2019 Sunburst Awards Longlist

The longlists for the 2019 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic were announced June 10, 2019:

Adult Fiction

Young Adult Fiction

Short Story

  • “The Glow-in-the-Dark Girls”, Senaa Ahmad (Strange Horizons 1/15/18)
  • “Domestic Violence”, Madeline Ashby (Future Tense 3/26/18)
  • “The Douen King of the Mangrove”, Phedra Deonarine (The Golden Key 6/5/18)
  • “Candied Sweets, Cornbread, and Black-Eyed Peas”, Malon Edwards (Sword and Sonnet)
  • “The Hub”, Erin Evans (Pulp Literature Autumn 2018)
  • “A Threadbare Carpet”, Kate Heartfield (Nevertheless)
  • “Auntie Jane vs the Nine Fingers”, Chris Kuriata (Deciduous Tales Issue 2)
  • “Meat And Salt And Sparks”, Rich Larson (Tor.com 6/6/18)
  • “Only at the End Do You See What Follows”, Matt Moore (It’s Not the End and Other Lies)
  • “The River Street Witch”, Dominik Parisien (Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland)
  • “The Ravine”, Karl Schroeder (Toronto 2033)
  • “Martinis, My Dear, Are Dangerous”, Kate Story (Exile Quarterly 42.2)
  • “The Travellers”, Amanda Sun (Shades Within Us)
  • “Lasciare Suonare”, Andrew Wilmot (Augur 1.1)
  • “The Time Traveler’s Husband”, A.C. Wise (Shimmer 11/18)

The shortlist will be announced in late June and winners will be announced in Fall 2019. “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 2019 awards are Greg Bechtel, S.M. Beiko, Janie Chang, David Demchuk, Gemma Files, Susan Forest, Kari Maaren, and Susan Reynolds.

For more information, see the Sunburst Award Society.

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