The 2012 Dell Awards

By | February 12, 2012

The 2012 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing has been announced. Of the eight awards given, four went to Alphans. Rick Wilber, the award administrator, commented that once again, the quality of submissions was amazing.

I’ve listed all the stories below; Alphans’ names are bolded.

Winner: “Superposition” by Rebekah Baldridge, Newman University

First Runner-up: “Halcyon Days” by Madeline Stevens, Bennington College

Second Runner-up: “The Taste of Salt” by Rachel Halpern, Grinnell College

Third Runner-up (tie): “The Writ of Years” by Brit Mandelo, University of Louisville
“Opus No. 4: Duet for Expressionism and Absinthe” by Anthony Powers, Wright State University
“The Case of the Smitten Magician” by Lara Donnelly, Wright State University

Honorable Mentions:
“Ilse, Who Saw Clearly” by E. Lily Yu, Princeton University
“The Sister Kite” by Rebecca McNulty, College of New Jersey

All of us at the workshop would like to give a huge congratulations to this year’s winners, and especially to the Alpha alumni who did so well.