SF Debuts Prize Shortlist

Hodder & Stoughton has revealed the shortlist for the inaugural SF Debuts Prize. The writing prize, launched by the publisher the Science Museum celebrates the museum’s exhibition “Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination” and aims to “discover some of the exciting talent of the future.”

The submissions on the shortlist are:

  • Saturnine by Chris Chiam
  • Emotional Transport by Ruth E Newton
  • Children of Clay by Alexander James
  • The Forest That Eats Bone by Laura Tisdall
  • Twice-World by Richard Caves
  • The Measurement Problem by David Whitmarsh

The winner will receive £4,000, alongside a full critique of their work, a six-month-long mentoring program with Hodderscape editorial director Molly Powell, and introduction to three literary agents. The runner up will receive £2,000, alongside a full critique of the work submitted, and the rest of the shortlist will receive a cash prize of £800, and feedback from the judging panel.