The IAFA Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award recognizes emerging authors who use science fiction to address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination.

To be considered for the award, submit the following:

200-word statement with background & goals in writing SF

4,000-word maximum writing sample addressing Indigenous perspectives

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Send your materials as attachments to Professor Grace L. Dillon (dillong@pdx.edu)

Use Word Document or PDF format

Name and Page numbers on story and bio

Double space the story and use 12-point font

Proof the work for typos and other errors.

The contest winner will be announced on the Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/349927541693986. Not a member? Think about joining!

This year’s judge: acclaimed author Andrea Hairston

Her upcoming novel, due out Sept 8, 2020:

The Master of Poisons https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250260543

Other Novels:

Will Do Magic for Small Change and Redwood and Wildfire

Published by Aqueduct Press at http://www.aqueductpress.com/

website: http://www.andreahairston.com


Past Winners of the Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award

 YearAwardee
 2019 Julia A. Thompson (Osage-Cherokee-Quapaw) "White Tide"
 2017 Co-winners Weyodi (Comanche) "Red Lessons" and Li Boyd (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe ) "Everyday Strays"
 2016 Co-winners Cleo Keahna (Ojibwe) "Transmission" and Cathy Smith (First Nations) "Liquid Courage"
 2015 Cara Mumford (Metis / Chippewa Cree) "The Whale Danced"
 2014 Zeera Nemo (Bodewadmi) "There Were Three Sisters" 
 2013 Marek Tupy "SE’QUAM LANDING"
 2012 Lucas Rawley (Inupiag/Scottish) "Catch and Release"
 2011 Jeanette Weaskus (Nez Perce Idaho) "Children of the Basalt"
 2010 Isaac Mayo (Wappo) "No Signal"





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