Kedrick Brown is the winner of the inaugural Analog Award for Emerging Black Voices, for stories between 1,000-5,000 words by “any writer over 18 years of age who customarily identifies as Black, has not published nor is under contract for a book, and has three or less paid fiction publications.” Finalists are Yazeed Dezele, Erika Hardison, and Jermaine
The announcement was made via Zoom during the Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction in New York NY. Finalists receive a mentorship session with Analog editors, and the winner receives publication in Analog with one year of monthly mentorship sessions. Judges were Steven Barnes, Emily Hockaday, Kim-Mei Kirtland, Trevor Quachri, and Nisi Shawl. For more information, see the Analog site.
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