SF/F Authors/Editors/Artists/Fans 2012 Award Awareness Post

Last year, after noting my own award-eligible works, I posted another thread for other folks in the science fiction and fantasy field to make potential award nominators aware of their works and/or personal award eligibility. It turned out to be pretty useful, so I’m doing it again this year. Right now! In this comment thread, even.

So if you’re a science fiction and fantasy author, editor, or artist: Tell us what works of yours (or if you in yourself) are eligible for award consideration this year. The site gets up to 50,000 visitors a day, many of whom nominate for Hugos/Nebulas/Other genre awards, so it’s a decent way to get the word out.

And now: Rules (posted word for word from last year)!

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 2011 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?

205 Comments on “SF/F Authors/Editors/Artists/Fans 2012 Award Awareness Post”

  1. If I may make a suggestion, I would keep the descriptions relatively brief. If last year is any indication, there will be a lot of these for folks to go through.

  2. I’ll be the first to admit I do not know much about book awards, but my first novel, Aristeia: Revolutionary Right came out December 19th. I believe that it should qualify for some awards concerning new authors or new works in 2011. It is a science fiction novel.

    I also feel that Oliver Wetter’s work on my cover was excellent and that it is worth considering for any awards dealing with cover art.

    I will include the Amazon link for reference: http://www.amazon.com/Aristeia-Revolutionary-Right-ebook/dp/B006NT3G4Y/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325786645&sr=1-1

  3. I have two works eligible for the Hugo and/or Nebula awards this year:

    1. A short story, Bit Rot, published originally in “Engineering Infinity” ed. Nick Gevers (Jan 2011). (If you read “Saturn’s Children” — shortlisted for a Hugo for best novel in 2010 — this is set in the same universe, some time later.)

    2. A novel, Rule 34 (pub. Ace, USA, Orbit, UK) — alas, I reckon my editors might be slightly annoyed if I posted it for free!

  4. Genre: Fantasy Adventure
    Website: http://nikolasandco.com
    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Nikolas-Company-Creature-Most-Foul/dp/1466430435/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325786459&sr=8-1
    Award Submission: Nebula

    Fourteen-year-old Nick and company are transported from a space age future to a mythic past when Earth is tethered to the fantastic world of Mon, or as we have come to call her, the Moon. He arrives at the city of Huron where he encounters fire-breathing winged lions, volcano-born nymphs, automaton-legged mermaids, and so much magic you can smell it. As steward of Huron, Nick Lyons suddenly finds himself responsible over the cradle of all magical civilization. There’s only one problem.

    Nick Lyons.

    When Nick gets involved, things tend to go awry—burning down the neighbor’s greenhouse kind of awry. And so no one believes him when he claims that the Rones brought an evil to Huron, which now lurks under the cobblestone streets. To make matters worse, while aboard the Mottle Craw his best friend, Xanthus is infected by a mysterious creature. Pretty soon, Nick realizes that Xanthus’ mysterious creature and the evil lurking through the streets of Huron are one and the same.
    Never one for responsibility, Nick is tasked with finding a cure for an infected Xanthus while protecting the city of Huron from the mysterious creature most foul.

  5. Title: Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek
    Publisher: Hukilau
    Hugo eligibility in the Best Related Work category (Substantially modified in 2011 for new edition with Hukilau)


    Named one of ToplessRobot.com’s Ten Greatest Non-Fiction Star Wars Books

    “A deliciously warped nostalgia trip through Star Wars fandom. From collecting Kenner action figures to getting Star Wars birthday cakes from puzzled parents to scribbling fan letters to Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, Booth shamelessly flaunts his lifelong lust for all things Star Wars. Like a tractor beam, this endearing account draws us in and makes us reminisce about our own geeky obsessions.” – Ethan Gilsdorf, author, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms

  6. I’d like to submit my Young Adult SF novel:

    Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy)

    When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

    Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf’s mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she’s dragged deep into a hidden underworld of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

    Available at Amazon. More information at the Mindjack Trilogy website.

  7. My novelette, The Education of Junior Number 12, is just this side of eligible. It’s about raising a self-replicating humanoid. And re-bound relationships. And porn. Some people like it.

