Norma K Hemming entries closed for the 2018 period

Entries for the 2018 Norma K Hemming Award, covering eligible work from 2016 and 2017, closed on Thursday 25 January, 2018. It is with great pleasure we announce the following details about the entries.

In the new short form category (work up to 17,500 words), 68 entries were received.

In the expanded long form category, 62 entries were received. This included two anthologies, two collections, one graphic novel, eight novellas, four stage plays and 45 novel length works.

Entries were received from a variety of sources, including major publishers, small presses, and self-published authors.

The jurors are now examining the entries against the Norma K Hemming Award criteria of excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work. 

It is anticipated that shortlists will be released in April, with the Award presentation to be held at the Continuum science fiction convention in Melbourne over the June long weekend (8-11 June, 2018).

The Australian Science Fiction Foundation and the Norma K Hemming team would like to thank the Australian speculative fiction community for the support shown over the past months during the transition to the Award new structure.

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Norma K Hemming entries close this THURSDAY

A reminder that entries for the newly revamped Norma K Hemming Award close this Thursday, January 25, 2018. We invite you to reflect on the work you have published in the past TWO years (the 2018 awards cover all eligible work from 2016 and 2017) with consideration of the guidelines provided at the website, and be sure to enter by the deadline.

The Norma K Hemming Award is designed to recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work.

It is open to entries of short fiction, novellas, novels, edited anthologies, collections, graphic novels and stage plays. Entry submissions may be digital or print for all submissions.

Norma K Hemming entries close in two weeks

A reminder that entries for the newly revamped Norma K Hemming Award close in a fortnight. We invite you to reflect on the work you have published in the past TWO years (the 2018 awards cover all eligible work from 2016 and 2017) with consideration of the guidelines provided at the website, and be sure to enter by the deadline.

The Norma K Hemming Award is designed to recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work.

It is open to entries of short fiction, novellas, novels, edited anthologies, collections, graphic novels and stage plays.

Entry submissions may be digital or print for all submissions.

Two prizes will be given, one for short fiction (up to 17,500 words) and one award for long work (novellas, novels, collections, anthologies, graphic novels and play scripts), with a cash prize and citation awarded.

Nominations are open to all eligible work from 2016 and 2017.

Nominations for the 2018 awards, covering all eligible work published in 2016 and 2017, are now open and will close on January 25, 2018.

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