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Name: Screwz or SCREWZ Awards
Date(s): 2002-2005
Frequency: annual
Format:
Type:
Associated Community: slash, fanzine
Fandom: multifandom
URL: WayBack Archive link to an early version of the award site
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The Screwz Awards stand for Slash Creativity Recognition for Entertainment and Writing in Zines. They were created by two fans, Angie Sutton and Lisa Martin to fill in the gap left by the STIFfie Awards which ended in 2000.

There once was an awards for slash talent in zine format. The Stiffies (Slash Talent in Fandom) were presented for approximately nine years, giving rewards to talented individuals in the slash community. Unfortunately, it was announced that the 2000 Stiffies would be the last (for various unspecified reasons).

Having appreciated the concept of having a zine-only award (plenty of web-awards out there), and liking the double-entendre of the name "STIFfies", in late 2001, the award committee set about creating a new award and trying to come up with an equally fun name.

Thankfully, one member owned a book entitled "The Odd Index", which - among other odd listings - has a list of euphemisms for sexual intercourse and various sexual organs. Looking through them for ideas, we finally came up with the acronym SCREWZ. We then set about creating this website and the nominations/voting procedures.[1]

Awards were split into various categories:

Achievement Awards

  • Artist of the Year
  • Poet/Filker of the Year
  • Author of the Year
  • Publisher of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Fandom-specific awards

  • artwork
  • poem/filk
  • short story (up to 5 pages)
  • story (5 to 20 pages)
  • novella (from 20 pages on)
  • novel (stand-alone zine)
  • overall zine (multiple items included)

Voting instructions and the Award FAQ are archived here.

2003 SCREWZ Award Winners (for items appearing in 2002)

Achievement Awards:

Fandom Specific Awards:

  • Blake's 7
    • Best Artwork (tie):
    • Best Short Story: "Female of the Species", by Jenner, published in Angelfood
    • Best Story: "The Power of the Dog", by Pat Jacquerie, published in Angelfood
    • Best Novella (tie):
      • "Future Perfect", by Ika, published in Sleer as Folk
      • "Virtual", by Manna & Donna, published in No Holds Barred #26
    • Best Novel: Working Holiday, by Lexa Reiss
    • Best Zine: Sleer as Folk, published by Fran & Ika
  • Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
    • Best Novel: Sanity, by Lisa Martin
  • Due South
  • Highlander
    • Best Artwork: "Holding", by Theban Band, published in The Descent into Madness
    • Best Short Story: "Depth of Field", by Melina Clark, published in Futures Without End 4
    • Best Story: "Whistling in the Dark", by elynross, published in Futures Without End 4
    • Best Novella: "Evensong", by Merrie Gail, published in Futures Without End 4
    • Best Novel: The Descent into Madness, by Tessa Rae & Sharon Cross
    • Best Zine: Futures Without End 4, published by Melina Clark, elynross, & Maygra
  • Law & Order
  • Man From UNCLE
  • Magnificent Seven
  • The Professionals
    • Best Novella: "You Only Had to Ask", by Darby Brennan, published in Secret Agent Man
  • Quantum Leap
  • Smallville
  • The Sentinel
  • Stargate SG-1
    • Best Novella: "Communication", by Tiger Tyger, published in DHD-1
    • Best Zine: DHD-1, published by Light & Shadow Press
  • Starsky & Hutch
    • Best Short Story: "Dreaming in Color", by Ionna, published in Dangerous Lives, Dangerous Visions
    • Best Story: "Since You Asked", by Animasola, published in The Fix 22
    • Best Novella: "Devil's Food", by Animasola, published in Dangerous Lives, Dangerous Visions
    • Best Novel: Unseen Boundaries, by Kimberly FDR
    • Best Zine: Dangerous Lives, Dangerous Visions, published by Flamingo
  • Star Wars
    • Best Artwork: "Steam", by Alexandra Jones, published in Constricted by Plot
    • Best Story: "Bluffs", by Angel, published in Constricted by Plot
  • Star Trek (the original series)
    • Best Artwork: front cover, by Shelley Butler, published in First Time 54
    • Best Poem/Filk: "The Actor", by S.R. Benjamin, published in Beyond Dreams 5
    • Best Short Story: "Word Play", by Cordelia Naismith & T Jonesy, published in Beyond Dreams 4
    • Best Story (tie):
      • "Gorgeous", by Kathy Stanis, published in First Time 54
      • "Nome", by Catherine Cooke, published in First Time 54
      • "Animal Magnetism", by Anne Elliot, published in First Time 54
      • "Dawn", by Jenna Sinclair, published in Beyond Dreams 5
      • "Dearest Blood", by Carolyn Spencer, published in First Time 54
      • "Field of Screams", by Cordelia Naismith and T. Jonesy, published in First Time 54
    • Best Novella (tie):
      • "Flesh and Blood", by Deanna Gray, published in First Time 54
      • "Freely Given", by Jenna Sinclair, published in First Time 54
    • Best Zine (tie):
      • First Time 54, published by Robin Hood/Merry Man Press
      • Beyond Dreams 4, published by Jenna Sinclair/Beyond Dreams Press
  • The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
    • Best Poem/Filk: "Unregrettable", by Miss Marten, published in Spicy Airship Stories
    • Best Short Story: "Scientific Inquiry", by Polly Ann Morris, published in Spicy Airship Stories
    • Best Story: "Risk", by Polly Ann Morris, published in Spicy Airship Stories
    • Best Overall Zine: Spicy Airship Stories, published by Susan M. Garrett
  • Original Slash:
    • Best Overall Zine: MAS-ZINE, published by Juxian & Blue

