...for a distinguished SCIENCE FICTION or FANTASY BOOK 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.


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 (jkling@gmail.com):

Author Address:
Publisher Address:
Date of Publication:

The 2022 Endeavour Award will be presented at Norwescon 45, held April 6-9, 2023.

General questions should be sent to Marilyn Holt at Writer@Holtcapital.com.

Questions regarding submissions should be sent to Jim Kling at jkling@gmail.com.

We also need preliminary readers! If you’re interested, contact Jim Kling at jkling@gmail.com.


What The Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes, Pulp Literature Press
The Witch's Kind by Louisa Morgan, Redhook


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


Michael Capobianco
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.