“Military Sunset” by Ana Maria Curtis is the winner of the 2019 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. The award is “given annually to the best short-story written in the science fiction or fantasy genres by a full-time undergraduate college student,” and is accompanied by a $500 cash prize, publication in Asimov’s, and an invitation to ICFA (International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts), held March 13-16, 2019 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside in Orlando FL.
The complete list of honors includes:
- Winner: “Military Sunset”, Ana Maria Curtis
- First Runner-up: “Crossing Over”, Cody D. Campbell
- Second Runner-up: “Unexplained Phenomena”, Wenmimareba Klobah Collins
- Third Runner-up: “Music in the Other Room”, Joseph O’Connor
- Honorable Mention: “Gawain”, Arthur Davis
- Honorable Mention: “Say Her Name”, Emmalee Gagnon
- Honorable Mention: “Baucis”, Claire Spaulding
- Honorable Mention: “The Gilding of the Stray”, Josephine Su
The Dell Magazines Award, formerly the Isaac Asimov Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing, was established in 1993 by Asimov’s and the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. The awards are co-sponsored by Asimov’s magazine and the IAFA, and supported by the Graduate Program in Creative Writing, low-residency MFA, and MA, Western Colorado University. For more information, visit the Dell Award website.