Source:[2]

2004 SCREWZ Award Winners (for items appearing in 2003)

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Achievement Awards:

  • Artist of the Year: Jean Kluge - No primary fandom listed
  • Poet/Filker of the Year: AF - Smallville
  • Author of the Year: Manna - Original Slash
  • Publisher of the Year: Flamingo
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Suzan Lovett - no primary fandom listed

Fandom Specific Awards:

  • "Blake's 7"
    • Poem/Filk: "You're the Top", by Jen C - Tales from Space City, Issue 7
    • Short Story: "Mistaken Identities", by Nicola Mody - Tales from Space City, Issue 7
    • Story: "Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry", by Nova - Tales from Space City, Issue 5
    • Overall Zine: TIE
      • Tales from Space City, Issue 5, Helen Patrick (ed)
      • Tales from Space City, Issue 7, Helen Patrick (ed)
  • "Due South"
    • Artwork: Cover, by Cat's Meow Creative Arts - Body Heat, Issue 3
    • Story: "Just a Man", by Sanguine - Body Heat, Issue 4
    • Novel: Working Out, by Stormy Stormheller
    • Overall Zine: Body Heat, Issue 3, Angel Wings Press
  • "Lord of the Rings"
    • Artwork: Cover, by Lorraine - Inside a Song
    • Story: "Night in Lorien", by Indil Salaquende - Vilya
    • Novella: "Divarications", by Lobelia Sackville-Baggins - Inside a Song
    • Overall Zine: Vilya, Spider Web Press
  • "Man From UNCLE"
    • Artwork: Cover, by Rune - Relative Secrecy, Issue 7
    • Story: "Prodigal's Return", by P.R. Zed - Relative Secrecy, Issue 7
    • Novella: "The Two Birds With One Stone Affair", by Graculus - Relative Secrecy, Issue 7
  • "Misc. Fandoms"
    • Artwork: Cover, by Agt Spooky - La Chair (Multi Fandom)
    • Short Story: "Want", by Amethyst - Horizontal Mosaics, Issue 4 (Demon Under Glass)
    • Story: "Castaway", by m. butterfly - Horizontal Mosaic, Issue 3 (X-Files)
    • Novella: "God's Work", by Amethyst - Horizontal Mosaic, Issue 5 (Demon Under Glass)
    • Novel: Demon's Childe, by Creed Cascade & TJ (Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel)
    • Overall Zine: Notes from the Underground, Mel, Witchbaby and DC (editors) (Tour of Duty)
  • "Original Slash"
    • Artwork: "Lust on Command", by Tanko - Lust on Command
    • Short Story: "Friday", by Manna - The Mannazone, Issue 2: "The Administration: Sex, Food, Torture etc."
    • Story: "The True Nature of the Heart", by Angelise - The Love of a Woman
    • Novella: "Control", by Manna - The Mannazone, Issue 3: "The Administration: Menagerie"
    • Novel: First Against the Wall, by Manna (The Administration series)
    • Overall Zine: MAS-Zine, Issue 3: "Strappado de luxe" - Kanallje Press
  • "The Professionals"
    • Artwork: Interior Artwork, by Bluespirit - Secret Agent Men, Issue 2
    • Poem/Filk: "Somewhere Sometime", by Barb Jones - Cross My Heart, Issue 14
    • Short Story: "Misdirection", by POM - Unprofessional Conduct, Issue 12
    • Story: "Family Tree", by O. Yardley - Unprofessional Conduct, Issue 12
    • Novella: "Nice Boys", by Lizzie - Unprofessional Conduct, Issue 12
