The Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing – 2020

This year’s Dell Magazines presentation was held via Zoom on Saturday, March 21st at 7 p.m. EDT. Enjoy this video of award-winner Rona Wang reading her story “Imitation Game.”


 

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts and Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine have named Rona Wang of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the winner of the 2020 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing, for the story, “Imitation Game.”

Rona Wang

Rona Wang

First Runner-up for the 2020 award is Cyrus Lloyd of Vanderbilt University for the story, “The Death of F209-5.”

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Cyrus Lloyd

Second Runner-up for the 2020 is a tie between Kaley Mamo of Columbia University for her story, “The Bendix Diner,” and Wenmimareba Klobah Collins of the University of Puerto Rico–Rio Piedras Campus for the story, “Journey From Middle to Nowhere.”

Kaley Mamo

Kaley Mamo

Third Runner-up for the 2020 award is Grace Yang of Indiana University—Bloomington for the story, “Dragon Fall.”

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Grace Yang

Honorable Mentions for the 2020 award go to Clair Spaulding of Columbia University for the story, “Halfsies,” Alexandra Rose Nagele of the University of Pennsylvania for the story, “Cell Culture,” Moe Kirkpatrick of the University of British Columbia for the story, “Ode to Andromeda,” C.E. McGill of North Carolina State University for the story, “Things to Bring, Things to Burn, Things Best Left Behind,” and M.H. Chau of Brown University for the story, “The Last Deer in Heaven.”

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Claire Spaulding

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Alexandra Rose Nagele

Charlie McGil

C.E. McGill

 


The deadline for submissions for the 2021 Dell Magazines Award is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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 fantastic.

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.

 

 

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