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Samatar Wins 2014 Crawford Award

 The winner of the 2014 Crawford Memorial Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for an outstanding first fantasy book, is Sofia Samatar for A Stranger in Olondria (Small Beer Press). According to award[...]

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Book Hotel Accommodations Now

Dear IAFA Members, The Board would like to remind everyone that the hotel block is often booked well in advance of the conference, and if you haven’t secured a reservation you should do so as soon as possible. Here’s a[...]

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IAFA GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts presents an annual award and stipend to the graduate student submitting the most outstanding paper at the Association’s conference. The award, and a check for $250, will be presented to the[...]

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Doris Lessing

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing, 94, died at her home in London on November 17.  Lessing was Guest of Honor for ICFA’s tenth annual conference in 1989, only a year after the conference relocated to Fort Lauderdale, and proved quickly[...]

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Call for Submissions: ICFA Poetry

Words and words. Dear all, it’s time to think of offering a fantastic/scifi/horror poetry (no prose please!!) reading at the conference! As usual, we have two sessions, 1 hr and 1 1/2 hours, so aim to be able to have[...]

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Obituary: Martha Bartter

Martha Bartter, 80, a longtime member of IAFA and perhaps its longest serving treasurer from 1995-2003, died on June 18 following an automobile accident in Kirksville, Mo., where she was a retired professor of English at Truman State University.  She[...]

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THE 2014 DELL MAGAZINES AWARD

The 2014 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing is now open for submissions. Please note there is a class-project category. Guidelines follow:  THE 2014 DELL MAGAZINES AWARD For Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and[...]

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CfP: ICFA 35 “Fantastic Empires”

35th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Empire March 19-23, 2014 Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel The deadline for submitting proposals is October 31. Guest of Honor: Nnedi Okorafor Guest of Honor: Ian McDonald Guest Scholar: Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.[...]

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cfp: Jamie Bishop Award for an essay not in English

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Announces its 8th annual Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for a critical essay on the fantastic written in a language other than English. The IAFA defines the fantastic to include science fiction,[...]

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Head of Fantasy Division

The IAFA is looking for a candidate for the position of Head of the Fantasy Division, effective June of 2014. The current Division Head, Stefan Ekman, will finish his term following the 2014 conference. We are advertising this position now[...]

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