Professional Categories in English (For a definition of what a professional is please refer to our document on <www.prixaurorawards.ca>.
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy novel in English, over 40,000 words by a Canadian, published within that year. A novelette that is greater than 40,000 words and is published as a stand-alone book can be allowed in this category if the author wishes it.
BEST SHORT FICTION
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy short fiction in English with fewer than 40,000 words, by a Canadian published within that year.
This category covers short form fiction in English such as novelettes, novellas, short stories and flash fiction. Note: Poetry is now in its own category (see below)
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy graphic novel, single issue of a serial or an on-line comic in English, by a Canadian published within that year. This category is for published works that are mainly graphical. The nominees can be based on the written word, illustration or colour work
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy poem or song in English, by a Canadian published or performed within that year.
This category covers Poems and Song performances in English. A song includes lyrics and music. A song may be available as a document that includes lyrics musical notation, as a recording, as a performance at a fan event or any combination of these ways.
BEST RELATED WORK
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy literary criticism, book review, critical editions, screen play, anthology, or a single-author collection released as a book in English, by a Canadian published within that year.
This category covers all professionally written works that are not covered in the previous professional categories.
Professional and/or Amateur Category for both English or French
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy artwork or body of artwork, by a Canadian displayed or published within that year.