    I didn’t really have many other stories out this year. That’s what editing a novel and writing another Master’s thesis will do for you. But my writing at Tor.com, such as the Cowboy Bebop recaps and my essays on AKIRA and Tokyo Godfathers, might qualify as fan writing, so that’s something.

    Must. Write. More. Short. Stories.

  8. For your consideration:
    Best Novel or Best New Work: FREERUNNERS
    Website: http://www.josephchandlercain.com
    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Freerunners-Joseph-Chandler-Cain/dp/1467975486/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325787472&sr=8-1

    Mirra Mantle knows there is something better in the world than what she sees. She and her twin brother, Burrow, battle to survive in a harsh dystopian existence. Like many teens they deal with the everyday pressures of school and work, a widowed parent, and relationships. In their lives, however, work is forced hard labor, education is painful indoctrination, their father is a sacrificial addict, and their mother may have been murdered. There is also a little problem with a zombie plague that has destroyed most of their world. The Mantles are part of the Freerunners, a group of eclectic, like-minded young adults. On the streets brimming with horror, the Freerunners yearn for a normal life and fight to protect themselves from the vicious undead and a totalitarian government. Skilled at parkour and the use of archaic weapons the Freerunners prepare to make their stand. Mirra is madly in love with the leader of the Freerunners, Poe. Their relationship struggles to bloom in this barren world. Where will they run?

  9. I have a new YA fantasy novel that’s eligible for the Andre Norton Award: DRINK, SLAY, LOVE (Simon & Schuster / McElderry, Sept 2011). It’s about Pearl, a sixteen-year-old vampire, fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil… until the night a were-unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn.

    You can read more about it here: http://www.sarahbethdurst.com/DrinkSlayLove.htm

    Thanks, John!

  10. In 2011 I published “Trust” (short story) in Daily Science Fiction, “Citizen-Astronaut” (novelette) in Analog, “The Tides of the Heart” (short story) in Realms of Fantasy, “The True Story of Merganther’s Run” (novelette) in The End of an Aeon, and “Into the Nth Dimension” (short story) in Human for a Day.

    Of these, I am most proud of “Tides of the Heart” and “Citizen-Astronaut.” I plan to put them up soon in HTML and EPUB format on my website (http://www.bentopress.com/sf/).

    My fanzine Bento is also eligible for Best Fanzine, and I’d encourage people to consider Kate Yule for Best Fan Writer.

  11. Last year, I made heavy use of this thread when looking for people and works to nominate, and I’m just a little overwhelmed to realize I can post here myself.

    Short story: “Matchmaker” in Clarkesworld Magazine (Issue 55, April).

    Best related work: My A to Z blog series on women writers of science fiction and fantasy.

    Also I note that I’m in my second year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (as my first qualifying publication was in November 2010).

  12. For your consideration:
    Best New Novel: FREERUNNERS
    Best New Writer: Joseph Chandler Cain
    Website: http://www.josephchandlercain.com
    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Freerunners-Joseph-Chandler-Cain/dp/1467975486/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325787472&sr=8-1#_

    Mirra Mantle knows there is something better in the world than what she sees. She and her twin brother, Burrow, battle to survive in a harsh dystopian existence. Like many teens they deal with the everyday pressures of school and work, a widowed parent, and relationships. In their lives, however, work is forced hard labor, education is painful indoctrination, their father is a sacrificial addict, and their mother may have been murdered. There is also a little problem with a zombie plague that has destroyed most of their world. The Mantles are part of the Freerunners, a group of eclectic, like-minded young adults. On the streets brimming with horror, the Freerunners yearn for a normal life and fight to protect themselves from the vicious undead and a totalitarian government. Skilled at parkour and the use of archaic weapons the Freerunners prepare to make their stand. Mirra is madly in love with the leader of the Freerunners, Poe. Their relationship struggles to bloom in this barren world. Where will they run?

  13. Hey John, I posted here last year when you opened your comment threads for award awareness, and I ended up on the Nebula short list, so I’m going to do it again.

    I have three pieces eligible for awards this year.

    Short Stories:
    “Smoke City” which appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction April/May 2011 issue.
    “The 24 Hour Brother” which appeared in Apex Magazine’s December 2011 issue.

