SFPA Grand Masters

Akua Lezli Hope photo
Akua Lezli Hope
2022 Grand Master

Mary Soon Lee photo
Mary Soon Lee
2022 Grand Master

Linda D. Addison photo
Linda D. Addison
2020 Grand Master

ann k schwader photo
Ann K. Schwader
2018 Grand Master

david c. kopaska-merkel photo
David C. Kopaska-Merkel
2017 Grand Master

jane yolen photo
Marge Simon
2015 Grand Master

Steve Sneyd
2015 Grand Master

jane yolen photo
Jane Yolen
2010 Grand Master

ray bradbury photo
Ray Bradbury
2008 Grand Master

robert frazier photo
Robert Frazier
2005 Grand Master

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Bruce Boston
1999 Grand Master

Grand Master Award

The Grand Master Award is given to an individual living at the time of selection whose body of work shall reflect the highest artistic goals and ideals of the SFPA, including being actively published within the target genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror for a period of no less than twenty years, and whose poetry has been noted to be exceptional in merit, scope, vision, and innovation. In conjunction with having a scope of work worthy of recognition, the membership may also consider contributions to the poetic genre of science fiction, fantasy, and horror as part of the selection, such as nonfiction.

The individual nominated for the Grand Master title need not be a member of the SFPA, nor of any other writer’s organization, professional affiliation, or other body; nor shall such membership impede the selection of any individual.

A Grand Master shall be named no more than once annually and need not be conferred in any given year. The President may not self-confer the title of Grand Master, nor reserve this title for such time as the President leaves or has left office.


To date, the SFPA has conferred eleven Grand Master Awards:

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