SF/F Authors/Editors/Artists 2011 Award Pimpage Post

As I posted my own SF/F Award-eligible works yesterday (see here if you somehow missed it), I figured I’d also open up a thread for other creative folks to note their own eligible works from the last year to Whatever’s readership. Because, hey, the more you know about what’s out there, the more informed your nominations will be, and that’s a good thing.

So, science fiction and fantasy authors, editors, artists: Tell us what works of yours are eligible for award consideration this year.

And now: Rules!

1. This thread is only for authors/artists/editors to promote their own works (or in the case of editors, the works they have edited). If you’re not an author/artist/editor promoting your own work, don’t post on the thread. I’ll be doing a general recommendation thread later on. Any comment not by an author/artist/editor promoting his/her own work will get snipped out. This is to keep the thread useful both to creators and to folks thinking about nominations.

2. Also, to be clear, this thread is for works of or relating to science fiction and fantasy. This includes Young Adult works and SF/F fandom-related works. If you’re not sure your particular work is eligible for awards this year, please check. A general rule of thumb is that works published in the 2010 calendar year are eligible for consideration for this year’s awards nominations.

3. Authors/Artists/Editors: Feel free to either list your eligible works in the comments and/or link to a blog post outlining your eligible works, if you’ve already done the latter.

4. If you list your work, please also mention the category you expect it will be eligible in, to help folks with their nomination choices. My assumption is that generally speaking you’ll use the Hugo and Nebula categories, but if another award has a category outside those, feel free to list it too (for example, anthologies). Note to short fiction writers: This will be especially important for you to do this because people may not know whether to file your work into the short story, novelette or novella categories.

5. If you want to include links to your works, please feel free, but be aware that posts with many links may be initially punted into the moderation queue. Don’t panic when that happens, I’ll be going through regularly to free them. HOWEVER, please make sure that before you post, you check all your links and formatting. There is no preview button here.

6. One post per creator, please.

So: Authors! Artists! Editors! What do you want people to keep in mind for this awards nomination season?

By John Scalzi

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149 replies on “SF/F Authors/Editors/Artists 2011 Award Pimpage Post”

All of the stories I worked on as an editor in 2010 are listed on my website <a href=""here.

What I’d most want to highlight is that Lightspeed Magazine is eligible in the semiprozine category, as is all of the original fiction I published there in 2010.

It’s hard to single out any stories in particular, but I’ll point out a few that were picked up by Year’s Best editors for inclusion in best-of-the-year anthologies, so, in essence, it’s not just me recommending them:

# Amaryllis—Carrie Vaughn (Lightspeed Magazine/Dozois Year’s Best)
# No Time Like the Present—Carol Emshwiller (Lightspeed Magazine/Horton Year’s Best)
# The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball—Genevieve Valentine (Lightspeed Magazine/Strahan Year’s Best)
# Arvies—Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine/Horton Year’s Best)
# Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain—Yoon Ha Lee (Lightspeed Magazine/ Horton & Dozois Year’s Best)
# Standard Loneliness Package—Charles Yu (Lightspeed Magazine/Horton Year’s Best)
# In-Fall—Ted Kosmatka (Lightspeed Magazine/Dozois Year’s Best)
# The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories—Christie Yant (The Way of the Wizard/Horton Year’s Best)

You da man, John. You da man. Here are my 2010 eligible stories:

“A Portrait of Time” (Science fiction, DAW)
“The Business of Love” (Science fiction, DAW)
“Staging a Coup” (humorous science fiction, Walkabout Publishing)
“The Last Breakfast” (horror flash fiction, NBNS website)

If anyone would like to see a copy, please contact me through my website:

Thanks to everyone for their time!

This is where I remind people to please be clear as to which categories they want people to think about nominating your work. Short fiction writers — SF/F nominators will be happy to know whether your story is a short story, a novelette or a novella.

Please take a little time to help them accurately place your work.

Wow. Thanks for this, Mr. Scalzi – I really appreciate it.

The one thing I would like to point people to from 2010 is my short story, “Twittering the Stars,” which is told entirely in tweets, and can be read backwards and forwards. It appeared in Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction, and I feel very comfortable recommending the entire anthology to everyone’s attention – I was so thrilled to be with other great short stories. But I’m particularly proud of pulling this off.

Again, thanks!

– Mari Ness

All the stories of the SHINE anthology are eligible for 2010 award nominations.

Table of Contents here

Short stories (less than 7500 words):

The Greenman Watches the Black Bar Go Up, Up, Up — Jacques Barcia: 7000 words;
Sustainabe Development — Paula R. Stiles: 1000 words;
The Solnet Ascendnacy — Lavie Tidhar: 3400 words;
Twittering the Stars — Marie Ness: 6400 words;
Seeds — Silvia Moreno-Garcia: 1700 words;
Scheherazade Cast in Starlight — Jason Andrew: 1000 words;
Castoff World — Kay Kenyon: 5200 words;
Paul Kishosha’s Children — Kenn Edgett: 7000 words;

Novellettes (7500 – 17500 words):

The Earth of Yunhe — Eric Gregory: 8000 words;
Overhead — Jason Stoddard: 9800 words;
The Church of Accelerated Redemption — Gareth L. Powell & Aliette de Bodard: 10,000 words;
At Budokan — Alastair Reynolds: 8200 words;
Sarging Rasmussen: A Report by Organic — Gord Sellar: 10,000 words;
Russian Roulette 2020 — Eva Maria Chapman: 10,000 words;
Ishin — Madeline Ashby: 9000 words;

Thanks everybody for your consideration.

