2018 Sunburst Awards Longlist

The longlists for the 2018 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic were announced June 11, 2018:

Adult Fiction

Young Adult Fiction

Short Story

  • “Valediction at the Star View Motel”, Nathan Adler (Love Beyond Body, Space and Time)
  • “On Highway 18”, Rebecca Campbell (F&SF 9-10/17]
  • “Casual Miracles”, Peter Darbyshire (Has the World Ended Yet?)
  • “Dragoi”, David Demchuk (The Bone Mother)
  • “Not Valid for Spain”, Kate Heartfield (49th Parallels)
  • “Yellowcat”, Claire Humphrey (Grain Spring ’17)
  • “The Beautiful Gears of Dying”, Sandra Kasturi (The Sum of Us)
  • “Spiked”, Rich Larson (Abyss & Apex 6/17)
  • “Meridian”, Karen Lowachee (Where the Stars Rise)
  • “Hacker’s Faire”, Rati Mehrotra (Cast of Wonders 3/17)
  • “Goodbye is that Time Between Now and Forever”, Matt Moore (The Sum of Us)
  • The Expansion, Julie Paul (Rusty Toque)
  • “Animate”, Kate Story (Cli-fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change)
  • “The Weight of Sentience”, Naru Dames Sundar (Shimmerzine 11/17)
  • “Gone Flying”, Liz Westbrook-Trenholm (The Sum of Us)

The shortlist will be announced in late June and winners will be announced in Fall 2018. “Winners receive a medallion that incorporates the Sunburst logo. Winners of both the Adult and Young Adult Sunburst Award also receive a cash prize of $1,000, while winners of the Short Story Sunburst Award receive a cash prize of $500.” The jurors for the 2018 awards are Megan Crewe, Candas Jane Dorsey, Kate Heartfield, Dominik Parisien, Emily Pohl-Weary, Alexandra Renwick, Halli Villegas, and Heather Wood.

For more information, see the Sunburst Award Society.

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