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  • You want to be recognized for your speculative fiction on Substack.

  • You want to discover some of the best speculative fiction on Substack and read essays, interviews and reviews related to the genre.

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Paid subscribers allow us to reward authors on Substack with monetary prizes. More than anything else you’re supporting efforts to bring attention to indie authors of fantasy and science fiction.

Monthly and founding member supporters will receive 7-day early access notification of when a season starts. Founding members will also receive two high-resolution badge illustrations that can be used on any merchandise or for personal use.

Who created the Lunar Awards?

Th Lunar Awards were created by Brian Reindel, a software architect and author of fantasy and science fiction. You can find him writing speculative short stories on


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Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A wayward journalism graduate who chose writing code over writing obituaries. Both can be deadly depending on who you ask. A husband, father, brother and fellow human. I'm making broad assumptions I've not yet gone interstellar.