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Winner of the 2016 WSFA Small Press Award announcement

October 8th, 2016 at 11:00 pm » Comments (0)

The Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) is pleased to announce that on October 8th at the Capclave science fiction convention, Martin L. Shoemaker won the 2016 WSFA Small Press Award for best short fiction published by a small press in 2015. The winner is “Today I Am Paul,” by Martin L. Shoemaker, published in Clarkesworld […]



CAPCLAVE!!!!!!!

October 5th, 2016 at 9:33 pm » Comments (0)

Just a reminder that we won’t be holding our normal 1st Friday meeting on Oct. 7th. Instead the entire club will be ensconced in Gaithersburg MD at Capclave, our annual convention. If you haven’t already bought a membership, you can still get one at the door. It’s going to be an incredible weekend, with two […]



2016 Finalists for WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction

August 16th, 2016 at 12:04 pm » Comments (0)

The Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction: “The Art of Deception” by Stephanie Burgis in Insert Title Here, ed. by Tehani Wessely, published by Fablecroft Publishing, (April 2015); “Burn Her,” by Tanith Lee in Dancing Through The Fire, ed. by […]



Winner of the 2015 WSFA Small Press Award

January 15th, 2016 at 7:45 pm » Comments (0)

The 2015 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by Alex Shvartsman, winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award, during the Capclave 2015 Convention in Gaithersburg Maryland. The winner of the 2015 WSFA Small Press Award was Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon, published in Apex Magazine Issue 56, January 2014. The complete list of other […]



The WSFA Small Press Award Committee Announces Finalists for the 2015 Award for stories published in 2014.

August 9th, 2015 at 7:10 pm » Comments (3)

The Washington Science Fiction Association is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction: “All of Our Past Places” by Kat Howard, published in Unlikely Story #9: The Journal of Unlikely Cartography, June 2014. “Careful Magic” by Karen Healey published in Kaleidoscope, Twelfth Planet Press, August 2014. “Cookie […]



Winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award was Announced at Capclave

October 15th, 2014 at 2:26 pm » Comments (0)

The 2014 winner of the WSFA Small Press Award is Alex Shvartsman for his story, “Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma”, published in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, edited by Edmund R. Schubert (Hatrack Publishing, April 2013). The winner was announced during a short awards ceremony at this year’s Capclave. The award committee will begin accepting […]



The WSFA Small Press Award Committee Announces Finalists for 2014 Award for stories published in 2013.

September 8th, 2014 at 1:24 pm » Comments (0)

The Washington Science Fiction Association is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction: “Acts of Chivalry” by Sean McMullen, published in Tales of Australia: Great Southern Land, edited by Stephen C. Ormsby and Ellen Mae Franklin (Satalyte Publishing, December 2013). “Bits” by Naomi Kritzer, published in Clarkesworld […]



Nominations now being accepted for the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for stories published in 2013.

January 13th, 2014 at 9:10 pm » Comments (0)

The Washington Science Fiction Association has established a literary award to honor the work done by small presses in promoting and preserving science fiction. The award, now in its eighth year, is given annually for short fiction works (17,500 words or fewer) of imaginative literature (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction or like literature) […]



Winner of WSFA Small Press Award 2013 Announced

October 12th, 2013 at 11:55 pm » Comments (0)

The Washington Science Fiction Association is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction published in the previous year: “Good Hunting” by Ken Liu, published in Strange Horizons, edited by Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, and Julia Rios (October 2013). The award honors the efforts of small press publishers […]



WSFA Small Press Award 2013 Finalists Announced

August 25th, 2013 at 11:44 am » Comments (0)

The Washington Science Fiction Association is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction (published in 2012): “Astrophilia” by Carrie Vaughn, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke (July 2012). “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” by Ken Liu, published in Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph […]