Saturday, October 13, 2012

2012 WSFA Small Press Award Nominees

Location: CapClave in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Comments: In 2012, Tansy Rayner Roberts won the WSFA Small Press Award for the second time, becoming the first person to accomplish this feat. Robert's story appeared in the anthology Love and Romanpunk, published by Twelfth Planet Press, making that publisher the first to have two stories from one of its publications win the award. The fact that Twelfth Planet Press is both very young and based in Australia makes this accomplishment even more notable, and is a testament to the overall high quality of books and stories supported by the publisher.

This is not to say that the other publishers who had works nominated were not also great organizations. In fact, between the magazines GigaNotoSaurus, Clarkesworld, and Fantasy as well as the anthologies Hope, Shadow Conspiracy, Volume II, and Transtories, the wealth of great stories that the voters had to choose from is extremely impressive, and speaks to the need for an award such as the WSFA Small Press Award to continue to honor such endeavors.

WSFA Small Press Award

The Patrician by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Other Nominees:
A Militant Peace by David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell
Flowers in the Shadow of the Garden by Joanne Anderton
Lessons from a Clockwork Queen by Megan Arkenberg
Sauerkraut Station by Ferrett Steinmetz
The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu
What Ho, Automaton! by Chris Dolley
Yesterday's Taste by Lawrence M. Schoen

Go to previous year's nominees: 2011
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2013

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