Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction 2021 Finalists

Mike Resnick at Imaginales 2016 in France.

The finalists for the inaugural Mike Resnick Memorial Award for the best unpublished science fiction short story by a new author have been announced.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.]

3 thoughts on “Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction 2021 Finalists

  1. So are the four runner-ups getting paid for their stories? Or are they expected to donate them to Galaxy’s Edge? Some form of compensation should be forthcoming.

  2. Now added:

    “The second place winner will be given a prize of $100 and the third place winner a prize of $50.”

    So from that you can deduce that the fourth and fifth place stories get posted online without an honorarium.

  3. Mike Glyer says Now added:

    “The second place winner will be given a prize of $100 and the third place winner a prize of $50.”

    So from that you can deduce that the fourth and fifth place stories get posted online without an honorarium.

    Still not good. Any published work should be compensated, period.

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