MEXICONA, the first Mexican virtual convention of speculative fiction, presented the Premio Imaginación y Futuro (Imagination and Future Award) “to celebrate, recognize and uplift speculative works created by people of Mexican origin” and to “strengthen and build a more diverse and vibrant SFF community in Mexico and Latin America.”

The winners were announced September 24, 2021:

“Imago” by Raquel Hoyos won the Short Story Collection Prize.

The other award is an honor list of diverse works published in 2020, “selected by a jury based on the submissions made by the SFF Mexican community.”

This year’s jurors were Alejandra Amatto, Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría and Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil. The honorees are:

    El ataque de los zombis (Parte mil quinientos) / The attack of the zombies (Part fifteen hundred),, Raquel Castro [collection]

    “La máquina húngara” / The Hungarian Machine, Karen Chacek [short story]

    “La literatura distópica me hace sentir bien” / Dystopian literature makes me feel good, Daniela L. Guzmán [creative non-fiction]

    “Prometeo con carita feliz ツ / Prometheus with a happy face ツ, Daniela L. Guzmán [short story]

    “Tsintatak”, Ateri Miyawatl [short story]

    “Biografía de las algas” / Biography of algae, Martha Riva Palacio Obón [short story]

    “El último verso” / The last verse, Krsna Sánchez [short story]

    Lengua Noche / Language Night, Rafael Villegas [dream book]

    Broken English [digital artifacts]

    Especulativas MX / Speculatives MX [reading/creative writing collective]

    Espejo humeante / Smoking mirror

    Primero sueño / First dream [literary journal]

    Testigos / Witness podcast

    2050: el fin que no fue / 2050: the end that was not

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