Contest Winners Announced
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 CZP/Rannu Fund Award. Winners receive $500 each, and Honourable Mentions get $50 each.
Winner: "Lakebed Bessie" by Kristyn Dunnion
Honourable Mentions: "Demolished" by Terri Favro; "I Can Hear the Hum of the Dragonfly" by A.C. Koch
Judges: Craig Davidson, Richard Larson, Caitlin Sweet, with tie-breaking judge Cory Doctorow
Winner: "Captain Fantastic, Wizard of Science, and the Quest for the New Universe" by Tony Barnstone
Honourable Mentions: "You Again: Ghost" by Jennifer Footman; "The Last Etymologist" by Jocko Benoit
Judges: F.J. Bergmann, Marge Simon, Halli Villegas, with tie-breaking judge Neil Gaiman
Congratulations to all the winners and HMs, and to the hard-working judges, and everyone who entered. A lot of very fine work was submitted!
The 2014 contest will launch March 1, 2014. Rules we be posted in the new year.
January 2, 1922 - April 4, 2013
Founded July 8, 2008 by Sandra Kasturi and Brett Alexander Savory, co-publishers of ChiZine Publications and ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words in honour of the thirtieth wedding anniversary of Sandra's mother and step-father, and their contributions to the arts and education both in Canada and Estonia.
The Fund, brought to you in collaboration with ChiZine Publications, offers two awards per year of $500 CDN each, one for fiction, one for poetry, granted to two writers of speculative literature (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, surrealism, etc.), of any nationality/place of residence, at any stage of their career. Please see the guidelines for more information.
ChiZine Publications (CZP) is an independent publisher of weird, surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction hand-picked by Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi, Bram Stoker Award-winning editors of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words.
"[ChiZine Publications] continues to hit the mark. I don't know what's in the water up in Canada, but it's turning out some great writers, and CZP is finding and publishing them with amazing alacrity. If I could subscribe to a publisher like a magazine or a book club—one flat annual fee to get everything they publish—I would subscribe to CZP. I think the only U.S. imprint I would say that about is Orbit, and CZP is just a touch better at hitting the literary-and-deeply-creepy mark that I love so much."
– Rose Fox, Publishers Weekly