The Prix Aurora Awards are given to works and orgs under the speculative fiction umbrella by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA). They have a three-step process for issuing the award:
- Listing works or organizations that are eligible to be nominated.
- Nominating the works or organizations to appear on the final ballot.
- Voting from the ballot, that is, the lists of finalists in each category. This vote determines the winner of the award.
As of this post, we’re in Step 2. So, for example, my poem, Adrift, appears in the Best Poem category, and the multi-genre disability fiction anthology, Nothing Without Us Too (edited by myself and Talia C. Johnson), appears in Best Related Work. They’re not officially nominated yet, but eligible to be nominated.
If you would like to vote for my works to be nominated as finalists (to appear on the official ballot), and you’re a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, you can join the CSFFA for only 10$ a year! And what’s really cool is that when the finalists are named, you get a voter’s package of the written works to help you make your final decision about who wins the Auroras. So, free reads! Sometimes the reads are an excerpt, but I have bought books from loving those excerpts too!
And there is no pressure about voting for my stuff. You can vote for whomever you wish! There are a lot of great stories, poems, books, and more!
To learn more about the Prix Aurora Awards and how to join the CSFFA, please visit the CSFFA website. You can choose who should be nominated for the final ballot from now until April 22 at 11:59 EST.
Thanks so much for considering my works!
Cait Gordon is an autistic, disabled, and queer Canadian writer of speculative fiction that celebrates diversity. She is the author of Life in the ’Cosm, The Stealth Lovers, and the forthcoming Iris and the Crew Tear Through Space (2023). Cait also founded the Spoonie Authors Network and joined Talia C. Johnson to co-edit the multi-genre disability fiction anthologies Nothing Without Us and Nothing Without Us Too.
Featured photo is the aurora sky banner on the CSFFA website.