Most of the books and stories that Tiptree Award jurors read to pick a winner are nominated by authors and readers. We need your suggestions. If you’ve read a work of science fiction or fantasy that explores or expands our notions of gender, please tell us about it by filling out the recommendation form below. If you have more than one, just fill out the form again with a new recommendation and repeat the process until you’ve told us about them all.
Recommendations close on the 1st of December, 2017. Because recommendations are accepted from everyone, and haven’t been reviewed by the jury, we request that nominated creators not publicize their appearance on this list: if you win, or your work shows up on an honor list or long list, please publicize to your heart’s content!
The 2017 James Tiptree, Jr. Award will be given in 2018, location to be determined.
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The Recommended Works for the 2017 James Tiptree, Jr. Award
|Alma Alexander||Twice Promised||Kos Books||What happens when a first-born child gets promised to two different witches by both parents...? Joint custody - and just like in all the best fairy tales, country witch Ethelreda and city witch Shula first squabble and complain about the unbearable arrangements... and then, slowly, quietly, inevitably, fall in love... (this story was a successfully crowd-funded project under the hashtag #morewitchcentriclesbianfairytaleromcom)||2017-01-14 16:40:28|
|Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam||The Orangery||Beneath Ceaseless Skies||Uses a familiar mythological trope--women turning into trees--to explore power imbalances between men and women||2017-01-10 15:50:21|
|D. J. Goodman||Planet Leviathan||Severed Pres||2017-01-07 14:21:19|
|Matthew Rossi||Heartless||2017-01-04 16:52:55|
|Matthew Rossi||Nameless||Narcoleptic Dogs Press||Book deals with genderfluid main characters and a character deals with being transgender as well. The sequel, Heartless https://www.amazon.com/Heartless-Nameless-Book-Matthew-Rossi-ebook/dp/B01M5ISESX/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 also deals with these issues.||2017-01-04 16:35:09|
|Heather Rose Jones||Mother of Souks||Bella Books||2017-01-04 16:30:10|
|Felicity Banks||Heart of Brass||Odyssey Books Australia||2017-01-04 01:10:19|
|Jennifer Marie Brissett||Kamanti's Child||Uncanny Magazine||A science fiction short story inspired by Toni Morrison's Beloved. This issue of Uncanny also includes an interview with me about this story. http://uncannymagazine.com/article/interview-jennifer-marie-brissett/||2017-01-03 21:29:49|
|A. Merc Rustad||Monster Girls Don't Cry||Uncanny Magazine||2017-01-03 15:10:03|