“Mainstream” SF/F publications in 2010:
My short story “Your Name Is Eve” appeared in CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 3, edited by Mike Allen and released by Norilana Books.

Erotic SF/F releases in 2010: (Like mainstream … but much, much hotter!) (All short stories)
“Partners” – Like A Mask Removed, Volume 1, edited by Bethany Zaitz, Circlet Press
“Doppelganger” – Like Butterflies In Iron, edited by Lauren Senger, Circlet Press
“The Devil’s Masquerade” – Masked Pleasures, edited by Jennifer Levine, Circlet Press
“Hannah and the Witch” – Rumpledsilksheets, edited by EM Lynley, Ravenous Romance

As a zine editor, I put the list of eligible stories, etc. on my blog recently, but I would particularly like to draw attention to Gwendolyn Clare, whose short story “The Other Lila” I published this year, and who is in her second year of eligibility for the Campbell for Best New Writer, and to recommend a (marginally shorter) short list of the short stories in particular for consideration:

Issue #1:
C.S. Fuqua, “Rise Up”

Issue #2:
Melissa Mead, “Hirasol”
Uri Grey, “The Sad Story of the Naga”
Gwendolyn Clare, “The Other Lila”

Issue #3:
Lavie Tidhar, “The Story of Listener and Yu-En”
Katherine Sparrow, “Like Parchment in the Fire”
Melinda Thielbar, “You’re Almost Here”

Issue #4:
Andrew Magowan, “Freedom Acres”
Nick Mamatas, “O, Harvard Square!”
David Tallerman, “The Burning Room”

Thanks John!

My contemporary YA fantasy Thief Eyes came out in 2010 and so is Norton eligible — it’s based on the Icelandic sagas (Njal’s Saga especially) and the woman best known for refusing her husband two locks of her hair to restring his bow in battle. Also, there’s unstable geology, a shapeshifting polar bear, and a rather mythic arctic fox. :-)

Because I’d like to get more people to read it, I am promoting one story of mine, “The Vostrasovitch Clockwork Animal and Traveling Forest Show at the End of the World.” It was a hard story to get right, and I put a lot of love and elbow grease into it, not to mention advanced evolved steampunk microbials.

If you’re a SFWA member, please give it a read and consider nominating it. If you’re not, please give it a read and just enjoy it. It’s available in the Crossed Genres archives here:

“The Vostrasovitch Clockwork Animal and Traveling Forest Show at the End of the World”
published: March 1, 2010
Crossed Genres issue #16

And thanks to our suave host, Mr. Scalzi.

My co-edited essay collection, Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, is eligible in the “Related Works” Category. It includes essays by Catherynne M. Valente, Elizabeth Bear, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jody Lynn Nye, K. Tempest Bradford and Seanan McGuire, among others, about Doctor Who and the experience of media fandom.

My first published short story, “We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore,” is eligible for 2010 nominations. The story appeared in print form with the publication of Stupefying Stories: “It Came From The Slushpile”, an anthology edited by Bruce Bethke, and has also featured prominently as a free download at, where, as of around midnight, New Year’s Eve, it attained 40,000 downloads, and is currently ranked as their fourth most-downloaded work of all time.

This particular story was also featured in an eBook Signing Event hosted by Over the course of five days I hand-signed and assembled several hundred eBooks — very good for word-of-mouth publicity! — and the event was covered in at least three foreign languages, on blogs and eBook news sites around the world.

“We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore” may be read and/or downloaded from, as HTML (suitable for web browsers), MOBI (suitable for Kindle), EPUB (suitable for numerous e-Reader devices, including Apple’s iPad, and modern Sony devices), PDF (suitable for any device capable of displaying Adobe’s format of choice) or LRF (suitable for older Sony readers):

I should also note that, to the best of my knowledge, I am not yet eligible to receive the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (although it would be a tremendous honor!), because my first professional sale is still unpublished, and currently slated to appear in a 2011 issue of Bull Spec.

Thank you, John, for the opportunity to be my own shameless shill and remind readers of print media that my novella, “Orfy,” in the Sept./Oct 2010 F&SF, is eligible, if unworthy, for a Hugo nomination. Hell, all I want is an excuse to go to Reno and share coldcuts and veggies in the Green Room with the immortals (which may not be a bad title for a story, come to think of it).

“How To Eat Fried Furries” (collection of humorous short science fiction and fantasy fiction published by Eraserhead Press)

“All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Piggy Class” (short fiction, dark fantasy) in the John Skipp anthology, Werewolves & Shape Shifters: Encounters With The Beast Within

Thanks, John!

