Yes, indeed, the world needs another award. Therefore, I have created a top-secret selection committee composed entirely of myself, and have a specific set of vague criteria to determine a recipient. The recipient must
- be an exceptionally creative individual, preferably a writer, preferably one whose work I've read
- show significant promise for interesting future work, preferably writing
- One $5 bill
- A coffee mug made by Rick Elkin of Rising Moon Studios, a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
The 2005 Award
The recipient of the 2005 Mumpsimus "Cup of Coffee for a Genius" Award is.......
I was particularly impressed by Rudi's story "The Sky Green Box" in Rabid Transit: Menagerie this year, and have been impressed by a number of other stories he has published over the past couple of years. It is my hope that with a good cup of coffee (or tea or whatever) he will find the inspiration to produce at least one more strong and energetic work of fiction.