Scribe Awards Nominees


by Pete Richmond

A slightly lesser known award, The Scribe awards recognise the world of “media tie-in” writing. While this field suffers from a lack of the prestige that the pure Science Fiction and Fantasy fields enjoy there is some excellent work in the area and the Scribe awards work to highlight this fact.

If you believe, and you won’t be alone, that most tie-ins are a cynical cash-in on a movie (or game’s) success then I honestly wouldn’t argue with you. However, despite this fact, there are some wonderful writers working in the field and I’d urge you to take the time to read some of the below works. Continue reading


Locus Awards Announces 2017 Finalists

by Pete Richmond

The Locus Awards, awarded by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, have recognised some of the biggest names in the business.


Past winners include Le Guin, Gaiman and Asimov, among a whole of other household names. The awards cover all the major categories with the standard speculative fiction award staples of Best Science Fiction Novel and Best Fantasy Novel the most prestigious, but also cover all aspects of SFF literature. An example of this is the most decorated winner of the whole Locus award history is Gardner Dozois, with an astounding 35 Locus Award wins, all of them in editing categories. Continue reading

Award for Disability Advocacy in SFF Launched

Twelfth Planet Press

by Pete Richmond

I’m very excited to bring you an awards announcement of a very different kind this time around.

A new award, the D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award is being launched.

Hosted by the folks over at Twelfth Planet Press, the award celebrates something very different than the normal “excellence” in the field.

Off the back of the wonderful anthology, Defying Doomsday, which supported positive story telling around people with disabilities, the award is to be a special award for disability advocacy in Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. Continue reading

Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Announced

Shirley Jackson Awards

by Pete Richmond

The Shirley Jackson Awards, to recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic, have announced their nominees for the 2016 awards.


Founded in 2007, the awards are named in honour of Shirley Jackson, the author of numerous works such as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Continue reading