Angela Carter
Angela Carter

In addition to presenting the Tiptree Award annually, the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council occasionally presents the Fairy Godmother Award, a special award in honor of Angela Carter. Described as a “mini, mini, mini, mini MacArthur award,” the Fairy Godmother strikes without warning, providing a financial shot in the arm to a deserving writer in need of assistance to continue creating material that matches the goals of the Tiptree Award.