Submissions for the Rannu Fund Award are now open for both poetry and short fiction, and will be accepted until May 31, 2013. For more details, see the Entry Rules page.
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