The Sidewise Jury
A panel of judges currently comprising the following: Stephen Baxter, Evelyn Leeper, Jim Rittenhouse, Stu Shiffman, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.
Works must be first published in English, or first published in the USA, during the year of eligibility.
- Long form (> 60,000 words)
- Short form (< 60,000 words)
Note that the definition of long form requires 50% more wordage that most novel categories.
Long form awards have been given to a series of books rather than an individual work. Works that are part of a series can also be eligible provided that, in the opinion of the judges, they can stand on their own as individual works.
Tearsheets and/or review copies of works must be submitted to the judges. Electronic submission may be acceptable (mainly for shorter works, but they apparently do accept novel-length if you ask nicely). Contact details are given on the Awards’ web site.