There will be no Copper Cylinder Award in 2019 per this announcement on the official website:
Please note that, for the time being, the members of the Sunburst Award Society have suspended honouring distinguished works with the Copper Cylinder Award. Inquiries can be sent to [email protected]
Diane Walton, Chair of the Sunburst Award Committee, says, “We are taking a year off to re-evaluate the award.”
The Copper Cylinder is an annual members’ choice award for Canadian literature of the fantastic.
Its name is derived from what is considered the first Canadian scientific romance, A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, by James De Mille (1833-1880). All winners of the Copper Cylinder receive a unique, handcrafted copper cylinder trophy.