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Public voting for the 2022 Utopia Awards will take place from August 1 - August 21. You will be able to find the ballot here on this page.

The title of each work below is linked to where you can find the work online. Most of the works are available to read and view for free.

Some of the works (particularly, but no exclusively in the novella category) require a purchase from the publisher in order to be read.

2022 Utopia Award Finalists

Utopian Novella

After the Dragons
Cynthia Zhang | Stelliform Press


The Necessity of Stars
E. Catherine Tobler | Neon Hemlock

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (WINNER)
Becky Chambers | Tordotcom


The Impossible Resurrection of Grief
Octavia Cade | Stelliform Press

Submergence

Arula Ratnakar | Clarkesworld

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Utopian Novelette

A Song Born (WINNER)

Remi Skytterstad | Reckoning Press


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Simon Kewin | Abyss & Apex

The Future Library

Peng Shepherd | Tor Books
 

Utopian Anthology/Collection

Multispecies Cities: Solarpunk Urban Futures

Editors Christoph Rupprecht, Deborah Cleland, Norie Tamura, Rajat Chaudhuri, and Sarena Ulibarri, Sarena |
World Weaver Press

Reckoning 5 (WINNER)

Editors Cécile Cristofari and Leah Bobet | Reckoning Press

Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology

Editors Alex Hernandez, Matthew David Goodwin, and Sarah Rafael Garcia | Mad Creek Books

Utopian Short Story

Dandelion Brew

Ana Sun | DreamForge Magazine

Blood Ties

Jade Wilburn | FIYAH Literary Magazine

All We Have Left Is Ourselves (WINNER)

Oyedotun Damilola Muees | Reckoning Press

Epicenter

Jennifer Lee Rossman | Hexagon SF Magazine

Superbloom

Lynne Peskoe-Yang | Metaphorosis Magazine

Utopian Poem

If
Bruce McAllister | Analog Science Fiction and Fact


Mythic Book Emporium (WINNER)
Mary Soon Lee | DreamForge Magazine


We Must Believe the Road Ahead is Full of Light
Lisa Timpf | Utopia Science Fiction Magazine


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Ashley Bao | Reckoning Press


Terraformer of Bigotry
Dawn Vogel | Utopia Science Fiction Magazine

Utopian Art

The Leaves
Tracy Whiteside | Reckoning Press


Erewhon and Other Strange Utopias (WINNER)
Roger Leege | The Fabulist


"Cephalopod Heart" Cover Art
Dante Luiz | Hexagon Magazine


Longing of Hope
Jane Noel | DreamForge Magazine


Solarpunk
Dustin Jacobus | Sci Phi Journal

Utopian Nonfiction

Our Winter's Tales
Joshua Wilson | The Fabulist


On the Destruction and Restoration of Habitats (WINNER)
Prya Chand | Reckoning Press


You've Got the Future All Wrong. We All Do.
Scot Noel | DreamForge Magazine

On Solarpunk

Eric Hunting | Sci Phi Journal

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