    • Novel: Catch a Fallen Star, by Rosemary C
    • Overall Zine: Unprofessional Conduct, Issue 12, Sara S. (Gryphon Press)
  • "The Sentinel"
    • Artwork: Cover Art, by Agt Spooky - Synergy, Issue 6
    • Poem/Filk: "Thongs of Innocence Experienced", by Bog - Horizontal Mosaic, Issue 4
    • Story: "Waiting Room Redux", by Kath Moonshine - Synergy, Issue 5
    • Novella: "Going to the Chapel", by Glow - Synergy, Issue 5
    • Overall Zine: Synergy, Issue 6, Publisher: Light & Shadow Press
  • "Smallville"
    • Artwork: Cover, by Theban Band - I Can't Stand to Fly
    • Poem/Filk: "Falling", by A.F. - I Can't Stand to Fly
    • Short Story: "My Own Hero", by Quin Rhodes - Silk and Flannel, Issue 2
    • Story: "Holidays", by Jennie - I Can't Stand to Fly
    • Novella: "Long and Flexy Feather and Flip", by Peach - I Can't Stand to Fly
    • Novel: The Oak and the Cypress, by Mirtai
    • Overall Zine: I Can't Stand to Fly, ODM Press/Holly Lynn
  • "Stargate"
    • Artwork: Cartoon, by Leah Rosenthal - Pretense, Issue 5
    • Short Story: "Confessions", by Ankh - Pretense, Issue 5
    • Story: "Bittersweet Symphony", by Corby - Pretense, Issue 5
    • Novella: "Janus", by Quinn, JayEm, Tenaya, Geminia, Seanchaidh & Lea - Pretense, Issue 5
    • Novel: Strange Interlude, by ELG
    • Overall Zine: Pretense, Issue 5 - Ashton Press
  • "Starsky & Hutch"
    • Artwork: Cover, by Suzan Lovett - Timeless
    • Story: "As Soon as Forever is Through", by Mary Louise Fisher - In Your Eyes
    • Novella: "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines", by Dana Austin Marsh - Timeless
      • Overall Zine: Timeless, Flamingo
  • "Star Wars"
    • Artwork: Cover, by X - Sanctuary Moon
    • Short Story: Star Wars - "Jihad", by Irene Heron - PoV (a Bystander zine)
    • Story: "Empire's End", by Joanna Blaidd - Sanctuary Moon
    • Novel: Ka-Mnemon of Obi-Wan Kenobi, by Writestuff & Kath Moonshine
  • "Wild, Wild West"
    • Artwork: Cover, by Rune - Gentlemen Never Tell, Issue 7
    • Story: "The Night of the Opium Den", by P. R. Zed - Gentlemen Never Tell, Issue 7
    • Novella: "The Night of Equilibrity", by Graculus - Gentlemen Never Tell, Issue 7

"All Ties:"

  • Publisher of the Year: Flamingo
  • Blake's 7 - Short Story: "Mistaken Identities", by Nicola Mody - Tales from Space City, Issue 7
  • Blake's 7 - Overall Zine -
    • Tales from Space City, Issue 5, Helen Patrick (ed)
    • Tales from Space City, Issue 7, Helen Patrick (ed)
  • Due South - Artwork: Cover, by Cat's Meow Creative Arts - Body Heat, Issue 3
  • Man From UNCLE - Artwork: Cover, by Rune - Relative Secrecy, Issue 7
  • Misc. Fandoms - Artwork: Cover, by Agt Spooky - La Chair (Multi Fandom)
  • Misc. Fandoms - Novella: "God's Work", by Amethyst - Horizontal Mosaic, Issue 5 (Demon Under Glass)
  • Original Slash - Short Story: "Friday", by Manna - The Mannazone, Issue 2: "The Administration: Sex, Food, Torture etc."
  • The Professionals - Story: "Family Tree", by O. Yardley - Unprofessional Conduct, Issue 12
  • Star Wars - Short Story: Star Wars - "Jihad", by Irene Heron - PoV (a Bystander zine)