At Hadley Rille Books, we published four novels and six anthologies/collections in 2010. They are all available from Amazon and also on Kindle and in some bookstores. I edited 8 of those 10 books and am listing them (and the stories from the anthologies/collections) below.

If you would like a free electronic copy sent to you to review for Hugo consideration, please email me at: e r i c r e y n o l d s AT y a h o o DOT c o m. Put “Hugo” in the subject line.

THRALL, a prehistoric Fantasy novel by Kimberly Todd Wade (September)
Thrall earned a positive review in Publishers Weekly and is a story set tens of thousands of years ago at the dawn of modern human consciousness. It is a very fun read and as PW says, it gets the mental gears turning.

FINDER, a Fantasy novel by Terri-Lynne DeFino (November)
Finder earned a positive review in Library Journal which said: “DeFino’s first novel creates an exotic desert environment as a backdrop to the story of a young man’s coming-of-age and a young woman’s search for the only family she has left. VERDICT Compelling characters and a fascinating world background make this a good addition to most fantasy collections.”

TRANSCENDENCE, a Science Fiction novel by Christopher McKitterick (November)
Transcendence earned a positive review in Library Journal which said: “Short story writer McKitterick’s first novel tells a larger-than-life cautionary tale of men and women in crisis and of the dangers posed by an out-of-control technology. VERDICT Readers who enjoyed the cyberpunk feel of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash as well as the cosmic fiction of James Blish’s Cities in Flight should welcome the author’s full-length sf debut.” Note, Chris has also offered an electronic version for free. Go to

THE NORTHERN QUEEN, a Fantasy novel by Kim Vandervort (December)
The Northern Queen earned a positive review in Booklist which said: “With so many new plotlines and a cliffhanger ending, at least one sequel must in the works. Suggest to fans of Ken Scholes Psalms of Isaak series(Antiphon, 2010) who are looking for something a little lighter and less complex.” They also added that those, including younger readers, who read her first novel The Song and the Sorceress will want to stay the course.

LIFE WITHOUT CROWS, a collection of SF and F short stories by Gerri Leen. Dean Wesley Smith called this a “wonderful collection.” Mike Resnick said it’s “is a most impressive debut collection.”
New stories:
“Opposites and All That”
“Dreams of Love and Darkness”
“Found Things”
“Race Day”
“Here by Choice”
“Waiting” “Where the Sheep Have Fangs When You Count Them”

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL TALES, edited by Eric T. Reynolds and Gerri Leen, a collection of five Fantasy novelettes set in or about Renaissance Faires:
“Faire Aria” by Kim Vandervort,
“Silk and Velvet” by M.C. Chambers
“Cupid for a Day” by Julia Dvorin
“Playing With Fire” by Paula H. Murray
“The Thief and the Thorn” by Camille Alexa.

SWEET POTATO PIE AND OTHER SURREALITIES, a collection of mostly Fantasy stories by Lawrence M. Schoen. New stories:
“Death and Loss”
“Just Add Water”
“Schroedinger’s Closet”
“Fries with That”
“In Case”
“The Grapes of Rathbone”
“The Vampire Jamboree”

DESTINATION: FUTURE, a Science Fiction anthology edited by Z.S. Adani and Eric T. Reynolds. (Note: this book earned a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly.)
New stories:
“No Jubjub Birds Tonight” by Sara Genge
“Ambassador ”copyright by Thoraiya Dyer
“Edge of the World” by Jonathan Shipley
“Games” copyright by Caren Gussoff
“The Hangborn” by Fredrick Obermeyer
“One Awake in All the World” by Robert T. Jeschonek
“Alienation” by Katherine Sparrow
“Dark Rendezvous” by Simon Petrie
“Hope” copyright by Michael A. Burstein
“Watching” by Sandra McDonald
“Encountering Evie” by Sherry D. Ramsey
“Memento Mori” by Sue Blalock
“The Angel of Mars” by Michael Barretta
“Rubber Monkeys” by Kenneth Mark Hoover
“Jadeflower” by C.E. Grayson
“The Light Stones” by Erin E. Stocks
“Mars Needs Baby Seals” by Lawrence M. Schoen

It’s been a while . . . “To Love the Difficult” is a science fiction novella in Panverse 2 (Panverse Publishing, September, 2010) and “The Epicurean” is actually SF/humorous horror, in Blood Lite 2 (Gallery, September, 2010).

Thanks John, you’re the best! Whoo hoo!

You do a public service, sir, corralling us all in one place where we can be attended to or ignored, as the reader chooses. :-)

Novel: A Star Shall Fall

Novelette: “And Blow Them at the Moon,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #50

Short stories: “Comparison of Efficacy Rates for Seven Antipathetics as Employed Against Lycanthropes,” Running With the Pack, ed. Ekaterina Sedia
“Remembering Light,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #44
“The Gospel of Nachash,” Clockwork Phoenix 3, ed. Mike Allen
“The Last Wendy,” On Spec #81
“Footprints,” Shroud Magazine #9

I’d like to draw readers’ attention to two short stories that appeared in anthologies in 2010:

“Where Two or Three” appears in the Fermi Paradox anthology, IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? and can be found at:

The other story, “The Persistence of Butterflies,” a near-future, climate change story, appears in 2020 VISIONS, and I’d be happy to send a copy to anyone who contacts me at:

Thank you for making this post, John!

