The Parallax Award is for an outstanding speculative fiction work by a self-identified writer of color and the Kindred Award is for an outstanding speculative fiction work dealing with race and ethnicity. (The same work can be nominated for both awards.) There's a (growing) list of stories and collections published in 2008 on the Carl Brandon Society wiki for perusal.
Shameless self-promotion: Both "Daughter of Botu" and "A Thread of Silk" (in RMSF) were both originally published in 2008.
To nominate, go here.
Decisions about manuscripts received during our Winter 2009 submission period are in the final stage and decisions will be completed soon.
Absent among our finalists are titles by authors of color. We'd like to include a more diverse population of writers - and perhaps you can help.
If you know any writers of color whose work is ready for publication, we'd appreciate your notifying them to submit asap.
Writers must reside in the United States and manuscripts must be in polished state—ready for publication. Writers may submit for one category: New Voices (not yet a published author), Notable Voices or LaurelBooks. Writers should go to www.cavankerrypress.org, for more information and read CKP's guidelines carefully. We will accept submissions until August 31.
Thanks so much.
Joan Cusack Handler
CavanKerry Press Ltd.
A not -for-profit literary press serving art and community
The announcement is located here (posted by a white Jewish poet who writes poems about the cultural intersection between him and his Iranian wife, among other things).