Imagining Indigenous Futurisms

Professor Grace L. Dillon of Portland State University, is running the 7th annual Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Science Fiction Writing Contest. The contest is open through November 1 to any emerging writer with an interest in exploring Indigenous issues through the medium of science fiction. The winner of a $1,000 prize will be selected by Andrea Hairston. Submissions should include a 200 word statement with background and goals in SF and a previously unpublished sf writing sample up to 4,000 words.

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Carl Brandon Winners

The Carl Brandon Society has announced the winners of their 2011 awards, which will be presented at Arisia in January 2014. The Parallax Award is presented for SF created by a someone who identifies as a person of color. The Kindred Award is presented for works dealing with issues of race and ethnicity. The society is named for a fictitious sf fan created as a hoax by Terry Carr and Peter Graham in the 1950s.

  • Parallax Award: Smoketown, by Tenea D. Johnson
  • Kindred Award: Redwood and Wildfire, by Andrea Hairston

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