Rani Banjarian received first place for "Lullabies in Arabic," and Laura Davia got third place ("second runner-up") for her story, "Get Out of Here." Rani's story will be published in Asimov's Science Fiction, and I've encouraged Laura to submit her story for publication -- it's definitely publishable.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Dell Award for Undergraduate Science Fiction Writing
This past fall marked the third time that Professor Jay Clayton and I taught our Vanderbilt seminar on science and science fiction. As a final exercise, the students usually choose to write their own short stories. (They also have the option of writing a "popular science" article or a critical essay, but only one student has chosen this in the entire history of the class!) We've always entered the best of the students' stories in the competition for the Dell Award for undergraduate science fiction writing. This year, our students took first place and third place in the competition!