Sunburst adds YA to its roster

The Sunburst award, hailing from Canada, has announced that it will begin a Young Adult section to its awards which are announced in Autumn.

Given the fact that the the YA genre bubble hasn’t burst, should organisations like the British Science Fiction Association or British Fantasy Society be thinking about similar entries? There is a large body of really good work and great British authors doing interesting stuff and the fact that the main societies are not actively shouting about them is interesting. I know of individuals within who promote and discuss the genre but perhaps they need something to give voice within and without genre. Surely this is part of what these societies are for?

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