2021 Mike Resnick Memorial Award Winner

The winner of the inaugural Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction has been announced:

  • WINNER: “The Measure of a Mother’s Love”, Z.T. Bright
  • 2nd Place: “Hive at the Dead Star”, Lucas Carroll-Garrett
  • 3rd Place: “Echoes of Gelise”, Christopher Henckel

Other finalists were:

  • “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The annual award — sponsored by Galaxy’s Edge, Arc Manor, and Dragon Con — is given to the best unpublished science fiction short story by a new author “who has not had any work (including short stories, novelettes, novellas and novels) published by any of the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 were Lois McMaster Bujold, William B. Fawcett, Nancy Kress, Jody Lynn Nye, and Sheree Renée Thomas. The winner receives a trophy, $250, and publication in Galaxy’s Edge at the magazine’s current payment rate. Four runners-up receive $25 and publication on the Galaxy’s Edge website. All five finalists were honored in an award ceremony during Dragon Con, held September 2-6, 2021 in Atlanta GA.

Submissions for 2022 are open until April 15, 2022. Stories up to 7,499 words are eligible.

For more information, see the award’s website.

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