WSFA Small Press Award - Ursula Vernon's 2017 Acceptance Speech

 
Hello, everyone! I'm sorry I can't be there in person. I am currently at home trying to build a chicken coop. Probably about the time you are hearing this, I will have thrown my power tools at the nearest tree and shouted that the chickens can just live in the spare bedroom.
Chickens aside, it is an extraordinary honor to have been nominated, let alone to win the WSFA Small Press Award. Small presses are really the lifeblood of speculative fiction. They are doing some of the most interesting and daring work out there, giving voices to the voiceless, telling stories that might otherwise be lost in the shuffle. I'm thrilled to share this award with Apex Magazine, and so glad to be part of this moment in speculative fiction.