Taimur Ahmad has won the 2017 Dell Magazine Award with his story “Noor.”
The Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing is given to the best unpublished and unsold science fiction or fantasy short story submitted by a full-time undergraduate college student.
In addition to winning, Ahmad received honorable mention for another entry in this year’s contest. He received an honorable mention in last year’s contest as well. A promising writer, Ahmad is a past recipient of the Lunarians’ Donald A. & Elsie B. Wollheim Memorial Scholarship to attend Clarion West.
Winner: “Noor,” by Taimur Ahmad of Princeton University
First Runner-up: “The Food of Love,” by Claire Spaulding, Columbia University
Second Runner-up: “Questions for Oretta,” by Alexandra Barr, University of Alberta
Third Runner-up: “Braidwood Rings,” by Pearl Lorentzen, University of Alberta
Honorable Mention: “Everyone is Split,” by Taimur Ahmad, Princeton University
Honorable Mention: “Everything, in Both Hands,” by Alina Sichevaya, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Honorable Mention: “Protagonist,” by Gian-Paul Bergeron, Yale University
Honorable Mention: “Storm & Splinter,” by Marcella Haddad, Arcadia University
Honorable Mention: “Ravenous Things,” by Sarah Goldman, Bryn Mawr College