For anybody perusing the comments:

My name is Keffy R. M. Kehrli, and I’m a relatively new science fiction and fantasy writer. I attended Clarion in San Diego in 2008 and won third place in Writers of the Future in 2010.

This year, I have two pieces of eligible fiction in the Short Story category for both the Nebulas and Hugo awards.

“Daha’s Son” was published May 2010 in Fantasy Magazine.

“The Ghost of a Girl Who Never Lived” was published October 2010 in InterGalactic Medicine Show.

This is ALSO my second year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. My Writertopia biography and bibliography are here.

If you are nominating for the Campbell and would like to read more of my work, I have also just released a small, free, illustrated e-book that collects the first four of my published short stories. It is available on my website, at This includes “Daha’s Son.”

I currently only have the PDF file format available, but I plan on putting epub up as soon as I get the formatting figured out.

You can also find out more about me from my website.

Thank you for your time,


Wow, what a great opportunity to say a few words about the series I’ve been working on for nearly 6 years now.
The First Trilogy of the Ardwellian Chronicles is complete, a series of novels detailing the exploits and adventures of three families in particular.
The elves, Sheynon and Ysilrod Calidriil, brothers who saw their parents murdered during the Purge; the humans Shiva Lahai and his son Thalion, one unwittingly instrumental in the Purge’s beginnings, the other in its end; and Audrey Vincent, crusader and Champion from the lands north, taking up the Sword and the Word against those perpetrating the evil of the Purge.
The first novel, Secret Fire, tells the story of Sheynon’s growth from a simple thief to a lord by his own hand, and the sacrifices made to find the greatest treasure in elven history.
Dark Way of Anger follows, with the land having suffered for 25 years of war and genocide, and the struggles of Thalion, Ysilrod, and Audrey to end its stranglehold. The third book, Secrets of the Second Sun, tells of the time when gods were mortal and betrayal was at the very heart of the forces that shaped the Ardwellian history.
If you enjoy complex plots, characters with flaws as great as their strengths, and heroes and villains matching wits and crossing swords (with a bit of magic thrown in), The Ardwellian Chronicles might be just what you’re looking for.
My website is and my blog is Please visit and let me know what you think.
Happy reading!

Sorry for the multiple posts. The Hugo website offers this clarification on works first published outside the US:

Because such a huge proportion of the people who nominate on the Hugo Awards are in the USA, and because those people often do not get to see works first published outside the USA until a year later when those works get US publication, WSFS has been experimenting with extending the eligibility of works first published outside the USA. This extension has to be renewed annually by the WSFS Business Meeting, and historically has not always been extended since the rule was adopted allowing it. Check the Hugo Award nominating ballot for the current year to see whether works published in prior years outside of the USA are eligible if they were published for the first time in the USA in the current year.

However, I don’t have this year’s nominating ballot available. Can anyone clarify if the relevant clause is in force this year? If it is, I’m eligible for 2011 only.

In any case, it’s all academic really. I’m not expecting to see my name on any shortlists …

Thanks again, John.

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have two science fiction novels eligible for Hugo consideration — Saltation, and Mouse and Dragon.

Sharon Lee has one fantasy novel eligible for Hugo consideration — Carousel Tides.

Sample chapters for Carousel Tides:

Sample chapters for Saltation:

Sample chapters for Mouse and Dragon:

Thank you for your attention.

Many thanks, John, and likewise to everyone for posting their stuff. I try to read everything everywhere by everyone, and yet somehow seem to fail. Doesn’t stop me trying, though, nor looking for more suggestions.

I have three eligible stories from 2010, which also happen to be my first three stories period. They were all published in Asimov’s; let me take the opportunity to once again thank Sheila Williams for her support and advice. For SFWA members, these are available in the Nebula downloads section, and don’t forget that Asimov’s is available digitally via Fictionwise and Amazon’s Kindle store.

“The Union of Soil and Sky”, novella, Asimov’s SF April/May
“Slow Boat”, novelette, Asimov’s SF August
“Freia in the Sunlight”, short story, Asimov’s SF December

Thanks, and happy new year!

Thanks, John!

I’ve listed my Nebula-eligible stories on my LJ page:

But I’d especially like to point out two short stories (under 7,500 words), both of which are available to read online:

“Lineage”, which appeared in Clockwork Phoenix 3″, and can be read on the Fantasy Book Critic site:

“Tenure Track”, which appeared in Cosmos Online:

Hey there! My fantasy novel The Northern Queen is eligible in the novel category. Booklist gave it a great review, and specifically recommended it to fans of Ken Scholes. Would love it if you would take a look and consider it for awards this season! Also, please consider my editor, Eric T. Reynolds of Hadley Rille Books, for the best editor categories. Thanks!

