WSFA Small Press Award - The Committee

Small Press Award Committee:
Roger Burns
Cathy Green
Charity Helton
Sam Lubell
Sarah Mitchell
Carolyn Frank (Administrator)

WSFA Small Press Award - 2016

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 (2015). 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 7-9th in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The Washington Science Fiction Association is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction (published in 2015):
  • "The Art of Deception" by Stephanie Burgis, published in Insert Title Here, edited by Tehani Wessely (Fablecroft Publishing, April 2015)
  • "Burn Her" by Tanith Lee, published in Dancing Through The Fire, edited by Ian Randal Strock (Fantastic Books, September 2015)
  • "Cat Pictures Please" by Naomi Kritzer, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace (January 2015)
  • "The Empress in Her Glory" by Robert Reed, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace (April 2015)
  • "The Haunting of Apollo A7LB" by Hannu Rajaniemi, published in Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction, edited by Hannu Rajaniemi (Tachyon Publications, May 2015)
  • "Headspace" by Beth Cato, published in Cats In Space, edited by Elektra Hammond (Paper Golem LLC, December 2015)
  • "Leashing the Muse" by Larry Hodges, published in Space and Time Magazine, edited by Hildy Silverman (May 2015)
  • "Leftovers" by Leona Wisoker, published in Cats In Space, edited by Elektra Hammond (Paper Golem LLC, December 2015)
  • "Today I Am Paul," by Martin L. Shoemaker, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace (August 2015).
 
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.