The finalists for the Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction by LA county high school students are:
- “Relinquished Cities”, Sarah Krausz
- “The Demiurge”, Bry LeBerthon
- “Addiction”, Kalila Papanikolas
- “Microcosm”, Chelsea See
- “Midas”, Audrey Wang
Naomi Beach, Kate Crowell, Matthew David, Jake DeRiseis, Charlotte Feit-Leichman & Nia Yick, Carlos Gonzalez, Alexander Hwang, Julia Li, Haley Pak, and Subin Yi received honorable mentions. Readings of finalists’ stories and the award ceremony will take place during LitFest Pasadena on May 20, 2018 in Pasadena CA.
“Let Her Play” by Aisling Murran has won the special Green Feather Award, which will be presented by Los Angeles Audubon during the Tomorrow Prize readings and award ceremony. The award is given to “an outstanding science fiction short story by a teen author that centers on overcoming today’s environmental challenges.” Murran’s story will be read aloud by a celebrity guest.
The finalists for the Roswell Award for short science fiction by adults are:
- “The King Experience”, Alanah Andrews
- “Dark Ages”, Chloe Cole
- “Pod”, Kit Gower
- “Night of the Flying Saucers”, Ben Paulus
- “A New Place”, James Sowka
Ted Hayden, Anna Katz, Eli Ryder, Elena Sichrovsky, and Chelsea Sutton received honorable mentions. Readings of finalists’ stories and the award ceremony will take place during LitFest Pasadena on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena CA.
“Equality Day” by Mindy Quigley has won the special Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award, which will be presented by Artemis Journal and the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Hollywood NOW) during the Roswell Award readings and award ceremony. The award is given to “a science fiction story that embraces feminist themes and has a strong female protagonist.” Quigley’s story will be read aloud by a celebrity guest and published by both Artemis Journal and Hollywood NOW.
For more information, see the LitFest Pasadena website.
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