2021 Mike Resnick Memorial Award Finalists

Finalists for the inaugural Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction have been announced:

  • “The Measure of a Mother’s Love”, Z.T. Bright
  • “Hive at the Dead Star”, Lucas Carroll-Garrett
  • “Echoes of Gelise”, Christopher Henckel
  • “Feel”, Torion Oey
  • “Times, Needles, and Gravity”, Shirley Song

The annual award — sponsored by Galaxy’s Edge, Arc Manor, and Dragon Con — is given to the best unpublished science fiction short story by a new author “who has not had any work (including short stories, novelettes, novellas and novels) published by any of the professional publishers listed by SFWA as an ‘eligible’ publishing venue.”

Judges for 2021 are Lois McMaster Bujold, William B. Fawcett, Nancy Kress, Jody Lynn Nye, and Sheree Renée Thomas. One first place winner will receive a trophy, $250, and publication in Galaxy’s Edge at the magazine’s current payment rate. Four runners-up will receive $25 and publication on the Galaxy’s Edge website. All five finalists will be honored in an award ceremony during Dragon Con, to be held September 2-6, 2021 in Atlanta GA.

For more information, see the award’s website.

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One thought on “2021 Mike Resnick Memorial Award Finalists

  • July 31, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Wonderful! I was influenced by Resnick’s stories to become a writer, and a decade or so later I got to speak to him at a convention and thank him. Also, he encouraged a friend of mine who has been published (among other places) in “Galaxy’s Edge.” So I saw an example of his willingness to help other writers. I think this award is very appropriate!


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