The Roswell Award
for original short science fiction by writers from around the world
Readings & Awards Presentations at LitFest Pasadena on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:30-6:30pm Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S El Molino Ave
The Roswell Award for short science fiction by adults is an international competition presented by Light Bringer Project and Sci-Fest L.A. It inspires and nurture the talent of up and coming science fiction writers. Over five years, submissions have come from dozens of countries including Malawi, Ethiopia, Singapore, Brazil, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, England, America, Kazakhstan, and others. At LitFest Pasadena on May 18, 2019 at 4:30pm, celebrity guests will read the finalists’ and Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award winner’s stories, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced.
The Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award
presented by Artemis Journal and the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Hollywood NOW)
This special award, presented during The Roswell Award Readings & Awards at LitFest Pasadena, recognizes a science fiction story that embraces feminist themes and has a strong female protagonist. The winning story will be published both by Artemis Journal and Hollywood NOW, and will be read aloud on stage by a celebrity guest.
Congratulations to The Roswell Award Finalists and Honorable Mentions and The Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award Winner 2019!
Roswell Award Finalist Judges
Tananarive Due, Novelist
Ben Loory, Novelist
Sherri Smith, Novelist
Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award Judges
Roswell Award First Round Judges
Carrie LaFerle Gergely
Michael Paul Gonzalez
Katie Rose McEneely
David Dean Bottrell
Competitions Intern: Samuel O’Brien