Saturday, October 12, 2013

2013 WSFA Small Press Award Nominees

Location: CapClave in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Comments: In 2013, Ken Liu won the WSFA Small Press Award with his story Good Hunting, beating out, among other nominees, his own story The Bookmarking Habits of Select Species. This made him the very first author to secure two nominations in a single year, and one of the very  few authors to secure more than one nomination. This year also saw Lawrence M. Schoen garner a nomination for his story Coca Xocolatl, making him one of the select group of authors that have been nominated twice for the WSFA Small Press Award, and the first author to get nominations in back to back years.

Despite this overlapping of nominees, the reach of the WSFA Small Press Award was not diminished. Each of the nominated stories was originally published in a different publication, clearly a sign of the strength of the small press industry in the science fiction and fantasy world.

WSFA Small Press Award

Good Hunting by Ken Liu

Other Nominees:
Astrophilia by Carrie Vaughn
The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species by Ken Liu
Bottled Spirits by Pamela K. Kinney
Coca Xocolatl by Lawrence M. Schoen
Mornington Ride by Jason Nahrung
The Six Million Dollar Mermaid by Hildy Silverman

Go to previous year's nominees: 2012
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2014

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