In the tradition of FIYAH, when we see a need going unfulfilled, we correct it. To that effect, we are thrilled to announce the creation of the Ignyte Awards series as part of the inaugural FIYAHCON event. The Awards seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre. Awards will be given in the following categories:
Best Novel – Adult
Best Novel – YA
Best in MG
Best Short Story
Best Fiction Podcast
Best Comics Team
Best Anthology/Collected Works
Best in Creative Nonfiction
The Ember Award for Unsung Contributions to Genre
Community Award for Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre
Finalists will be announced Monday, August 17th, at which point we will open voting to the broader SFF community through September 11th. Winners will be announced the weekend of the convention.
IGNYTE Award voting is now closed.
Tune into the award ceremony Saturday, October 17th at 5pm eastern.