The winner of this year’s WSFA Small Press Award, presented at Capclave on October 11 to original short fiction published by a small press, is “Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma,” by Alex Shvartsman. The story was published in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show and edited by Edmund R. Schubert.
The finalists for the 2014 Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Small Press Awards have been announced. The awards are given annually to recognize excellence in short fiction originally published in small press venues. This year’s winners will be announced October 10-12 at Capclave.
- “Acts of Chivalry,” by Sean McMullen
- “Bits,” by Naomi Kritzer
- “Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma,” by Alex Shvartsman
- “Like a Bat Out of Hell,” by Jonathan Shipley
- “Morning Star,” by DK Mok
- “Set Your Face Towards the Darkness,” by David McDonald
- “The Traditional,” by Maria Dahvana Headley
- “Trap-weed,” by Gemma Files
The nominees for the WSFA Small Press Awards have been announced. Given out by the Washington Science Fiction Association. The short list was determined by a jury which read the stories with all identifying marks removed. The winners are selected by the members the Washington Science Fiction Association and will be announced at Capclave the weekend of October 14-16.
- “After the Dragon,” by Sarah Monette, published in Fantasy Magazine (January 2010), edited by Cat Rambo and Sean Wallace.
- “Amaryllis,” by Carrie Vaughn, published in Lightspeed Magazine (June 2010), edited by John Joseph Adams.
- “The Cassandra Project,” by Jack McDevitt, published in Lightspeed Magazine (June 2010), edited by John Joseph Adams,
- “The Days of Flaming Motorcycles,” by Catherynne M. Valente, published in Dark Faith, edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, Apex Book Co. (May 2010).
- “Enid and the Prince,” by RJ Astruc, published in Worlds Next Door, edited by Tehani Wessely, FableCroft Publishing (June 2010).
- “Lord Bai’s Discovery,” by Jean Marie Ward, published in Dragon’s Lure, edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jennifer Ross, and Jeffrey Lyman, Dark Quest Books (June 2010).
The Washington Science Fiction Association has announced the nominees for its 2010 Small Press Awards, presented to short fiction published by the small press. The winner will be chosen by the members of WSFA, and announced at Capclave the weekend of 22-24 October. This year’s Small Press Award Committee is: Colleen Cahill, Cathy Green, Paul Haggerty, Gayle Surrette, Michael Walsh, and Carolyn Frank.
- “each thing i show you is a piece of my death,” by Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer (published in Clockwork Phoenix 2, edited by Mike Allen, Norilana Books)
- “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” by Eugie Foster (published in Interzone, January 2009, edited by Andy Cox, and in Apex Magazine, August 2009, edited by Catherynne M. Valente)
- “Race to the Moon,” by Kyell Gold (published in New Fables, edited by Tim Susman, Sofawolf Press)
- “Images of Anna,” by Nancy Kress (published in Fantasy Magazine, September 2009, edited by Cat Rambo)
- “James and the Dark Grimoire,” by Kevin Lauderdale (published in Cthulhu Unbound, edited by Thomas Brannan and John Sunseri, Permuted Press)
- “The Pirate Captain’s Daughter,” by Yoon Ha Lee (published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #27, edited Scott H. Andrews)
- “Siren Beat,” by Tansy Rayner Roberts (published in Twelfth Planet, edited by Alisa Krasnostein)
- “The Very Difficult Diwali of Sub-Inspector Gurushankar Rajaram,” by Jeff Soesbe (published in DayBreak Magazine, October 2009, edited by Jetse de Vries)