CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN INTERSTELLAR WRITING

Science is the practice of What If?  What if we travel the speed of light? What if there were life on other planets? What if our resources were unlimited or limited to nothing? All of the questions are on the minds of scientists.  Writers get to find out the answers to those questions. In their capable hands, we get to discover the implications of our curiosity.

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NOMINATE

Nominate a published work for consideration in our 2023 Canopus Awards. Nominations for 2023 have now closed.

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SUBMIT

Submit an original work for our 2023 Canopus Awards.
Submissions for 2023 have now closed.

The 2023 Canopus Awards will be presented at

Nexus Nairobi 2023

January 31 – February 4, 2023

NAIROBI, KENYA

when SPACE, PURPOSE, & CULTURE Collide . . .

2023 Canopus Award Categories

Published Long-Form Fiction

Previously published works (since 2017) including novels, novellas, and graphic novels

Published Long-Form Non-Fiction

Previously published works (since 2017) including full-length books

Published Short-Form Fiction

Previously published works (since 2017) including short stories, flash fiction, and comic books

Published Short-Form Non-Fiction

Previously published works (since 2017) including book chapters, essays, articles, and papers

Published Digital Presentation

Previously published digital works (since 2017) including video games and interactive experiences (VR, websites, live presentation)–both non-fiction and fiction will considered for this category

Original Short-Form Non-Fiction

Original non-fiction work on the theme “Who Owns Space?”

Original Short-Form Fiction

Original fiction work on the theme “Who Owns Space?”

Original Local Short-Form Fiction (Continental Africans Only)

Original fiction work on the theme “Who Owns Space?” from continental Africans only

Storytelling provides us a window into the future. Imagination, varied perspectives and a well told story are critical to advancing civilizations.  In particular, beginning with the simple question ‘What if?’ pushes us to look beyond the world in front of us and to envision what could be, ought to be and other realities. Both science fiction and exploratory non-fiction have inspired discovery, invention, policy, technology and exploration that has transformed our world.

Dr. Mae Jemison

Principal, 100 Year Starship

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