FIYAH Literary Magazine has announced the creation of the Ignyte Awards series.
The Awards seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
- Best Novel – Adult
- Best Novel – YA
- Best in MG
- Best Novella
- Best Novelette
- Best Short Story
- Speculative Poetry
- Critics Award
- Best Fiction Podcast
- Best Artist
- Best Comics Team
- Best Anthology/Collected Works
- Best in Creative Nonfiction
- The Ember Award for Unsung Contributions to Genre
- Community Award for Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre
Finalists will be picked by the FIYAHCON team and announced Monday, August 17. Voting on the awards will be open to the broader SFF community through September 11.
The winners will be announced during the inaugural FIYAHCON, being held October 17-18. FIYAHCON is a virtual convention centering the perspectives and celebrating the contributions of BIPOC in speculative fiction.