Excellent news, Space Unicorns! The Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter Campaign, with particular recognition going to guest Nonfiction Editor/DPDSF Co-Editor-in-Chief Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and guest DPDSF Personal Essay Editor Nicolette Barischoff, won the 2017 D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award! From the press release:
The D Franklin Defying Doomsday award was judged by Twelfth Planet Press publisher, Alisa Krasnostein, and Defying Doomsday editors, Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, and was made possible by our wonderful Pozible Patron of Diversity, D Franklin. The award grants one winner per year a cash prize of $200 in recognition of their work in disability advocacy in SFF literature. Eligible works included non-fiction or related media exploring the subject of disability in SFF literature, published in 2017.
It is the campaign promoting the Kickstarter for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction that was nominated and chosen as the winner of The D Franklin Defying Doomsday award for 2017. Throughout the period of the campaign the team at Uncanny Magazine published essays as daily updates. We appreciate the fact that these were public essays, and hence not limited in access to backers. There was much insight to be gained from reading the personal thoughts of writers with disabilities on their own broad and varied experiences in, and encounters with, science fiction.
We are very impressed by the work of the team at Uncanny Magazine and are so pleased to have the opportunity to recognise them with this award, with particular recognition going to guest Nonfiction Editor/DPDSF Co-Editor-in-Chief Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and guest DPDSF Personal Essay Editor Nicolette Barischoff.
Congratulations to Elsa and Nicolette and the rest of the Kickstarter team, and thank you to all of the writers, editors, readers, and Kickstarter backers who made the Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter campaign so successful!