The finalists for the inaugural Mike Resnick Memorial Award for the best unpublished science fiction short story by a new author have been announced.
The award is sponsored by Galaxy’s Edge (published by Arc Manor) and Dragon Con, and will be presented at Dragon Con during the annual Dragon Awards ceremony.
The finalists are:
- Lucas Carroll-Garrett: Hive at the Dead Star
- Shirley Song: Times, Needles, and Gravity
- Z. T. Bright: The Measure of a Mother’s Love
- Christopher Henckel: Echoes of Gelise
- Torion Oey: Feel
The first place winner will get a trophy, a cash award of $250 and have their story bought (at the magazine’s prevailing rate) by Galaxy’s Edge for publication in the magazine. The second place winner will be given a prize of $100 and the third place winner a prize of $50.
The four runners-ups will have their stories displayed on the Galaxy’s Edge website for a period of two-months.
The shortlist will be judged by Nancy Kress, Sheree Renee Thomas, Jody Lynn Nye, Lois McMaster Bujold and William B. Fawcett.
Submissions for next year’s award are now being taken. The deadline to enter is April 15, 2022.
[Via Locus Online.]