Norma K. Hemming Award Nomination Deadline Approaching

Nominations for the 2016 Norma K. Hemming Award close December 11

The award recognizes excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in speculative fiction first published in Australia or by an Australian citizen in calendar year 2015.

You’ll find the rules, the eligibility criteria, and a downloadable Entry Form here.

Entries must be received by the administrator by Friday, December 11. There is an exception for eligible works scheduled for publication between December 11-31, provided that a duly completed Entry Form is received by December 11 and review copies of the books are mailed to the Judges as specified in Item 7 of the Entry Form to reach them by post by December 11.

Jurors for the award are editor Sarah Endacott, writer, editor and publisher Rob Gerrand and writers Tess Williams and Sean McMullen.

The award will be presented at Contact 2016, the 55th Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Brisbane, Queensland, on March 25-28, 2016.

For further information about Norma Kathleen Hemming (1928–1960) and the award, visit the Australian Science Fiction Foundation website.