    “Gap Year” which appeared in TEETH, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling for HarperTeen

    Thanks, and good luck to all.

  14. Hi John,

    Thanks again for the opportunity to build awareness. :-)

    I’ve been involved with a few things in 2011 that are eligible in a few categories.
    Best Related Work:
    Whedonistas (co-editor) http://www.amazon.com/Whedonistas-Celebration-Worlds-Whedon-Women/dp/1935234102/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294152716&sr=8-1

    Best Semiprozine:
    Apex Magazine (current Editor-in-Chief) http://apex-magazine.com/

    Best Fancast:
    The SF Squeecast, (http://sfsqueecast.com) where I get excited about awesome SF/F stuff monthly with Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, Catherynne M. Valente, and Seanan McGuire.

  15. I’m up for the Hugo and the Nebula, in two categories. If the text iof the story s freely available for the public, I’ve linked to it below. Many thanks to all, and especially to John for allowing us to raise our hands and be counted.

    Novelette — “Ray of Light” — Analog Science Fiction & Fact – (cover story) December 2011

    Short Story — “The Chaplain’s Assistant” — Analog Science Fiction & Fact – Setpember 2011

    Short Story — “The Bullfrog Radio Astronomy Project” — Analog Science Fiction & Fact – October 2011

    Short Story — “Exiles of Eden” — Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show — Issue #22

  16. My novel, Zoo City, is eligible for The Hugo and The Nebula. http://angryrobotbooks.com/our-authors/laurenbeukes/zoo-city/

    My eligible short stories are:
    Ghost Girl, published in Fantasy Magazine (free to read here: http://www.sfwa.org/forum/index.php?/topic/3151-beukes-lauren-ghost-girl/)

    Unathi Battles The Black Hairballs in SFX (free to read here: http://www.sfx.co.uk/2011/06/29/short-story-unathi-battles-the-black-hairballs-by-lauren-beukes/)

    Unaccounted in the Further Conflicts anthology (http://www.amazon.com/Further-Conflicts-ebook/dp/B0050G0VT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ&s=books&qid=1305276128&sr=1-1)

    And Chislehurst Messiah in Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse (http://www.pandemonium-fiction.com/shop.html)

    Thanks John!

  17. My military SF novelette “Hail to the Victors” by Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon in Abyss & Apex, Issue #38, Q2 2011 (April 2011) is eligible.

    You can read the story here or read about the story here.

    Thanks, John! (And BTW, I wrote the part about the green skin back in 2005, long before I read OMW or knew about it.)

    Dr. Phil

  18. John, thank you for doing this again! In 2011, I had two stories published:

    • “Absinthe Fish” was in the Spring 2011 (issue #5) BULL SPEC. It is eligible for the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Short Story.

    • “When the Pupil Is Ready” was in issue #300 of THE DRINK TANK. It is eligible for the same categories listed above, as well as for the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction.

    • Since “Absinthe Fish” was my first professional sale, I am now also eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    Anyone who doesn’t have access to those publications, but who might consider my work, is welcome to send me a note and I’ll happily provide reading copies of the stories themselves.

    MDavidBlake.writer [use an “AT” symbol here] vintageseason.com


    Also, as an associate editor at STUPEFYING STORIES, I helped to publish twenty-seven stories (and two poems) by new/upcoming writers. You can find a full list of those in the following discussion thread: http://thefridaychallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/stupefying-stories-year-end-roundup.html

  19. Grr. Previous post should have read Locus “Recommendation,” not nomination. Which is what happens when I try to post without the assistance of coffee. My bad.

  20. I think I’m eligible for the Fan Writer award, though it seems odd to be suggesting that people give me the same award John Scalzi, of all people, won not that long ago. Still, what the heck, right?

    My writing about short fiction is compiled here: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/category/magazine-monday/

    My reviews of science fiction, fantasy and horror books, anthologies and collections is compiled here: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviewer/terry/

    Thanks for your consideration.

  21. I appreciate you doing this. My first story was published last year. I’m working to grow this list.

    Return to Earth, in the October 2011 issue of Stupefying Stories.

