Nominations open for the 2018 D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award

Posted By on May 1, 2019 |

The D Franklin 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, back in 2015. This allowed the funding of the award for three years, meaning that this will be the last year the award is given, although we hope the recognition helps those awarded in some small way.


The 2016 winner was Disability in Kidlit, a website and resource for discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and young adult literature.

The 2017 winner was the Kickstarter campaign for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, a special issue of Uncanny Magazine.

We now need your help to discover who will be the winner in the final year of this award.


Nominations are now open for the 2018 D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award.


The Defying Doomsday 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 2018.

Please submit your nominations to Tsana, Holly and Alisa by filling in this form.

Submissions will be open until 31st July 2019, and the winner/s will be announced in September 2019.

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