Salam Award Announced

The inaugural Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction will be given this year to “promote science fiction and related genres of writing in Pakistan.” The award is named after the Pakistani scientist, Dr. Abdus Salam. Entrants must be residents of Pakistan or of Pakistani descent, and entries must be submitted in English. The winning story will receive a prize of 50,000 rupees (~$745), and will be critiqued by a literary agent and professional editor. Submissions are due July 31, 2017.

The award advisors are Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy and Salman Hameed. The judges are Jeff VanderMeer, Usman Malik, and Mahvesh Murad. The 2017 editor reviewer is Ann VanderMeer, and the agent reviewer is Seth Fishman.

For complete submission guidelines, visit the Salam Award website.