2019 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing
Ana Maria Curtis Named 2019 Dell Magazines Award Winner
The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts and Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine have named Ana Maria Curtis of Swarthmore College the winner of the 2019 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing, for the story, “Military Sunset.”
First Runner-up for the 2019 award is Cody D. Campbell of Oregon State University for the story, “Crossing Over.”
Second Runner-up for the 2019 award is Wenmimareba Klobah Collins of the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Campus for the story, “Unexplained Phenomena.”
Third Runner-up for the 2019 award is Joseph O’Connor of Florida Gulf Coast University for the story, “Music in the Other Room.”
Honorable Mentions for the 2019 award go to Emmalee Gagnon from Arcadia University for the story “Say Her Name,” Josephine Su from the University of Alberta for the story “The Gilding of the Stray,” Claire Spaulding of Columbia University for the story “Baucis,” and Arthur Davis of Swarthmore College for the story “Gawain.”
Curtis attended the annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 13-16, 2019, to receive the award plaque and a check for $500 from Sheila Williams, Editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine during the conference awards banquet. Collins, Spaulding and Davis also attended the conference and received their certificate awards from Williams during the awards banquet.
Also in attendance as part of the celebration of the Dell Award’s twenty-fifth year of recognizing and celebrating the best in undergraduate writing in science fiction and fantasy was the first winner of the award, Eric Choi, Canadian aerospace engineer and science-fiction and fantasy writer and editor, who won the 1994 award for the story, “Dedication,” which he wrote as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto.
The deadline for submissions for the 2020 Dell Magazines Award is 11:59 p.m. on January 7, 2020. Submissions should be made through the award’s website at www.dellaward.com. The award also has a site on Facebook. For more information or submission guidelines contact Award Director Dr. Rick Wilber (Rickwilber@tampabay.rr.com) or see the magazine’s website.
The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts is a worldwide network of scholars, educators, writers, artists, filmmakers, critics, editors, publishers, and performers who
share an interest in studying and celebrating the fantastic in all artforms, disciplines and media: literature, art, film, drama, music, philosophy, religion, the sciences, popular culture, and interdisciplinary areas. IAFA publishes an interdisciplinary quarterly, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, the IAFA Newsletter, and an annual IAFA Membership Directory. IAFA also sponsors and organizes the annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), which hosts the world’s broadest and largest selection of scholarly papers on the fantastic and has become the major forum for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of scholarship on the
The Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing is co-sponsored by Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine and the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts and supported by Western Colorado University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing, Low-Residency MA and MFA, Genre Fiction Concentration.