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"Speculative fiction describes our
'near future', it is a genre that is not
quite science fiction, it is fantastic
but not far-fetched."
–Dan Rockmore,
Director, Neukom Institute

Awards to be announced
early May, 2018.

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The Neukom Institute
Literary Arts Award
for Speculative Fiction

This award is for any work of "speculative fiction" either about to
be published, or published
since June 1, 2015.

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The Neukom Institute
Literary Arts Award for
Debut Speculative Fiction

This award is for a first book
in speculative fiction.

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The Neukom Institute
Literary Arts Award
for Playwriting

This award is for a play written in response to the prompt "What does it mean to be human in a computerized, digital world?"

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2018 Neukom Literary Arts Award Event

October 1, 2018 4pm – 6pm Filene Auditorium, Moore Building, Dartmouth College...

20th Aug
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D News: Neukom Institute Announces Winners of Speculative Fiction Awards

May 24, 2018  by Office of Communications Books depicting human diversity and emotional...

25th May

D News: Neukom Institute Gives New Award to Futuristic Play

April 11, 2018  by David Hirsch The contest asks, “What does it mean...

11th Apr

AMERICAN THEATRE: Jessica Andrewartha Wins Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award

HANOVER, N.H.: The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College has...

11th Apr

Tales of a Fantastic Future Shortlisted by Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards

HANOVER, N.H. – April 6, 2018 – Books that imagine futures far...

06th Apr

Valley News • Book Notes: Trucker Hauls a Sharp Memoir Into Upper Valley

By Alex Hanson and David Corriveau Valley News Staff Writers Friday, November...

23rd Mar

Playwriting Award Announced! • Choices People Make, by Jessica Andrewartha

We are more than pleased that in this first year we received...

23rd Mar

VPR • New Speculative Fiction Awards • Interview with Dan Rockmore

(Hear the story.)

03rd Nov

D News: Neukom Institute to Honor Spectacular Speculative Fiction

It is not uncommon that society and culture today can somehow find...

27th Oct

NHPR: Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute Establishes Awards For Speculative Fiction

By PETER BIELLO Speculative fiction is a genre that takes us into a...

27th Oct