Been talking about this over at my own blog, but in particular I’d like to pimp The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, a novel, from Orbit Books. Should be eligible for international awards as well as US-only awards. I have short stories and a second novel eligible, but if people have to make a choice — which they do — I’d ask that they pick that one. :)

Thanks for doing this John!

I had a number of stories come out this year, and I’d most like to call attention to the following three:

The Robot’s Girl – a novelette that was published in Analog
The Hebra’s and the Demons and the Damned – a short story that was published in Analog, and
My Father’s Singularity, a short story that was published in Clarkesworld which can also be heard on audio, narrated by the very capable Kate Baker. This story was also picked up by Gardener Dozois for his Year’s Best anthology.

My YA novel, The Line, (Dial, March 2010) featured in John’s The Big Idea here is eligible for the Andre Norton award. It was reviewed as follows in Goodreads:

“Erinthefunk rated it 4 of 5 stars
“If anyone has thought about reading Stephen King’s “Under the Dome,” read this instead. A better plot, a better explanation, and a MUCH shorter read. I loved it.”

AHAHAHAHAHA. That last part (“and a MUCH shorter read”) still makes me smile. Because the godz know we don’t need loooong books, right?

My novelette “Exanastasis” appeared in Writers of the Future, vol. XXVI.

But I think I am proudest of my novelette “Outbound,” which was the anchor story in the November 2010 issue of Analog Science Fiction & Fact. Got a double-page, gorgeous illustration on that, my first ever story where I won page space among long-working professionals.

2010 was a good year.

In the first seven issues of Redstone Science Fiction we published twelve original short stories that are eligible for 2010 awards consideration.

Raising Tom Chambers by Daniel Powell
Freefall by Peter Roberts
Michelangelo’s Chisel by Christopher Miller
Death’s Flag is Never at Half-Mast by Rahul Kanakia
Memorial at Copernicus by Gray Rinehart
Salt of the Earth by Mary Robinette Kowal
Lunar Voices (On the Solar Wind) by Nick Wood
Witness by Vylar Kaftan
Not Waving, Drowning by Cat Rambo
Wrestling with Alienation by Desmond Warzel
Paradoxically Correct by Adam Colston
Looking the Lopai in the Eyes by Indrapamit Das

All of our fiction is available at and our author bios are at .

We were fortunate to publish such excellent fiction in the first issues of RSF. If you have not had the chance to read them, come by and give these stories a look.

My short story (very short, in fact!) “Suicide Club” was published in Sybil’s Garage No. 7 in July 2010. SFWA members can access the story for free in the SFWA members forum.

The first rule of Suicide Club….. is not what you think.

In the first seven issues of Redstone Science Fiction we published twelve original short stories that are eligible for 2010 awards consideration.

Raising Tom Chambers by Daniel Powell
Freefall by Peter Roberts
Michelangelo’s Chisel by Christopher Miller
Death’s Flag is Never at Half-Mast by Rahul Kanakia
Memorial at Copernicus by Gray Rinehart
Salt of the Earth by Mary Robinette Kowal
Lunar Voices (On the Solar Wind) by Nick Wood
Witness by Vylar Kaftan
Not Waving, Drowning by Cat Rambo
Wrestling with Alienation by Desmond Warzel
Paradoxically Correct by Adam Colston
Looking the Lopai in the Eyes by Indrapamit Das

All of our fiction is available at

We were fortunate to publish such excellent fiction in the first issues of Redstone SF. If you have not had the chance to read them, come by and give these stories a look.

Thank for the space, John.

All of my current works are listed on my website at However, I’d like to draw special attention to my novella “Harvest Moon”, a paranormal fantasy that explores identity through the shunning of a Canadian aboriginal woman.

It’s published through MuseItUp Publishing, a Canadian epublisher, and available as a single-title purchase.

Thanks for doing this, John.

I wrote my own self-pimpage post over at my blog, but the capsule version is that I have two pieces eligible this year:

Short story: “Lobo, Actually” (appeared in the omnibus Jump Gate Twist)
Novel: Children No More

Hi, and thanks for providing this space, John.

I’d like to plug my short story “Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory”, which was published in Fantasy Magazine in June, and will also appear in _The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011, edited by Rich Horton_.

The BSFA discussed it as part of its Short Story Club, here:

The following works from the Okal Rel Universe (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasty / Absolute XPress) are eligible for the Aurora Award for 2010, in the categories listed. And thanks John, for lighting this little campfire for all us crazy creatives. I heard about it via Broad Universe mailing list.

Long-Form Works
Williams, Lynda. Avim’s Oath (Edge).

Anderson, Krysia. Misfit Leaves Home. Absolute XPress, October 2010.

Other Works
Opus 4: An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Anthology, Edited by Lynda Williams and Sheila Flesher. Absolute XPress, October 2010.