Source: [3]

2005 SCREWZ Award Winners (for stories appearing in 2004)

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Achievement Awards:

  • Artist of the Year: Lorraine Brevig - Starsky & Hutch
  • Poet/Filker of the Year: NONE NOMINATED
  • Author of the Year: Dana Austin Marsh - Starsky & Hutch
  • Publisher of the Year: Venice Place Press - Starsky & Hutch
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Flamingo - Starsky & Hutch

Fandom Specific Awards:

  • "Misc Fandoms / Crossovers:"
    • Best Artwork: Storm, by Lilac - Storm (Sentinel/Quantum Leap crossover)
    • Novella:Debt of Honor, by Brianna Falken - Beyond Dreams, Issue 7 (Star Trek)
    • Best Zine: Battle of Hope - Devious Development Press (Multiple Fandoms)
  • "Blake's 7"
    • Best Short Story: "A Mouthful of Feathers", by Jennifer McGee - Tales from Space City, Issue 8
    • Best Zine: Dead Boyfriend of the Week - Helen Patrick
  • "Demon Under Glass"
    • Best Story: "God's Work", by Amethyst - Horizontal Mosaic, Issue 6
  • "Lord of the Rings"
    • Best Short Story: "Pressure", by Legion – Vilya, Issue 2
    • Best Story: "Time Taken", by Legion – Vilya, Issue 2
    • Best Novella: "Symbiosis", by Willow-wode - Vilya, Issue 2
    • Best Zine: Fractured Reflections - KNP Press
  • "Man from UNCLE"
    • Best Artwork: artwork, by Cat's Meow Creative Arts - Worlds Enough
    • Best Short Story: "Alexander Waverly's Plot", by Ashleigh Anpilova - Worlds Enough
    • Best Story: "Fear of Falling", by Emrys - Relative Secrecy, Issue 8
    • Best Novella: "Whatever it Takes", by Ashleigh Anpilova - Battle of Hope
    • Best Novel: Medieval Fantasy, by ChannelD
    • Best Zine: Worlds Enough - Devious Development Press
  • "The Professionals"
    • Best Story: "All or Nothing", by Darby Brennan - Collected Professionals
    • Best Novella: "A Birdwatcher's Guide to Cornish Ghosts", part 3, by Lizzie - Secret Agent Men, Issue 4
    • Best Novel: More Than Just a Holiday Romance, by Darby Brennan
    • Best Zine: A Little B&D, Issue 2 - No Name City Press
  • "The Sentinel"
    • Best Artwork: Cover, by Lorraine - Buried Secrets
    • Best Story: "Phoenix", by Tyger Tyger - Synergy, Issue 7
  • "Smallville"
  • "Stargate SG-1"
    • Best Story: "Break a Leg", by Kath Moonshine - DHD-4
    • Best Novella: "A Familiar Madness", by Tyger Tyger - DHD-4
    • Best Novel: The Gift, by ELG
    • Best Zine: DHD-4 - Light and Shadow Press AND Off the Record - Ashton Press
  • "Starsky & Hutch"
    • Best Artwork: Cover, by Lorraine - Evolution, part 1
    • Best Short Story: "I am Man", by Keri T - SHarecon 2004 (con zine)
    • Best Story: "'Breathe In, Breathe Out'", by Dana Austin Marsh - Venice Place Chronicles, Issue 4
    • Best Novella: "Home is Where the Heart Is", by Dana Austin Marsh - Hidden Secrets, Broken Hearts
    • Best Novel: Evolution, part 1 & 2, by Dana Austin Marsh
    • Best Zine: Venice Place Chronicles, Issue 4 - Venice Place Press
  • "Wild, Wild West"
    • Best Artwork: Cover, by Rune - Gentlemen Never Tell, Issue 8
    • Best Novella: "The Night of the Spy", by H.F. Dragonfly - Gentlemen Never Tell, Issue 8

Source:[4]