Dell Award winners announced

By | February 9, 2013

Every year, Alphans gather together to submit to the Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing, then to wonder just when the news will come out.

This year, we’d like to congratulate Alphan Lara Donnelly, whose story “To the Dogs” won the Dell Award for 2013. The first runner-up is another Alphan, Alexandra Gurel, with “Fantasma Maravilhosas”. Rich Larson, the second runner-up with “Atrophy,” is also an alum of the workshop. The top three spots!

The full list is below. Huge congratulations to all those who placed– and all those who wrote and submitted stories.

Winner: “To the Dogs,” by Lara Donnelly, Wright State University

First Runner-up: “Fantasmas Maravilhosas,” by Alexandra Gurel, Princeton University

Second Runner-up: “Atrophy,” by Rich Larson, University of Alberta

Third Runner-up: “The Changeling,” by Caitlin Higgins, Cornell University

Honorable Mentions:

“The Boundary Wall,” by Rachel Lister, High Point University

“The Boy in the Bell Tower,” by Alissa Hartenbaum, Georgia Tech University

“The Astrologer’s Telling,” by Therese Arkenberg, Carroll University

“Pig and Plume,” by William Tarnell, Vanderbilt University

CORRECTION: I initially listed only Lara Donnelly and Alexandra Gurel as Alphans. Rich Larson also attended the workshop.