2021 Dell Award Winner

“My Gardening Journal: Tales from a Psychic Gardener” by Jazmin Collins is the winner of the 2021 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).

The complete list of honors is:

  • Winner: “My Gardening Journal: Tales from a Psychic Gardener”, Jazmin Collins
  • First Runner-up: “The Piano Player”, Samuel Owens
  • Second Runner-up: “Chronicler of a Dying World”, Jack Hawkins
  • Honorable Mention: “Man’s End”, Samuel Owens

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.

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