The Cold Eye by Kenmore, WA, writer Laura Anne Gilman has won the 20th annual Endeavour Award. The Award comes with an honorarium of $1,000 and was announced November 9, 2018, at OryCon in Portland, Oregon.
The other finalists were:
Cross Town by Loren W. Cooper (the book was written and accepted for
publication while Mr. Cooper lived in the Pacific Northwest), Xeno Books;
- Ironfoot by Victoria, BC, writer Dave Duncan, Night Shade Books;
Portal of 1000 Worlds also by Victoria, BC, writer Dave Duncan, Open
Road Integrated Media; and
- A Secret History of Witches by Port Townsend, WA, Louisa Morgan, Orbit US.
The Endeavour Award honors a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book, either a novel or a single-author collection, created by a writer living in the Pacific Northwest. All entries are read and scored by seven readers randomly selected from a panel of preliminary readers. The five highest scoring books then go to three final judges, who are all professional writers or editors from outside of the Pacific Northwest.
Judges: The judges for the 2018 Award were Elizabeth Bear, James Patrick Kelly, and Christopher Rowe.
Award Eligibility for 2019: To be eligible for next year’s Endeavour Award the book — either a novel or a single-author collection of stories — must be either science fiction or fantasy. The majority of the book must have been written, and the book accepted for publication, while the author was living in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, or the Yukon.)
Deadline: The deadline to enter books published during 2018 is January 31, 2019, which is two weeks earlier than it has been in the past.
Full information on entering the Award is available on the Endeavour website.
The Endeavour Award is sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
[Thanks to Jim Fiscus for the story.]