Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction 2021

Mike Resnick at Imaginales 2016 in France.

The inaugural Mike Resnick Memorial Award for the best unpublished science fiction short story by a new writer was presented today at Dragon Con. The award is sponsored by Galaxy’s Edge (published by Arc Manor) and Dragon Con. (Result courtesy of Sean CW Korsgaard.)

Winner: Z. T. Bright: The Measure of a Mother’s Love

Second: Lucas Carroll-Garrett: Hive at the Dead Star

Third: Christopher Henckel: Echoes of Gelise


  • Shirley Song: Times, Needles, and Gravity 
  • Torion Oey: Feel

The first place winner receives a trophy, a cash award of $250 and has their story bought (at the magazine’s prevailing rate) by Galaxy’s Edge for publication in the magazine. The second place winner receives a prize of $100 and the third place winner a prize of $50.

The runners-ups will have their stories displayed on the Galaxy’s Edge website for a period of two-months.

The shortlist was judged by Nancy Kress, Sheree Renee Thomas, Jody Lynn Nye, Lois McMaster Bujold and William B. Fawcett. 

Submissions for next year’s award are now being taken. The deadline to enter is April 15, 2022.

Lezli Robyn announcing results.

[Update 09/07/2021: Corrected second and third place finishers per Lezli Robyn.]