The winner of the 2018 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing was announced on January 31.
- Winner: Arthur Davis of Swarthmore College for the story, “Happy? Sad?”
- First Runner-up: Claire Spaulding of Columbia University for the story, “Four Days to Opening Night.”
- Second Runner-up: Rebecca Kuang of Georgetown University for the story, “The Corpse Return.”
- Third Runner-up: Brittney Hubley of the University of Alberta for the story, “Shitbucket.”
- Honorable Mention: Garrison Kammer of Bellevule College for the story, “Venus Return.”
- Honorable Mention: Alexandra Barr of the University of Alberta for the story, “Flood Daughter.”
- Honorable Mention: Charlotte McGill of North Carolina State University for the story, “Sapphire, Dagger, Hall.”
The $500 award goes to the best unpublished and unsold science fiction or fantasy short story submitted by a full-time undergraduate college student. The winner is invited to the IAFA annual Conference on the Fantastic, and the winning story gets considered for publication in Asimov’s. (The Dell Award was formerly known as the Isaac Asimov Award.)
The award was started in 1992 by Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine editor Sheila Williams and science fiction writer and journalism professor Rick Wilber who are the co-judges.
[Via Locus Online.]