The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF) has announced changes to the Norma K. Hemming Award. The award, “designed to recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work,” has added new categories and moved to a two-year cycle. The new categories now include Short Fiction and Edited Anthologies.
With the move to a two-year cycle, separate prizes will now be given in alternating years for short fiction (up to 17,500 words) and long fiction (novellas, novels, collections, anthologies, graphic novels, and plays).
For more information, see the award’s website.