The results of the 2019-2020 NESFA® Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story Contest were announced at Boskone 57 on February 16, 2020.
The contest “encourages amateur and semi-professional writers to reach the next level of proficiency.”
Steve Lee says, “We got submissions from all around the world, including one in Russian (which we sent back for an English translation).”
- “Stick in the Mud” by Mary Alexandra Agner
- “Hope Chest” by Sarah Day
- “Author of the Dreams of an Outer God” by Jonathan Bronico
- “Deathtree” by Kit Harding
- “The Gravity of Grace” by Carina Bissett
First readers: James Boggie, Ann Crimmins, David G. Grubbs, Chip Hitchcock, Mike Kerpan, Suford Lewis, and Kelsey Pouk.
Final round judges: Elaine Isaak, Tony Lewis, and Kim Stanley Robinson