The Carl Brandon Society’s mission is to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction.
Carl Brandon Parallax Award
The Carl Brandon Parallax Award is given to works of speculative fiction created by a self-identified person of color. This Award includes a $1000 cash prize.
Carl Brandon Kindred Award
The Carl Brandon Kindred Award is given to any work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity; nominees may be of any racial or ethnic group. This Award includes a $1000 cash prize.
Scholarships & Assistance
Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship
The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship enables writers of color to attend one of the Clarion writing workshops, where Octavia got her start. It furthers Octavia’s legacy by providing the same experience/opportunity that Octavia had to future generations of new writers of color.
Writing Excuses Scholarship
The Carl Brandon Society, in conjunction with the crew of the Writing Excuses podcast, is proud to announce the formation of a scholarship aimed at writers of color who wish to attend the second annual Out of Excuses Writing Retreat.