    -Ryan Jones

  22. John, thanks for doing this. I am eligible for fiction publishing in 2011 as follows:

    * “Take One for the Road” (short story), Analog, June 2011
    * “If By Reason of Strength…” (novelette), 40K Books, September 2011

    I’ve been told that I am also eligible for Fan Writer for my Vacation in the Golden Age posts, of which there were 29 published in 2011. Those posts can be found here: http://www.vacationinthegoldenage.com

    Thanks again for hosting this thread.

  23. Thanks very much for doing this, John.

    My book, Postcolonialism and Science Fiction, was published in December 2011, and is eligible for awards in the “Best Related Work” category. I blogged about it, and the awards season, here.

    An excerpt from the book was featured on io9.com in December for those who are interested. The book is taking its time to reach Amazon.com in print, but is available in print on Amazon.co.uk or as an ebook via Palgrave Connect.

    Many thanks for your consideration. I am really enjoying reading about, and reading, everyone else’s eligible works, too. This has given me a lot of new material to read and a lot to think about in regards to my own choices of nominees.

  24. My published works of 2011, all in the short story category:

    1) “Epinikion” appeared at Daily Science Fiction, 4 March 2011 (available at the link).
    2) “The Most Precious of Treasures” appeared in Shelter of Daylight #5, Spring 2011 (available upon request).
    3) “Cosmetic Procedures” appeared in It Came From Her Purse, ed. Karen L. Newman and Georgia Middleton, Sam’s Dot Publishing (available upon request).
    4) “Ezekiel” appeared in Triangulation: Last Contact, ed. Steve Ramey and Jamie Lackey, PARSEC Ink (available upon request).


  25. Thank you for this great service, John.

    We’d like to draw attention to The Mall by S.L. Grey (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mall-S-L-Grey/dp/0857890425), which was published in the UK by Corvus in June 2011. Thus far it is not published in the US but is eligible for British-based horror / dark fantasy awards in novel and first novel categories. We hope to become eligible for US awards in 2012.

    We also published a short story, “OMG GTFO” in Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse (http://www.pandemonium-fiction.com/shop.html).

    Thank you.

  26. Mr. Scalzi, thanks for the opportunity to promote my work.

    My short story, “The Consolidated Brotherhood of Truly Bearded Santas,” was published in the December 2011 issue of Stupefying Stories. It is eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards for best short story. The story is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Stupefying-Stories-December-2011-ebook/dp/B006NM2Q4C

    If you don’t have access to the publication but would like a copy of the story, contact me at williamtferris [at] gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send one.

    Bill Ferris

  27. For Fancast –

    Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction

    We are a monthly half-hour television series about Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. The show was started in 1989 and has run (almost) regularly ever since. We are closing in on 250 episodes!

    Each episode of Fast Forward features an in-depth interview with a professional writer, artist, editor, or filmmaker who has created work that can be described as SF, Fantasy, and/or Horror. In addition, each episode usually has a book review, a segment devoted to new or classic genre film and television, and an events calendar. Some episodes have special reports about people, places, or events of interest to science fiction fans.


  28. John gave a wonderfully flattering review to Mortality Bridge when it was released last July. The novel was a limited hardcover & is now in e-book (more here). Reviews across the board were startling, but as the novel received only limited distribution, it would easily be overlooked for World Fantasy & Hugo consideration.

    “I knew I was probably going to like this book. I wasn’t expecting how much it affected me. This is the good stuff, folks. Don’t miss out.” –John Scalzi

  29. So, then, if I may be permitted –

    Short Stories:

    “Weight of Worlds” in “Edge of Propinquity”
    “Color” in the anthology “Human tales” (Dark Quest Books)
    “Iron and Brass, Blood and Bone” in the anthology “In an Iron Cage”
    “The Butterfly Collection of Miss Letitia Willoughby Forbes” in Fantastique Unfettered #4

    I’ve also sold two other stories, and am waiting for news on two more submissions, but they won’t appear for a few weeks or months yet which techncially makes them 2012 vintage and more about that anon; but these are the current offerings that I’ve got out as short fiction. They may or may not be easily available online – but if anybody who is in a position to nominate them is interested in taking a closer look ping me and we can talk about a reading copy…

    In my OWN opinion the likeliest of these is probably “Iron and Brass, Blood and Bone”, but I am also immensely fond of “Weight of Worlds”…

