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2021 Ignyte Awards
The winners were announced at FIYAHCON on September 18 in an online ceremony hosted by Ashia Monet. The awards “seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by

Return To The Wastelands Of Old Man Logan In Brand-New Series Of Wastelanders Comics
Return to the post-apocalyptic Wastelands of Old Man Logan this December in five all-new stories set in the Marvel future where heroes have fallen, villains have won, and fan favorite characters defy all odds to survive. These five one-shots by

Pixel Scroll 9/17/21 I Want To Scroll What The Pixel On The Table Number 5 Is Scrolling
STATUES OF LIMITATIONS. After much consideration, Constance Grady says overthinking the book was a mistake: “The meditative empathy of Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi” at Vox. …The first time I read Piranesi, I scribbled notes about each statue. The minotaurs by the

Cowboy Bebop Netflix Comics Variant Covers
Titan Comics is releasing Cowboy Bebop #1 on December 8, based on the new Netflix live-action series. An original story set in the year 2171. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop chase an ex-gang member who holds a

Pixel Scroll 9/16/21 50 Shades Of Scrollcraftian Slashfic
A HEART, HAS CHAMBERS. [Item by Olav Rokne.] In their latest edition, WIRED magazine profiles Becky Chambers and talks about both the philosophical underpinning of her writing, and the context in which she’s publishing. The article may be too

Submissions Period Opens for Speculative Literature Foundation 2021 Working Class Writers Grant
The Speculative Literature Foundation is now accepting applications for the Working Class Writers Grant. Applications will be open through September 30, 2021. The $1,000 Working Class Writers Grant is awarded annually to assist working class, blue-collar, poor, and homeless writers

2021 Diana Jones Award
The winner of the for Excellence in Gaming was announced on September 15. Nibcard Games, a game publisher/manufacturer. This Nigerian board game company is helping to build a sustainable tabletop industry in Nigeria and producing AB Con (African Boardgame

Heroes Transformed Into Marvel’s Greatest Villains In Villains’ Reign Variant Covers
Spinning out of their Eisner nominated run on Daredevil, Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s Devil’s Reign will launch in December and see Kingpin’s bold scheme to take down every hero ranging from the Fantastic Four to the X-Men. Villains will

Omega Sci-Fi Awards Are Taking Entries
The Lightbringer Project is taking submissions for its four Omega Sci-Fi Awards – the Roswell Award, Feminist Futures Award, Tomorrow Prize, and Green Feather Award – until December

2021 Ngaio Marsh Award Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel, the New Zealand crime fiction award, was announced September 15. BEST NOVEL The Murder Club (Nikki Crutchley, Oak House Press) Sprigs (Brannavan Gnanalingam, Lawrence and Gibson) The Tally Stick (Carl Nixon, RHNZ Vintage)

Pixel Scroll 9/15/21 You Load Fifteen Pixels, What Do You Get?
NEW FIRST DOCTOR ANIMATION PLANNED. The next classic Doctor Who adventure to be animated using archival fragments is the opening story of the third season, “Galaxy Four”, reports the BBC. Galaxy 4 (alternatively spelled Galaxy Four) is the mostly-missing first serial

Imagine 2200 Story Contest Winners
Grist’s “Fix” has announced the winners of its short story contest Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors, which “encouraged entrants to envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress.” The three winning stories and nine finalists “create intersectional

N.K. Jemisin on TIME100 List
N.K. Jemisin has been named to TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2021 in the Artists category. Her citation was written by Stacy Abrams, who is herself on the list in the category of Leaders. … Jemisin’s

2021 Finalists for National Toy Hall of Fame
The National Toy Hall of Fame 2021 finalists were revealed on September 15 — American Girl Dolls, the Battleship game, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of the Universe, piñata, Risk, sand, The Settlers of Catan game,

Pixel Scroll 9/14/21 I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Scroll That
HWA CELEBRATES LATINX HERITAGE MONTH. From September 15 through October 15 the HWA will be celebrating Latinx Heritage month in a series of interviews conducted by social media manager Sumiko Saulson. The series will begin with an introductory piece

2021 Horror Writers Association Scholarship Winners Announced
In 2021 the Horror Writers Association (HWA) awarded 14 scholarships/grants/endowments with a total value of $10,500 to assist writers looking to pursue a career as a writer of horror fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. They also have named the libraries that will receive

Pixel Scroll 9/13/21 Headcanon: The Universe Will Come To An End Following The Generation Of Nine Billion Pixel Scroll Titles
THE WAY THEY DO IT DOWNTOWN. Nisi Shawl celebrated a rare moment on Facebook: My name on a book ad in Times Square! I feel like in that Stevie Wonder song: “New York! Just like I pictured it–skyscrapers an

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Seventh
[Introduction: Melanie Stormm continues her humorous series of posts about the misdirected emails she’s been getting. Stormm is a multiracial writer who writes fiction, poetry, and audio theatre. Her novella, Last Poet of Wyrld’s End is available through Candlemark &

2021 Emmys Creative Arts Winners Parts II and III
The Television Academy today presented the final two of its three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television. The winners of genre interest are shown below. The complete list of winners is

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