WSFA Small Press Award
Open for Nominations

SF authors, small press publishers and WSFA members have until April 1, 2012 to nominate stories for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award for short fiction, now in its sixth year.

The award honors the accomplishments of small presses in promoting and preserving sf. Eligible nominees are works of short fiction up to 17,500 words long in the sf, horror and fantasy genres, published by a small press.

The winner will be chosen by the members of the Washington Science Fiction Association. Blind voting is done using texts with the identity of the author and publisher stripped.

According to The Rules: “Small press publishers and periodicals may nominate up to three (3) stories, published by themselves or others. A writer may nominate one (1) story, published by herself/himself or others. A WSFA member may nominate one (1) story.” Then five members of WSFA screen the submissions and produce the list of finalists.

This year’s Small Press Award Committee is: Colleen Cahill (Chair), Cathy Green, Paul Haggerty, Gayle Surrette, Meagen Voss, and Carolyn Frank (Administrator)

The award will be presented at Capclave 12 over the October 12-14 weekend.

The full press release follows the jump.

WSFA Small Press Award Committee is accepting nominations for its 2012 Award for stories published in 2011.


The Washington Science Fiction Association [] has established a literary award to honor the work done by small presses in promoting and preserving science fiction. The award, WSFA Small Press Award, now in its sixth year, is given annually for short fiction works (17,500 words or fewer) of imaginative literature (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction or like literature) published by a small press in the previous calendar year. Stories may be nominated by SF authors and small press publishers. Details of the nomination process and contact information can be found at [].

If you have any question email: admin (at) wsfasmallpressaward (dot) org.

Gayle Surrette
for WSFA Small Press Award Committee
Award Sponsored by Washington Science Fiction Association and
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