Announcing the D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award

Posted By on May 8, 2017 | 0 comments


We are very excited to announce the opening of nominations for The Defying Doomsday Award recognising work in disability advocacy in SFF literature.

As well as publishing SFF fiction that supports positive storytelling for disabled characters, we want to encourage and support advocacy for greater diversity in SFF fiction. As such, the Defying Doomsday Award is a special award for disability advocacy in SFF literature.

This award is possible thanks to D Franklin, our wonderful Patron of Diversity who pledged the top pledge in our Pozible campaign!

The Defying Doomsday Award is an annual shortlist and prize. The award jury comprises Twelfth Planet Press publisher, Alisa Krasnostein, and Defying Doomsday editors, Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench. The award will grant one winner per year a cash prize of $200 in recognition of their work in disability advocacy in SFF literature.

Eligible works include non-fiction or related media exploring the subject of disability in SFF literature. Works must have been published in 2016.

We are now seeking nominations for the 2016 Defying Doomsday Award. Please submit your nominations to Tsana and Holly by filling in this form.

Submissions will be open until 31st July 2017, and the winner/s will be announced in September 2017.

Thank you all for your nominations, and a big thanks to D Franklin for making this award possible!

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