WSFA Small Press Award - The Committee

Small Press Award Committee:
Paul Haggerty (2014-2015)
Charity Helton (2014-2015)
Sarah Mitchell (2013-2016)
Jimmy Rogers (2013-2014)
Gayle Surrette (2014-2015)
Carolyn Frank (Administrator)
Newly Elected: Cathy Green (2015-2016)

WSFA Small Press Award - 2014

The WSFA Small Press Award honors the efforts of small press publishers in providing a critical venue for short fiction in the area of speculative fiction. The award showcases the best original short fiction published by small presses in the previous year (2013). An unusual feature of the selection process is that all voting is done with the identity of the author (and publisher) hidden so that the final choice is based solely on the quality of the story.

The winner is chosen by the members of the Washington Science Fiction Association and presented at their annual convention, Capclave, held this year on October 11-13th in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

This year the membership of the Washington Science Fiction Association voted to raise the award prize from $250 to $500, which will go into effect with this year's award.

Winner of the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award -- Announced at Capclave, October 12th

The 2013 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by Tom Doyle, winner of the 2008 WSFA Small Press Award, during the Capclave 2013 Convention in Gaithersburg Maryland. The winner of the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award was Good Hunting by Ken Liu, published in Strange Horizons, edited by Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, and Julia Rios (October 2012)
The award was accepted by Jamie Todd Rubin.
The complete list of other finalists:
  • "Astrophilia" by Carrie Vaughn, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke (July 2012).
  • "The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species" by Ken Liu, published in Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams (August 2012).
  • "Bottled Spirits" by Pamela K. Kinney, published in Buzzy Mag, edited by Laura Anne Gilman (June, 2012).
  • "Coca Xocolatl" by Lawrence M. Schoen, published in ReDeus: Divine Tales, edited by Robert Greenberger and Aaron Rosenberg (Crazy Eight Press 2012).
  • "Mornington Ride" by Jason Nahrung, published in Epilogue, edited by Tehani Wessely (Fablecroft Publishing June 2012).
  • "The Six Million Dollar Mermaid" by Hildy Silverman, published in Mermaids 13: Tales from the Sea, edited by John L. French (Padwolf Publishing Inc. December 2012)
The first award was presented at the 2007 Capclave in Rockville Maryland and WSFA looks forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come. See our Past Winners page for full details of the winner and the other finalists.
See our Rules section for complete eligibility and nomination information.