Artistic Achievement
Michelle Milburn, for the covers of Absolute XPress titles Misfit Leaves Home and Opus 4: An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Anthology, both published October 2010, Absolute Xpress.


Richard Bartrop, for interior art sketches for Opus 4: An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Anthology, October 2010, Absolute XPress.

1) “The Black Sheep of Vaerlosi” appeared in Abyss & Apex.
2) “Same-Day Delivery” appeared in On the Premises.
3) “A Hot Time in the Old Town” appeared in Short-Story.Me!
4) “Assumption” appeared in OG’s Speculative Fiction [warning: PDF].
5) “Wrestling with Alienation” appeared in Redstone Science Fiction.
6) “Fields” appeared in the anthology Terminal Earth from Pound Lit Press; book available at Amazon, story available to eligible nominators/voters/whatever upon request.

All fall in the “short story” category.

Thanks for the opportunity to post here about my two big projects of 2010 and the eligible works they contain:

The Aether Age: Helios, published by Hadley Rille Books. I’ve listed and categorized the works here:

And Issue One of Fantastique Unfettered: A Periodical of Liberated Literature, published by M-Brane Press, features several qualifying works, organized at this link:

Take care and thanks again!


This is a terrific idea, and much appreciated, John.

I am very proud of my short science fiction story “My Father’s Eyes”, which was published in Sybil’s Garage No. 7, edited by Matthew Kressel of Senses Five Press. I would be delighted if eligible members considered nominating it for the Nebula and/or Hugo.

Thank you, John, for providing this forum to list our eligible works.

My novelette “The Hunt” (Jim Baen’s Universe, February 2010) is eligible for the Nebula. SFWA members can read the novelette at

On the Hugo ballot, I’m eligible for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer. This is my first year of eligibility. Writertopia does not have any info up for me (as of 4 January 2010). However, you can learn more about me and my work at my Website at

I hope that it’s okay for a creator of a Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) to pimp here. My video comedy project (beyond question, the most acclaimed SF elevator talk show in all of fandom), has a 9-minute movie that I web-published in 2010.

“Vertically-Mobile Comedy: The ‘Eric in the Elevator’ Story”: vimeo link.

Thank you, John! (Sorry that you couldn’t make the LosCon screening party in 2008.)

My new venture, Salon Futura, managed 4 issues in 2010 and is therefore eligible for Semiprozine.

Clarkesworld is also eligible, of course, and we have published some great fiction and art in 2010, all of which you can find via our Reader’s Poll.

While I am here, yes, the special rule allowing an extra year of Hugo eligibility on first US publication if previous publications were all outside of the USA is in force this year.

My eligible work (all as by Steven H Silver):

Short Story: “In the Night” in the anthology Love and Rockets (edited by Martin Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes, DAW, 12/10)

Editor (Long Form): I edited the novel Assassins, by Steven Barnes (ISFiC Press, 11/10) and the collection Robots and Magic by Lester del Rey (NESFA Press, 2/10)

Fanzine: Argentus

Fan Writer: I am again eligible with article sin The Drink Tank, Argentus, on my website and in various other places.

Campbell: This is my second and final year of eligibility.

My short story “Holdfast” was published in December in Fantasy Magazine: you can read it at
It’s been selected for Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, so at the very least it should be worth your time!

As well, I published a novelette, “Written by the Winners,” in the anthology _Timelines_ from Northern Frights Press. SFWA members can download it in the Novelette section of the Nebulas board.

Both stories are eligible for the Nebulas, Hugos and Auroras.

Thanks for the pimpage opportunity!

Thanks for the opportunity. I won’t mention everything, but here are a few from last year that I’m rather proud of—

Short Stories

“The Queen’s Reason” – Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, #25 (April 2010)
“Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure” – (April 2010)


“Sanji’s Demon” – Beneath Ceaseless Skies, #38, March.
“The Twa Corbies, Revisited” – ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER OF HEAVEN, Prime Books, November 2010

My novel MAD SKILLS (Ace Books) was just released on Dec. 28, 2010. It’s a subversive book, so I’m grateful for the chance to propose it for Hugo or Nebula consideration.

Also published in 2010 was my novel XOMBIES: APOCALYPTICON (Ace), which I would love to see get a little awards attention, since it is a serious work–really. Hey, I don’t control what goes on the cover!

Anyway, thanks for this opportunity to pitch my books, John. You’re a prince.

First, thank you, seriously, for your kindness in doing these sort of things.

I would like to post my works:

I have an anthology called “But Can You Let Him Go?”

It has a short story by the same name in it that would also be worthy of consideration.

I also have the very well reviewed “The Chocolatier’s Wife” which is a fantasy novel. It could go under fantasy mystery, fantasy romance, or just fantasy. Here is a link:

Thank you!

Nobody’s still paying attention, are they? Erm, hello, post 100 here, sitting under much fine work. I had published, this year, my own favourite of my short stories, ‘Secret Identity’, in the Masked anthology. Gay Manchester-based superhero doing magic, what more could you want? I will give all nominators a biscuit. (Terms and conditions apply, biscuit is British version of biscuit, not that thing you mop gravy with.)

