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Richard Van Camp gets double nod on Sunburst Award shortlist

Edmonton author Richard Van Camp has been named twice on the shortlist for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. His short-story collection Moccasin Square Gardens was shortlisted in the Adult Fiction category while a story from that collection, “Wheetago War II: Summoners,” was shortlisted in the Short Story category.

The jury consists of Peter Darbyshire, Kristyn Dunnion, Omar El Akkad, Michelle Butler Hallett,  John Jantunen, Michael Johnstone, Ursula Pflug, and Sarah Tolmie. Winners of the Adult Fiction and Young Adult Fiction categories will each receive $1,000 and the winner of the Short Story category will receive $500. The full shortlists follow.

Adult Fiction

  • Shout Kill Revel Repeat, Scott R. Jones (Trepidatio Publishing)
  • The Migration, Helen Marshall (Random House Canada)
  • Crow Winter, Karen McBride (HarperAvenue)
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)
  • Moccasin Square Gardens, Richard Van Camp (Douglas & McIntyre)

Young Adult Fiction

Short Story

  • “The Fourth Trimester is the Strangest,” Rebecca Campbell (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May/June 2019)
  • “Florilegia,” Amal El-Mohtar (The Mythic Dream, Gallery/Saga Press)
  • “The Inland Beacon,” Kate Heartfield (Tesseracts Twenty-Two Alchemy and Artifacts, July 2019)
  • “The Hundred Gardens,” Catherine Kim (Nat. Brut, Issue 12, Spring 2019)
  • “Wheetago War II: Summoners,” Richard Van Camp (Moccasin Square Gardens, Douglas & McIntyre)