THE ENDEAVOUR AWARD...
...for a distinguished
written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors and published in the previous year.
The award represents a collaboration between writers and fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy to encourage the growth of literature in the field and recognize works of excellence. It is named for H.M. Bark Endeavour, the ship of Northwest explorer Capt. James Cook.
The award is announced annually at OryCon, held in Portland, Oregon. The award is accompanied by a grant of $1,000.
AND... WE'RE BACK!
It’s been a challenging few years. Unfortunately, the Endeavour
Award had to suspend operations due to insurmountable challenges:
The pandemic, of course, but also the untimely passing of Jim Fiscus.
Jim chaired the award for many years and ensured the ongoing
recognition of the finest in science fiction and fantasy that the
Pacific Northwest has to offer. For that, we are all grateful. His
good work and his weighty presence in the science fiction community
will be greatly missed.
Marilyn Holt has stepped up to fill Jim’s supersized shoes, and a
new committee has formed to resume the award. We seek nominations
immediately from publishers, agents, and individuals.
To be eligible, a book must have been first published in the United
States or Canada with a copyright date of 2021. We welcome all
science fiction or fantasy works of 40,000 words or more, or
single-author collections of short fiction. The author(s) must have
legal or physical residence in the Pacific Northwest [Alaska, Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, The Yukon, and British Columbia] when the publisher
accepted the book and must affirm that they wrote the majority of
the book while living in the Pacific Northwest.
We require submitted books in electronic form (5 copies if they are
copy protected) to be sent to our preliminary readers. Our distinguished
judges will consider 4 finalists determined by readers. You can
download an entry form here. One entry
form is required per book. The deadline for submissions is
December 4, 2022.
If you have trouble with the PDF, send the following information
in a Word-compatible format (Word file or text) to Jim Kling
Date of Publication:
The 2022 Endeavour Award will be presented at
Norwescon 45, held April 6-9,
General questions should be sent to Marilyn Holt at
Questions regarding submissions should be sent to Jim Kling
We also need preliminary readers! If you’re interested, contact Jim
Kling at email@example.com.
WINNERS FOR 2020
What The Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes, Pulp Literature Press
The Witch's Kind by Louisa Morgan, Redhook
OTHER FINALISTS FOR 2020
Merlin Redux by Dave Duncan, Night Shade Books
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire, Tor Books
Shadow Stitcher by Misha Handman, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
JUDGES FOR THE 2020 AWARD
John G. Hemry
Rosemary Claire Smith
Dave Duncan, taken in 2007 when his book
Children of Chaos was a finalist for
the Award. Dave died in 2018, and Merlin
Redux will be the last book by Dave
entered in the Award. Our readers shall
miss Dave and his work.