WSFA Small Press Award

The winner of this year’s WSFA Small Press Award, presented at Capclave on October 7 to original short fiction published by a small press, is “The Tomato Thief,” by Ursula Vernon. The story was published in Apex Magazine.
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WSFA Small Press Finalists

The finalists for the 2017 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 6-8 at Capclave.

  • “A Salvaging of Ghosts”,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Mytilenian Delay”,” by Neil James Hudson
  • “Radio Silence”,” by Walter H. Hunt
  • “Foxfire, Foxfire”,” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “Vengeance Sewn With Fey Cord”,” by Christine Lucas
  • “The Witch’s Knives”,” by Margaret Ronald
  • “Jupiter or Bust”,” by Brad R. Torgersen
  • “The Tomato Thief”,” by Ursula Vernon
  • “Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left”,” by Fran Wilde

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Imadjinn Awards

The 2016 Imadjinn Awards were presented at Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY the weekend of October 7-9. This is the first year the awards, presented to small press publications, were awarded.

  • Best Anthology: The Apex Book of World SF, edited by Mahvesh Murad
  • Best Fantasy Novel: King of the Bastards, by Brian Keene and Steven Shrewsbury
  • Best General Fiction Novel: Interstate Providence, by Samuel Miller
  • Best Horror Novel (Tie): Sins of Retribution, by James Gillen; Red Letter Day, by D A Madigan
  • Best Mystery Novel: Boneyard Beach, by Bill Noel
  • Best Non-Fiction Book: For Exposure, by Jason Sizemore
  • Best Paranormal Romance Novel: Dearly Beloved, by Rachael Rawlings
  • Best Romance Novel: A Time for Everything, by Mysti Parker
  • Best Science Fiction Novel: A Crowd of Stars, by Dave Creek
  • Best Short Story: “Nightmare,” by Tony Acree
  • Best Thriller Novel: Revenge, by Tony Acree
  • Best Urban Fantasy Novel: Pouraka, by Diana Gardner
  • Best Screenplay Feature Length: Inhuman Resources, by Hope Madden
  • Best Screenplay Short Length: Cemetery, by Pam Turner

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WSFA Award

The winner of this year’s WSFA Small Press Award, presented at Capclave on October 8 to original short fiction published by a small press, is “Today I Am Paul,” by Martin L. Shoemaker. The story was published in Clarkesworld Magazine.

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WSFA Finalists

The finalists for the 2016 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 7-9 at Capclave.

  • “The Art of Deception,” by Stephanie Burgis
  • “Burn Her,” by Tanith Lee
  • “Cat Pictures Please,” by Naomi Kritzer
  • “The Empress in Her Glory,” by Robert Reed
  • “The Haunting of Apollo A7LB,” by Hannu Rajaniemi
  • “”Headspace,” by Beth Davis Cato
  • “Leashing the Muse,” by Larry Hodges
  • “Leftovers,” by Leona Wisoker
  • “Today I Am Paul,” by Martin L. Shoemaker

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WSFA Small Press Award Winner

The winner of this year’s WSFA Small Press Award, presented at Capclave on October 10 to original short fiction published by a small press, is “Jackalope Wives,” by Ursula Vernon. The story was published in Apex Magazine.

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SFWA Announces Self-Publishing Guidelines

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced the opening of membership to self-published authors. With 1/3 the membership voting, more than 85% of the voting members chose to include self-published members. SFWA will apply the same income level to self-published authors, but allow authors to use a combination of advances and income earned over a twelve month period for qualification. The new qualification requirements, which will also make it easier for authors published by small and independent presses to join, will go into effect on March 1.
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WSFA Small Press Award

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.

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WSFA Small Press Finalists

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

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WSFA Small Press Award

The winner of this year’s WSFA Small Press Award, presented at Capclave to original short fiction published by a small press, is “Good Hunting,” by Ken Liu. The story was published in Strange Horizons and edited by Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, and Julia Rios.

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