2023 Locus Awards Weekend, June 21-24

The Locus Awards Weekend will be held virtually again June 21-24, 2023! But wait, there’s more! This year we are adding a live, in-person event for our awards, including a ceremony, reception, and more, to be held Saturday, June 24 in the SF Bay Area. The event will also be made available online for our virtual participants — you can attend from anywhere. But if you are in the Bay Area or come in for the event, we’ll have an entertaining evening with awards presentation, a catered reception, and a chance to mingle with some of our fabulous local SFF community.

There will also be a one-day Locus Awards Weekend Writers Workshop with our special guest Connie Willis on June 25, ticketed separately. Watch this page for updates as we get more exciting details!

You can vote in the 2023 Locus Awards up until April 15, 2023!


Virtual memberships
are $35 and include access to all online events and six months of digital Locus Magazine. Virtual events include readings and online hangout space, plus online access to the Locus Awards ceremony and panels.

Virtual+Live Awards memberships are $95 and include everything that is part of the virtual membership, plus entry to the in-person live awards ceremony and reception, taking place on Saturday, June 24 in the SF Bay Area.

If you’d like to support us as a top-tier donor and be thanked in our event program, you can purchase a special $350 Friend of Locus membership which entitles you to attend all digital and in-person events, plus the Locus Awards 2023 T-shirt, a VIP tour of the Locus offices, a special backer gift, and our eternal thanks. (You don’t have to attend in person to support at this level.)

You can add on the limited-edition 2023 Locus Awards T-shirt to any order for $35 at checkout, or other Locus swag.

Join in the fun! We can’t wait to see you, whether virtually, live, or both.

Recommended Reading List
Locus Awards Ballot





Additional info: T-shirts will be shipped to your door (extra shipping fee outside of the US). All the above memberships include a set digital subscription to the magazine, from our February 2023 issue (our Year-in-Review issue with Recommended Reading List and Poll and Survey) to August 2023 (with the Locus Awards photo coverage and writeup) and everything in between. Member subscription is non-transferable and does not affect or extend existing subscriptions.

Thanks as always for all your support and for attending the Locus Awards. Here is a link to our 2022 Locus Awards writeup, where you can see how the awards events went last year!

SLIDING SCALE MEMBERSHIP: We are offering a sliding-scale membership starting at $15 for digital attendees who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend. This is a online-only membership, with access to all online Locus Awards events, but not a subscription or print program.

Locus Supports Inclusivity! Thinking of attending? Please do. We encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, older people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to attend. We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, size, nationality, religion, culture, education level, and self-identification.

Our Code of Conduct is available here: Locus Science Fiction Foundation Code of Conduct.

Introducing Locus Awards 2023 Sponsor:

craig newmark philanthropies

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation is pleased to announce that craig newmark philanthropies is now one of the sponsors of the Locus Awards. Craig Newmark Philanthropies is an organization started by craigslist founder Craig Newmark, who aims to “support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement, working to advance grassroots organizations that are effective and getting stuff done.” Locus SF Foundation board president Liza Groen Trombi says, “Newmark’s support of the Locus Awards is crucial to our continued work in celebrating quality literature, amplifying new and diverse voices, and increasing interest in speculative fiction throughout the world.”

Interested in sponsoring the awards? Please contact us at locus@locusmag.com for information, subject line: Locus Awards Sponsorship.

The Locus Awards Weekend occurs the last weekend of June, with voting for the Locus Awards open at poll.voting.locusmag.com, from February 1-April 15, for works published in the previous year.