I’d like to offer up Audible’s original audio anthology METAtropolis: Cascadia (written by Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder & Ken Scholes – and narrated by Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes & LeVar Burton) for Hugo consideration in the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form’ category – as well as for the Bradbury Award for excellence in a dramatic presentation (awarded during the Nebulas weekend).

I know that the participating authors are touting their individual stories for Hugo & Nebula consideration. Here’s the list with the appropriate short fiction category. (This is based on my word count…):


WATER TO WINE by Mary Robinette Kowal
BYWAYS by Tobias S. Buckell
CONFESSOR by Elizabeth Bear
DEODAND by Karl Schroeder

It’s all great stuff!

I should mention the ConNotations fanzine, published by the Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society (CASFS), which is eligible for nomination for best fanzine. It has been going for 20 years now and I’ve been contributing the SF Tube Talk column and occasional interviews, such as the one with Connie Wilis in the most recent issue.. Issues are available to read online at


I am the senior editor of Bad-Ass Faeries 3: In All Their Glory (finalist for the 2011 EPIC Award for Best Anthology) and Dragon’s Lure, both of which published this year and should qualify for Best Anthology or Best Short Story Collection.

I would also qualify for a Best Editor category.

I have also published the following short fiction this year and all would qualify for Best Short Fiction. Some excerpts are available at

-“Last Man Standing”, Space Horrors, 9780981895765, Flying Pen Press, 2010 Science Fiction
-“Emberling”, Dragon’s Lure, 9780982619797, Dark Quest, LLC, 2010 Fantasy
-“In The Runes”, Rum and Runestones, 9781897492079, Dragon Moon Press, 2010 Fantasy
-“Seeing Red”, Bad-Ass Faeries 3: In All Their Glory, 9781606592083, Mundania Press, 2010 Fantasy
-“Building Blocks”, Barbarians At The Jumpgate, 9781890096434, Padwolf Publishing 2010 Science Fiction
-“By Any Means”, New Blood, 9781890096427, Padwolf Publishing 2010 Science Fiction

I have also an on-going nonfiction column for Allegory Magazine ( called The Writer’s Toolbox, which featured three articles by myself in 2010:

The Naming of Names (Volume 11-38)
The Tricky Art of Conversation (Volume 12-39)
Continuing the Conversation (volume 13-40)



Thanks for this thread!

My graphic novel Hereville (“yet another troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl”) is Hugo-eligible in Best Graphic Story. You can read a preview of the first 15 pages here, and you can read some reviews of Hereville here.

Also, if you’re eligible to vote in this year’s Hugo awards, you can email me for a free pdf copy of Hereville. (If you’d prefer paper — and I’ll be honest, I think it looks nicer on paper — it’s available in bookstores, on Amazon, etc.)

Oh, and I realized there are a few more things that are technically eligible that I’ve been a part of in some way or another:

Crimethink — Politics and Speculative Fiction is eligible for Best Related Work. I have an essay in there, but there are loads of other great folks in it (Jay Lake, Nisi Shawl, and Gary Westfahl, for example). The book is here

I also had a short story published last year which is eligible for Best Short Story. Called “To Paint the Kingdom Red” (Part One; Part Two).

And my blog technically makes me eligible for Best Fan Writer, though this year is the first time I think I’ve done something worthy of consideration.

Hopefully Lord Scalzi is okay with the double post. All of these things slipped my mind earlier…

I had a novelette appear, “The Eminence’s Match,” in the Eight Against Reality anthology from Panverse Publishing. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to mention it. Congratulations to everyone here!

Cool. Look how many authors read Whatever!

The Company Articles of Edward Teach, half of a Double from Twelfth Planet Press, falls into the Hugo and Nebula novelette categories and the Australian Ditmar novella category.

Yowie from the TPP Australian suburban fantasy anthology Sprawl falls into short story for all three awards.

Ditto Death’s Daughter and the Clockmaker (Aurealis #43), The War of the Gnome and the Mountain Devil (Zahir #23) and Ambassador (Hadley Rille). Huzzah!

Late again. My novella “The Angælien Apocalypse”, which as John mentioned has Jesus on a spaceship, was published by Twelfth Planet Press:

And my Androphagi sf/horror short story “Schubert by Candlelight” was published in Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears (Brimstone):

I have two pieces out this year which I’m really excited about. The first is a novella that was published this summer in Subterranean Online. It’s my first novella, and I’m pretty excited that it indicates that I might actually be able to write things that require more than a butterfly’s attention span.

The novella is being reprinted in both Strahan’s and Horton’s year’s bests. It’s up at Subterranean — “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window.”

I also wrote a quieter, more personal short story that was published on “The Monster’s Million Faces.” A warning on that one, though–it’s about child abuse. It’s not graphic, but people might want to be aware of what it’s about before they head over.

From my short story collection, Life Without Crows, released in 2010 by Hadley Rille Books:

Fantasy short stories:
“Opposites and All That”
“Dreams of Love and Darkness”
“Found Things”
“Here by Choice”
“Where the Sheep Have Fangs When You Count Them”

From She Nailed a Stake Through His Head, released in 2010 by Dyybuk Press, the fantasy short

“Whither Thou Goest.”

