WSFA Small Press Award
The WSFA Small Press Award was inaugurated by the Washington Science Fiction Association in 2007. The award is open to works of imaginative literature (e.g. science fiction, fantasy, horror) published in English for the first time in the previous calendar year. Furthermore, the Small Press Award is limited to short fiction—works under 20,000 words in length—that was published by a small press. The nominees are narrowed down by a panel elected by the WSFA membership, and these finalists are then judged by the entire WSFA membership to select a winner. Throughout the process, the author and publisher of each story are kept anonymous.
- 2007 Award: El Regalo by Peter S. Beagle (published in The Line Between, Tachyon Publications)
- 2008 Award: The Wizard of Macatawa by Tom Doyle (published in Paradox Magazine, Issue 11)
- 2009 Award: The Absence of Stars: Part One by Greg Siewert (published in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, December 2008)
- 2010 Award: Siren Beat by Tansy Rayner Roberts (published by Twelfth Planet Press, October 2009)
- 2011 Award: Amaryllis by Carrie Vaughn (published in Lightspeed Magazine, June 2010)
- 2012 Award: The Patrician by Tansy Rayner Roberts (published in Love and Romanpunk, Twelfth Planet Press, May 2011)
- 2013 Award: Good Hunting by Ken Liu (published in Strange Horizons, October 2012)
- 2014 Award: Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma by Alex Shvartsman (published in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, April 2013)
- A small press is defined by the WSFA as (1) a book published in hard copy print or by a web publication house releasing from 3 to 25 titles in the year the story is published or (2) a periodical or web publication with a circulation/subscriber base of fewer than 10,000 in the year the story is published and which pays all authors in cash. WSFA Small Press Award Rules. Retrieved on August 3, 2008.