If you love scifi and fantasy, especially works that “assert one’s right to be in the world, even if one is not One Standard Unit Straight White Man”, consider recommending your favorite recent works for awards. Â I’ll specifically draw your attention to some awards that encourage work that explores issues of sexuality, gender, race or ethnicity:
- The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards “honor works in science fiction, fantasy and horror which include positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues”
- The James Tiptree, Jr. Award is for speculative fiction that addresses gender
- The Carl Brandon Awards are for works by people of color or dealing with issues of race and ethnicity
All three of those welcome nominations from the general public (that’s you!).
What are you nominating?