Tomorrow Prize and Roswell Award Winners

Winners for the Tomorrow Prize and Roswell Award for short science fiction have been announced. The five finalists for each had their stories read by celebrity guests during LitFest Pasadena.

Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction by LA county high school students:

  • 1st Place: “Addiction”, Kalila Papanikolas
  • 2nd Place: “The Demiurge”, Bry LeBerthon
  • 3rd Place: “Relinquished Cities”, Sarah Krausz
  • Honorable Mention: “Microcosm”, Chelsea See
  • Honorable Mention: “Midas”, Audrey Wang

Roswell Award for short science fiction by adults:

  • 1st Place: “Pod”, Kit Gower
  • 2nd Place: “A New Place”, James Sowka
  • 3rd Place: “Dark Ages”, Chloe Cole
  • Honorable Mention: “The King Experience”, Alanah Andrews
  • Honorable Mention: “Night of the Flying Saucers”, Ben Paulus

“Let Her Play” by Aisling Murran won the special Green Feather Award for “an outstanding science fiction short story by a teen author that centers on overcoming today’s environmental challenges” which was presented by Los Angeles Audubon during the Tomorrow Prize readings and award ceremony.

“Equality Day” by Mindy Quigley won the special Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award for “a science fiction story that embraces feminist themes and has a strong female protagonist” which was presented and published by Artemis Journal and the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Hollywood NOW) during the Roswell Award readings and award ceremony.

For more information, see the LitFest Pasadena website.

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