WSFA Small Press Award - The History

2012

The 2012 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by WSFA Small Press Award Committee Chair Cathy Green, during the Capclave 2012 Convention in Gaithersburg Maryland. The winner of the 2012 WSFA Small Press Award was "The Patrician" by Tansy Rayner Roberts, published in Love and Romanpunk, by Twelfth Planet Press, May 2011, edited by Alisa Krasnostein
The award was accepted by Colleen Cahill. Here's a copy of Tansy's Acceptance Speech, as delivered by Colleen.
The complete list of other finalists:
  • "A Militant Peace" by David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, November 2011.
  • "Flowers in the Shadow of the Garden" by Joanne Anderton in Hope, edited by Sasha Beattie, published by Kayelle Press, October 2011.
  • "Lessons from a Clockwork Queen" by Megan Arkenberg, published in Fantasy Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, September 2011.
  • "Sauerkraut Station" by Ferrett Steinmetz, published in GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Ann Leckie, November 2011.
  • "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" by E. Lily Yu, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, April 2011.
  • "What Ho, Automaton!" by Chris Dolley, in Shadow Conspiracy, Volume II, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, published by Book View Cafe, February 2011.
  • "Yesterday's Taste" by Lawrence M. Schoen in Transtories, edited by Colin Harvey and published by Aeon Press, October 2011.
 

2011

The 2011 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by WSFA Small Press Award Committee Chair Colleen Cahill, during the Capclave 2011 Convention in Gaithersburg Maryland. The winner of the 2011 WSFA Small Press Award was "Amaryllis" by Carrie Vaughn, published in the June 2010 issue of Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams
The award was accepted by Carrie Vaughn.
The complete list of other finalists:
  • "After the Dragon", by Sarah Monette, published in the January 2010 issue of Fantasy Magazine, edited by Cat Rambo & Sean Wallace
  • "The Cassandra Project", by Jack McDevitt, published in the June 2010 issue of Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • "The Days of Flaming Motorcycles", by Catherynne M. Valente, published in Dark Faith anthology, edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, Apex Book Co. (May 2010)
  • "Enid and the Prince", by RJ Astruc, published in Worlds Next Door, edited by Tehani Wessely, FableCroft Publishing (June 2010)
  • "Lord Bai's Discovery" by Jean Marie Ward, published in Dragon's Lure, edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jennifer Ross, and Jeffrey Lyman, Dark Quest Books (June 2010)
 

2010

The 2010 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by WSFA Small Press Award Committee Chair Colleen Cahill, during the Capclave 2010 Convention in Rockville Maryland. The winner of the 2010 WSFA Small Press Award was "Siren Beat" by Tansy Rayner Roberts, published in Twelfth Planet, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (October 2009)
The award was accepted by Alisa Krasnostein.
The complete list of other finalists:
  • "each thing i show you is a piece of my death" by Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer, published in Clockwork Phoenix 2, edited by Mike Allen, Norilana Books (July 2009).
  • "Images of Anna" by Nancy Kress, published in Fantasy Magazine, edited by Cat Rambo (September 2009).
  • "James and the Dark Grimoire" by Kevin Lauderdale, published in Cthulhu Unbound, edited by Thomas Brannan and John Sunseri, Permuted Press, (March 2009).
  • "Race to the Moon" by Kyell Gold, published in New Fables, Summer 2009, edited by Tim Susman, Sofawolf Press (July 2009).
  • "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" by Eugie Foster, published in Interzone (January 2009) / Apex Magazine (August 2009), edited by Andy Cox (Interzone,) / Catherynne M. Valente (Apex).
  • "The Pirate Captain's Daughter" by Yoon Ha Lee, published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #27, 10/08/2009, edited Scott H. Andrews.
  • "The Very Difficult Diwali of Sub-Inspector Gurushankar Rajaram" by Jeff Soesbe, published in DayBreak Magazine, edited by Jetse de Vries (October 2009).
 

2009

The 2009 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by WSFA Small Press Award Committee Chair Colleen Cahill, during the Capclave 2009 Convention in Rockville Maryland. The winner of the 2009 WSFA Small Press Award was "The Absence of Stars: Part 1" by Greg Siewert, published in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, edited by Edmund R. Schubert, Hatrack Publishing (December 2008)
The award was accepted by Greg Siewert.
The complete list of other finalists:
  • "Drinking Problem" by K.D. Wentworth, published in Seeds of Change, edited by John Joseph Adams, Prime Books (August, 2008).
  • "Hard Rain at the Fortean Café" by Lavie Tidhar, published in issue 14 of Aeon Speculative Fiction Magazine, edited by Bridget McKenna.
  • "His Last Arrow" by Christopher Sequeira, published in Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes, edited by Jeff Campbell and Charles Prepolec, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, (October, 2008).
  • "Silent as Dust" by James Maxey, published in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, edited by Edmund R. Schubert, Hatrack Publishing (January 2008).
  • "Spider the Artist" by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, published in Seeds of Change, edited by John Joseph Adams, Prime Books (August, 2008)
  • "The Toy Car" by Luisa Maria Garcia Velasco, (translated from Spanish by Ian Watson) published in April 2008 edition of Aberrant Dreams, edited by Joseph W. Dickerson.
 

2008

The 2008 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by WSFA President Cathy Green during the Capclave 2008 Convention in Rockville Maryland. The winner of the 2008 WSFA Small Press Award was "The Wizard of Macatawa" by Tom Doyle published in issue 11 of Paradox magazine, publisher and editor Christopher M. Cevasco.
The award was accepted by Tom Doyle. Here's a slightly less than completely accurate transcript of Tom's Acceptance Speech
The complete list of other finalists:
  • "Bufo Rex" by Erik Amundsen, published in issue 347 of Weird Tales); publisher John Gregory Betancourt, fiction editor Ann VanderMeer,
  • "Orm the Beautiful" by Elizabeth Bear, published in the January 2007 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine; publisher and editor Neil Clarke; senior editor Sean Wallace,
  • "Harry the Crow" by John Kratman published in issue 12 of the magazine Aeon Speculative Fiction; editors Marti McKenna and Bridget McKenna,
  • "Mask of the Ferret" by Ken Pick and Alan Loewen published in the book Infinite Space, Infinite God by Twilight Times Books; publisher Lida E. Quillen, Editors Karina Fabian and Robert Fabian, and
  • "The Third Bear" by Jeff VanderMeer published in the April 2007 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine; publisher and editor Neil Clarke; senior editor Sean Wallace.
 

2007

The 2007 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by WSFA President Cathy Green during the Capclave 2007 Convention in Rockville Maryland. The Winner of the 2007 WSFA Small Press Award was "El Regalo" by Peter S. Beagle (The Line Between, Tachyon Publications).
The award was accepted by Michael Swanwick. Here's a copy of Peter's Acceptance Speech, as delivered by Michael.
The complete list of other finalists:
  • "Ivy and Thorn", Stephanie Burgis, Grendelsong
  • "Moon Does Run", Edd Vick, Electric Velocipede
  • "A Penny a Word", Rick Klaw and Paul Miles, Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard, Monkey Brain Books
  • "Port Custodial Blues", Vera Nazarian, Helix
  • "Queen of Stars", Bryn Sparks, Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest
  • "Through the Cooking Glass", Vylar Kaftan, Raven Electrick
  • "Tonino and the Incubus", Peg Robinson, Helix