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 2014 WSFA Small Press Award -- Announced at Capclave, October 11th

The 2014 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by Tom Doyle, winner of the 2008 WSFA Small Press Award, during the Capclave 2014 Convention in Gaithersburg Maryland. The winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award was Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma by Alex Shvartsman, published in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, edited Edmund R. Schubert (Hatrack Publishing, April 2013)
The award was accepted by Alex Shvartsman.
The complete list of other finalists:
  • "Acts of Chivalry" by Sean McMullen, published in Tales of Australia: Great Southern Land, edited by Stephen C. Ormsby and Ellen Mae Franklin (Satalyte Publishing, December 2013)
  • "Bits" by Naomi Kritzer, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke (October 2013)
  • "Like a Bat Out of Hell" by Jonathan Shipley, published in After Death, edited by Eric C. Guignard (Dark Moon Books, April 2013)
  • "Morning Star" by DK Mok, published in One Small Step, an anthology of discoveries, edited by Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing, May 2013)
  • "Set Your Face Towards the Darkness" by David McDonald, published in Tales of Australia: Great Southern Land, edited by Stephen C. Ormsby and Ellen Mae Franklin (Satalyte Publishing, December 2013)
  • "The Traditional" by Maria Dahvana Headley, published in Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams (May 2013)
  • "Trap-weed" by Gemma Files, published in Clockwork Phoenix 4, edited by Mike Allen (Mythic Delirium Books, July 2013)
 
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.