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, 2019. 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 2019 James Tiptree, Jr. Award will be given in 2020, location to be determined.
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The Recommended Works for the 2019 James Tiptree, Jr. Award
|Joyce Chng||Silver Wings||The Future Fire||An unusual superheroes short story. And a community of super-supportive older superheroes||2019-04-05 06:29:29|
|Megan Derr||The Mercenaries of the Stolen Moon||Less Than Three Press||2019-03-31 18:51:53|
|Edale Lane||Heart of Sherwood||Less Than Three Press||2019-03-31 18:50:46|
|Megan Derr||Dragon Magic||Less Than Three Press||2019-03-31 18:49:40|
|J Hepburn||Well Met in Molos||Less Than Three Press||2019-03-31 18:48:54|
|Nem Rown||Rough Sleepers||Less Than Three Press||2019-03-31 18:48:03|
|Robin TennantCaitlin Ricci||Outcasts: Beginnings||Less Than Three Press||2019-03-31 18:45:52|
|Geneva Vand||Granola Bars and Spaceships||Less Than Three Press||2019-03-31 18:44:36|
|Kaelan Rhywiol||Blood-Bound||NineStar Press||Non-binary aro ace MC using she/her pronouns.||2019-03-23 16:09:07|
|Oghenechovwe Ekpeki||The Witching Hour||Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores||2019-03-22 20:01:48|
|Samantha Heuwagen||Fading Starlight||Trifecta Publishing||Earth is but a shadow of itself as three Humans begin to pick up both the pieces of war-torn Earth and their shattered lives. Kayin Aves finds herself on Selucia with no word on whether or not she’ll be able to return to her beloved planet. With such uncertainty, her fear causes her to push away any La’Mursian that might help her fight for Earth. The inner strength she finds through the challenges of learning all the ways of the La’Mursian court help her discover what she can do to put an end this war. When Beenishia set up a base camp for survivors, she knew it’d be a target–she just didn’t calculate the full cost. Because of her sort sightedness, Henry and Melissa realize that war is more than just gunfire and explosions. Psychological tactics threaten to tear the||2019-03-22 19:25:42|
|JD Scott||The Hand That Sews||Mississippi Review||Gorgeous lyrical slipstream story exploring a complex view of motherhood, womanhood, and the harrowing subject matter of school shootings.||2019-03-22 18:27:47|
|Rachel Plummer||Wain||The Emma Press||2019-03-22 18:14:04|
|Natalia Theodoridou||Poems Written While||Uncanny Magazine||This is a post-apocalyptic tale that dwells on hope. The hope that our perception of gender can be nothing more than our bodies as ongoing process, the allegiances we make through these bodies, and the momentary glimpses into a future when this process feels at once unachievable and comforting. Glimpses akin to the memory of glimmering stars painstakingly preserved by the story's protagonist in the midst of a starless world. The piece gently interweaves a felt contemplation on transitioning with repeated attempts at remembering verses for/about/through the stars.||2019-03-17 10:30:57|
|Sarah Katz||Apex Five||2019-02-27 15:10:09|
|Abhishek Sengupta||The Swing||Fairfield Scribes||A beautiful and poetic exploration of identity, memory, and love.||2019-02-27 11:28:04|
|Abi Andrews||The Word for Woman is Wilderness||Two Dollar Radio||2019-02-20 15:46:57|
|Trevor Barton||Brobots: The Complete Source Code||Beaten Track Publishing||Explores robot male constructs/construction workers coming alive to feeling. Parallels to gay/LGBT rights struggles of the past. Their base AI is designated female but shuns gender at the end. Gender is part of the character studies, for example Josh not being sure of his sexuality. Discussion of maleness, "bro" culture, technosexuality and more.||2019-02-13 08:27:57|
|Arwen Dayton||Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful||Random House Children's Books/Delacorte Press||This novel leads steadily into a world where the ability to modify the human body and manipulate human DNA have infiltrated every aspect of life. If you can change your own body, gender, and genes, that is an invitation to unprecedented personal freedom. But...what if you can be forcibly changed? What if your parents can choose who you ought to be before you are born? What if a future government can strip you of your identity—human identity, gender identity, or sexual identity? What if you can keep dead loved ones alive inside yourself? What do you become? Even if this book didn't set out explicitly to explore gender, it was in the background throughout, a looming context in the unfolding of an unexpected future of humankind.||2019-02-08 11:45:26|
|Brenda Clough||The River Twice||Book View Cafe||A novel about women and power.||2019-02-02 08:26:04|
|Alice Sola Kim||Now Wait For This Week||The Cut||2019-01-30 17:19:09|
|Debbie Urbanski||You||The Sun||A mother struggles to come to terms with her daughter's changing and fantastical form.||2019-01-07 11:45:26|
|Xemiyulu Tapepechul||The Cosmic Twins||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform||Play for young audiences featuring Two-Spirit characters, written by a Two-Spirit playwright. Our theatre company produced this play November 2018 for 10 performances, to over 1,000 youth.||2018-12-20 21:49:28|
|Sara Codair||Power Surge (The Evanstar Chronicles)||NineStar Press||This is an urban fantasy novel with a main character who does not identify as male or female.||2018-12-17 08:29:46|
|Brooklyn Ray||Port Lewis Witches, Volume One||NineStar Press||A contemporary fantasy romance novel with a fantastic trans rep||2018-12-17 08:26:15|
|J. S. Fields||Ardulum: Third Don||NineStar Press||This is the third book in series. The first two Ardulum: First Don and Ardulum: Second Don, were published in 2017. They all explore gender in a science fiction setting.||2018-12-17 08:22:34|
|Brian Andrews||RESET||Thomas & Mercer||2018-12-04 08:40:52|
|Lora Gray||The Imitation Sea||Shimmer Magazine||Gorgeous exploration of gender, of protectiveness, of love.||2018-12-03 14:08:30|