Attention creators! Princeless nearly swept the Glyph’s last year and I certainly don’t want to this year, because that means not enough of you are submitting!
If you are a Creator of Color
Or/And your comic features black characters or black issues, get your stuff ready and submit it to the Glyph Awards, THE award show that was created to honor black creators and characters in comics!
Winners included two writers I’ve been following here, Ken Liu (Best Short Story) and E. Lily Yu (John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer).
I totally forgot these were happening. A lot of great nominees; there seems to be, at least to me, an unusual number of non-white authors/works with non-white main characters. Sadly, most of them did not win.
- Novel: This reminded me to put Among Others on hold.
- Short Story: I preferred E. Lily Yu’s story, but that’s just me.
- Dramatic Presentation: As usual, goes to a Doctor Who episode, because fuck you that’s why. I was rooting for Attack the Block, which gets all the points for doing a POC-centric alien invasion story.
- Solstice Award: A kind of lifetime achievement thing which can be presented posthumously, which is why Octavia Butler is a co-winner.
- tl:dr; Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
I aten’t dead!
I’ve just been busy being sick and doing politicky stuff and wooing a couple people and reading Twitter instead of Tumblr so I totally missed out on any Tumblr stuff and/or feminist blog things. But here’s a backlog of links:
Notably, Derwin Mak and Eric Choi's Chinese-diaspora anthology The Dragon and the Stars won for Best English Related Work.