I am eligible in the short story category for 3 stories as:

Not in the Flesh – Writers of the Future Vol. 26 (2010)- (Aug 2010)

The Quanta of Art – InterGalactic Medicine Show – (Aug 2010)

Paradoxically Correct – Redstone Science Fiction – (Dec 2010)

I am also in my first year of eligibility for the Campbell Award for my Writers of the Future story.

Links for all the stories and reviews can be found on my website. If anyone wants a copy of any of these stories I will happily send them to anyone who shoots me an email:

Thank you, John.

John Joseph Adams already cited my science fiction short story “Arvies,” published in Lightspeed and eligible in the short story category.

I note that there’s also a horror novelette, “Pieces of Ethan,” from John Skipp’s anthology WEREWOLVES AND SHAPESHIFTERS, eligible for the Stoker and the various fantasy awards.

I’ve had 2 short stories out this year; the one that I would love to see nominated (and that is the most confusing for same) is:
“The Man with the Knives”
New York: Temporary Culture, May 2010. Reprinted:Tor, online, Dec. 2010:
for your easy reading pleasure.
It’s confusing because it came out in chapbook form – but trust me, at 4,800 words, it really is a short story.

It will be reprinted in
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 5, ed. Jonathan Stahan
San Francisco: Night Shade Books, March 2011
. . . but that’s a bit late in the game, isn’t it?

Thanks for the opportunity to post this here.

Thanks for the opportunity, John.

This year I only have one story eligible. It’s a novelette called “Map of Seventeen” and was originally published in The Beastly Bride, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. It’s been selected to be reprinted in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, by editor Jonathan Strahan, as well as in Wilde Stories 2011: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, by editor Steve Berman.

It can be read by members of SFWA in the novelette section of the reading room, too.

I have one short story eligible for awards for 2010, “The Whirlwind,” which appeared in the January-February 2011 issue of _Fantasy and Science Fiction_. I hasten to add that, although that issue is dated 2011, it went on sale December 28, 2010 and is copyrighted 2010.

Thank you, John. You do quite a lot to benefit other writers and the community.

I have posted about my own eligible works here. I had one novel and two novelettes out in 2010. One of the latter (“Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale)”) will be reprinted in Jonathan Strahan’s Best SF and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 5.

In 2010, I had one novel and a number of short stories published.

The novel (well, a little short but I would still call it a novel) was a Fantasy titled “The Ghost of Grover’s Ridge.” It was published as an e-book on October 1 by MuseItUp Publishing, a rather new Canadian company, and the purchase page is: .

Of the short stories, my personal favorite is titled “Remembrance of Things Past” (yeah, I stole the title, but that title is definitely in the public domain and I liked it …) which was published in Abyss & Apex in their Fourth Quarter 2010 issue.

The remaining short stories are listed here, along with where they were published, in no particular order:

The Road Too Long, published in: Aurora in the Dawn anthology – Aurora Wolf

I Will Not Forget You, published in: Shine Journal

Half a Photograph, published in: Strange Mysteries II anthology- Whortleberry Press

Peace Corps, published in: Peace on Earth anthology – Whortleberry Press

Pumpkins, published in: Halloween Dances with the Dead anthology – Whortleberry Press

Jean Marie, published in: This Mutant Life

Priorities, published in: Every Day Fiction

Rama, published in: Hazard Cat

A Very Statuesque Woman, published in: Dark Valentine

Hansel and Gretel, published in: Free Range Fairy Tales anthology – Whortleberry Press

Too Damn Cold!, published in: Flagship

A Burning Desire, published in: Garbaj

Gods of the Earth, published in: Post Mortem Press

My website at has more information on “The Ghost of Grover’s Ridge,” links to some of these stories that were published in free e-zines, and buy links for some of the anthologies.


Wow! I have been reminded that my novel Blade Light, serialized in Jim Baen’s Universe in 2009, is STILL eligible for a Campbell award! Now, I wouldn’t dream of asking any of you to nominate it, sight unseen. But I do hope you will read it, with or without that end in mind. Alas, Jim Baen’s Universe is no longer with us so if you have trouble finding it, contact me, and I will help you find–or even give you–a copy. Just send me a message on FaceBook. (You’ll know it’s me because my picture is a panda.)

Thanks, John, so very much, for this opportunity to promote my book to the world. And thanks, World, for reading this note, and some of you reading my book!
Michaele Jordan (You know, same as the basketball player, except for that pesky ‘e’.)

Ouch. Is this one day remaining for Nebula nominations? I was just alerted to the fact.

Well, anyhow, here goes:

Pink Noise: A Posthuman Tale, by Leonid Korogodski

For a limited time, the ebook version is available for free at

Oh, and it is eligible for the Hugo, too. I don’t think it makes me eligible for Campbell’s New Writer, though, since fewer than 10,000 copies were printed.

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