John Madigan Medical Fundraiser

Washington area fan John Madigan was diagnoses with brain cancer last year and his medical bills are mounting. He and wife Candy, who have hosted the Washington Science Fiction Association’s 3rd Friday meetings for several years, have started a Youcaring campaign to try to help raise funds to cover JOhn’s medical bills and household expenses.

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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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WSFS Small Press Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2013 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 11-13 at Capclave.

  • “Astrophilia,” by Carrie Vaughn, published in Clarkesworld Magazine 7/12, edited by Neil Clarke
  • “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species,” by Ken Liu, published in Lightspeed Magazine 8/12, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • “Bottled Spirits,” by Pamela K. Kinney, published in Buzzy Mag 6/12, edited by Laura Anne GIlman
  • “Coca Xocolatl,” by Lawrence M. Schoen, published in ReDeus: Divine Tales, edited by Robert Greenberger and Aaron Rosenberg, Crazy Eight Press
  • “Good Hunting,” by Ken Liu, published in Strange Horizons 8/12, edited by Brit Mandelo
  • “Mornington Ride,” by Jason Nahrung, published in Epilogue, edited by Tehani Wessely, Fablecroft Publishing
  • “The Six Million Dollar Mermaid,” by Hildy Silverman, published in Mermaids 13: Tales from the Sea, edited by John L. French, Padwolf Publishing

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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 “The Patrician,” by Tansy Rayner Roberts. The story was published in Love and Romanpunk, by Twelfth Planet Press and edited by Alisa Krasnostein. Roberts previously won the award in 2010.

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WSFA Small Press Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2012 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 12-14 at Capclave.

  • “Flowers in the Shadow of the Garden,” by Joanne Anderton
  • “Lessons from a Clockwork Queen,” by Megan Arkenberg
  • “What Ho, Automaton!,” by Chris Dolley
  • “A Militant Peace,” by David Klecha & Tobias S. Buckell
  • “The Patrician,” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • “Yesterday’s Taste,” by Lawrence M. Schoen
  • “Sauerkraut Station,” by Ferrett Steinmetz
  • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees,” by E. Lily Yu

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Judy Newton Suffers Heart Attack

Judy Newton, the President of the Washington Science Fiction Association, was hospitalized on February 8 after suffering an heart attack. She is scheduled to undergo bypass surgery on February 10.

WSFA Small Press Nominees

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).

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WSFA Small Press Award

The winner of the WSFA Small Press Award, given to a piece of short fiction published by a small press publisher, was announced at Capclave on the weekend of October 22-24. This year’s winner is “Siren Beat,” by Tansy Rayner Roberts, published by Twelfth Planet Press.