There is not a 2018 SFWP Literary Awards Program. We suspended the program this year to focus on our fall 2018 and spring 2019 releases (which includes the winner from the last contest). We are also planning our 20th Anniversary Gala this fall. The 18th year of the SFWP Literary Awards Program will begin in December, running through July of 2019. The judge is TBD.
The second 2040 Books Awards Program will begin in June and end in December. This program is open to ethnic minority authors. The judge will be Gish Jen and this year’s program will be funded by the estate of James Alan McPherson.