Detcon1 is doing some very cool things, one of which is the creation of an award for YA and Middle Grade speculative fiction. Two awards will be given out, one in each category.
Anyone can nominate up to five titles for the awards. Only Detcon1 members (attending or supporting) will be able to vote on the final ballot, but you don’t have to be a member to help create that final ballot.
YA and MG works first published in 2013 are eligible. From the website, “Works published in a language other than English are also eligible if their first year of publication in English translation was 2013.”
The nomination deadline is coming up fast. All nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 28.
Oh, and if you’re a Michigan-based 3-D artist interested in designing the award, please let them know on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org!