Here’s the Official Press Release:
$1000 LITERARY AWARDS REINSTITUTED
The Carl Brandon Society is proud and happy to announce the reinstitution of the Carl Brandon Brandon Parallax and Kindred Awards. These two literary awards are given annually to outstanding works of speculative fiction. The Carl Brandon Parallax Award goes to the best speculative fiction created by a person of color in the preceding calendar year. The Carl Brandon Kindred Award goes to the work of speculative that best explores and expands our understanding of race in the preceding calendar year; its creator may be of any racial or ethnic background. Each award includes an award plaque, a check for US$1000, and the opportunity to participate in the award ceremony.
UPDATED: Nominations for works to be considered for the 2019 Parallax and Kindred Awards are open as of March 6, 2020, and they now close May 8, 2020. Nomination forms are electronic only, and are available via a link on the awards page on our website or directly here. The first Carl Brandon Parallax and Kindred Awards were presented 2006 for Walter Mosley’s novel 47 and Susan Vaught’s novel Stormwitch, respectively. The Awards continued through 2011; for a complete history, please visit the awards page.
Founded in 1999, the Carl Brandon Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction. We administer the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund and operate a list serve supporting the growing presence of People of Color in the imaginative genres.
Please nominate! Please share the grand news of the awards’ return widely!