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The Dell Magazines Award

International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

The Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing (formerly the Isaac Asimov Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing) was established by Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine and the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts in 1993 to promote the writing of science fiction and fantasy by college undergraduates. The first award was first given in 1994 at the annual Conference on the Fantastic.

The $500 award goes to the best unpublished and unsold science fiction or fantasy short story submitted by a full-time undergraduate college student. The winner and other finalists are invited to the IAFA annual Conference on the Fantastic in mid-March in Orlando, FL, and the winning story is published on the magazine’s website: www.Asimovs.com.

The award was co-founded by Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine Editor Sheila Williams and Western Colorado University professor and writer Dr. Rick Wilber and they are the judges for the award. The award is co-sponsored by Dell Magazines and the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts and supported by the Graduate Program in Creative Writing: Low-Residency MA/MFA in Genre Fiction at Western Colorado University. There is a $5 entry fee per story and a class-project group rate of $15. Students can submit their stories at www.dellaward.com.

The award’s Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Dell-Magazines-Award-177319923776/

 

For more information, contact Dr. Rick Wilber at rickwilber@tampabay.rr.com 

 
 
 

Dell Award Finalists, ICFA 39

 

 

Arthur Davis 2018 “Happy? Sad?”
Taimur Ahmad 2017 “Noor”
Rani Banjarian 2016 “Lullabies in Arabic”
Kayla Chronister 2015 “How the Blood Spills”
Rich Larson 2014 “Nostalgia Calculator”
Lara Donnelly 2013 “To the Dogs”
Rebekah Baldridge 2012 “Superposition”
Seth Dickinson 2011 “The Immaculate Conception of Private Ritter”
Rachel Sobel 2010 “The Dead Star, the Satirist, and the Soldier”
Josh Eure 2009 “We Were Real”
Stephen Leech 2008 “Blank, White and Blue”
Natty Bokenkamp 2007 “The Uncanny Valley”
Meghan Sinoff 2006 “Shift”
Anthony Ha 2005 “Around the World”
Anthony Ha 2004 “Orbiting”
Bryn Neuenschwander 2003 “Calling into Science”
Lena DeTar 2002 “Making Waves”
Mark Jacobsen 2001 “Conquering Europa”
Beth Adele Long 2000 “Repeating Patterns”
Marissa Lingen 1999 “In the Gardens and the Graves”
Emily Thornbury 1998 “The Wormholes”
David Kirtley 1997 “Lest we Forget”
Dylan Otto Krider 1996 “He Believed in Probability”
Shannon Fowler 1995 “The Cinderella Project”
Eric Choi 1994 “Dedication”