Mexicona, the first Mexican virtual convention of speculative fiction, presented the Premio Imaginación y Futuro (Imagination and Future Award) “to celebrate, recognize and uplift speculative works created by people of Mexican origin” and to “strengthen and build a more diverse and vibrant SFF community in Mexico and Latin America.” The winners were announced September 24, 2021.
Imago by Rakel Hoyos won the Short Story Collection Prize. Entre las grietas by Rafael Tiburcio García received an honorable mention.
The other award is an honor list of diverse works published in 2020, “selected by a jury based on the submissions made by the SFF Mexican community.” This year’s jurors were Alejandra Amatto, Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría and Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil. The honorees are:
- El ataque de los zombis (Parte mil quinientos), Raquel Castro [collection]
- “La máquina húngara”, Karen Chacek [short story]
- “La literatura distópica me hace sentir bien”, Daniela L. Guzmán [creative non-fiction]
- “Prometeo con carita feliz ツ, Daniela L. Guzmán [short story]
- “Tsintatak”, Ateri Miyawatl [short story]
- “Biografía de las algas”, Martha Riva Palacio Obón [short story]
- “El último verso”, Krsna Sánchez [short story]
- Lengua Noche, Rafael Villegas [dream book]
- Broken English [digital artifacts]
- Especulativas MX [reading/creative writing collective]
- Espejo humeante [podcast/magazine]
- Primero sueño [literary journal]
- Testigos podcast [podcast]
- 2050: el fin que no fue [podcast]
For more information, see the convention website.
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