africa Honoured at the Nommos

Akwaeke Emezi's fantastic debut novel Freshwater has taken the plaudits, and the top prize at this year's Nommo Awards being declared the Best Novel. Freshwater centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." The best novella award... Continue Reading →

Conjure Wife Conjures Award 76 Years Later

Alongside the annual pinnacle of the award season that are The Hugo Awards, is the lesser known Retrospective Hugo Award ceremony. Created to honour those works in years past in which there were no Hugo Awards awarded, the Retrospective Hugos (which really should be called the Retgos) were this year the 1944 awards, for those... Continue Reading →

Spinning Silver Strikes Gold

Silver turned to gold at Mythcon 50 as Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver took home the star prize of Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. The Mythopoeic Awards are given out to those works that are decided to have best exemplified "the Spirit of the Inklings", the famous Oxford writing group that counted JRR Tolkien and... Continue Reading →

Drastic Measures Take Ward to Top Spot

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, an mouthful made no easier to pronounce by their commonly known acronym IAMTW, have announced the winners for the 2019 Scribe Awards. The awards honour excellence in licensed tie-in writing, and this year's nominees wrote in such familiar universes as Star Trek, Star Wars and Doctor Who. The... Continue Reading →

Dragon Awards Announce the 2019 Ballot

The Dragon Awards have announced the ballot for the 2019 awards. Among the nominees are such well-known names as Kim Stanley Robinson, for Red Moon, and James S.A. Corey, for Tiamat's Wrath, both up for the Best Science Fiction Novel Award. The full list of nominees can be seen below: Best Science Fiction Novel A... Continue Reading →

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