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Writers & Poets of Color: Carl Brandon Society Awards and CavanKerry Press

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The Carl Brandon Society is now taking nominations for their 2008 Parallax and Kindred awards through September 1st.

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.

Also wanted to passing along a call for poetry via Alas from poets of color by CavanKerry Press that I received from rachel_swirsky:

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).

I'm feeling:
cheerful cheerful
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On August 3rd, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC), dream_wind commented:
I will definitely nominate. My copy of Returning my Sister's Face arrived from Amazon last week, and I finished it over the weekend.

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On August 3rd, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
*squee!* I'm thrilled you liked it !
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On August 3rd, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Doh! I'm totally year-challenged. For some reason, I've superimposed 2009 over 2008 every time I've seen it. RMSF was actually published in 2009, NOT 2008. *bangs head*
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On August 10th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
Happy to nominate. Hope DoB was eligible?
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On August 10th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie! And yep, "Daughter of Botu" is eligible since it was published in '08.
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