WSFA Small Press Award

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The WSFA Small Press Award was inaugurated by the Washington Science Fiction Association in 2007. The award is open to works of imaginative literature (e.g. science fiction, fantasy, horror) published in English for the first time in the previous calendar year. Furthermore, the Small Press Award is limited to short fiction—works under 20,000 words in length—that was published by a small press;[1] the nominees are narrowed down by a panel elected by the WSFA membership, and these finalists are then judged by the entire WSFA membership to select a winner. Throughout the process, the author and publisher of each story are kept anonymous.

The winning story is announced at Capclave, the WSFA convention held in the Washington, D.C. area each October.



  1. ^ A small press is defined by the WSFA as (1) a book published in hard copy print or by a web publication house releasing from 3 to 25 titles in the year the story is published or (2) a periodical or web publication with a circulation/subscriber base of fewer than 10,000 in the year the story is published and which pays all authors in cash. WSFA Small Press Award Rules. Retrieved on August 3, 2008.
  2. ^ "Locus Online News » WSFA Small Press Award Winner". Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  3. ^ Publications, Locus. "Locus Online News » Shoemaker Wins WSFA Small Press Award". Archived from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2016-10-10.

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