    I would also like to bring to your attention the “River” anthology, from Dark Quest Books, which contains some kick-ass stories by friends and colleagues – and I, as the editor who collected these stories for this antho, am not really in a position to nominate any of them. Please do take a closer look, though. There are several stories in this book that could give ANY Hugo or Neb contender a run for its money. It’s early days, but you might also consider the antho for the World Fantasy award – just go take another look at the Map of Contents again…More at http://www.darkquestbooks.com/store/product-info.php?pid109.html – and yes, it says possibly first quarter 2012 but the book is technically out (it’s even had its first review already!) so I count it eligible for this award round.

    I’ve also got a new novel, “Midnight at Spanish Gardens”, which already has a nomination or two under its belt…

  30. Available for perhaps the Bram Stoker award for short fiction is my horror short, “The Angel of Lies.”

    Kindle edition

    (For edification: self-published stories meet the eligibility rules if 33% of the membership of the HWA can access the entry.)

  31. Thanks, John!

    For awards consideration this year, I’m plugging my short story “Perfect Lies” from Clarkesworld #54: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/clare_03_11/

    My other eligible works include:
    — “A Claw from the Western Paradise” in Triangulation: Last Contact (Jamie Lackey & Steve Ramey, eds.)
    — “Grotesque Angels” in Bewere the Night (Ekaterina Sedia, ed.)
    — “Iron Oxide Red” in Daily Science Fiction: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/modern/gwendolyn-clare/iron-oxide-red
    — “Ashes on the Water” in Asimov’s (January 2011)

  32. My debut fantasy novel, “Among Thieves” is eligible for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards. More info at: http://www.douglashulick.com (and you can read my Big Idea post on it, too: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/03/31/the-big-idea-douglas-hulick/)

    It is also currently nominated for the Gemmell Morningstar Award: http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/morningstar-1 (voting not open yet)

    Please note that I am NOT eligible for the John W. Campbell Award For Best New Writer.

    Thanks for doing this, John.

  33. I have my first stand-alone novels out this year, after serving as editing Sith at Dark Roast Press for many a long year. Mine are:
    The Incredible Heidi Wasabi and you can read a PG excerpt here at my blog from-incredible-heidi-wasabi-
    Harmony co-authored with S M Bach
    Both are erotic romances aimed at adults but highly fantasy laced, and in the case of Harmony, extra-terrestrial.
    Other eligible titles I have edited this year:
    The Benders by Molly Colton paranormal historical

    In Noble Pursuit by JC Natal MM futurefic

    From the Bedside Diary of Brisins de Mar by Tyree Kimber adult fantasy, Apocalypse Woman series

    Child of Fallen Angels by Victoria Cannon
    Deadly Nightshade by Chris Newman supernatural erotic, Noah Ravenswood series
    Supernatural Highway series 1: Ghost of a Chance
    Supernatural Highway series 2: The Journey YA paranormal adventures by Molly Colton,
    Plain Jayne by S M Bach, erotic fantasy
    The Dark Season anthology a holiday assortment of steam-punk, zombies, and futurefic for adults, one of the stories by moi…

    If you have to choose only one I’d definitely steer you to Heidi Wasabi but I’m biased. all the titles at Dark Roast Press areolished by myself at some point, so simply enjoy our Dark Roasted flavor.

  34. Thanks again, John, here are the short stories (and all of them are “short story” rather than “novelette”, etc.) I published as editor of the Semiprozine Bull Spec this year:

    Issue #5: CAEL’S CONTINUUM by Preston Grassmann (Fantasy, ish) * BOTHER by Rebecca Gomez Farrell (Fantasy) * HELL’S LOTTERY by Tim Pratt (Fantasy) * THE COFFEEMAKER’S PASSION by Cat Rambo * ABSINTHE FISH by M. David Blake (Fantasy, ish)

    Issue #6: Perchance by Stuart Jaffe (Fantasy) * We Don’t Do Quests by Dale Mettam (Fantasy) * Selling Home by Tina Connolly * Fadeout by Amber D. Sistla (Fantasy, ish) * Less Than Absent by Kenneth Schneyer

    Both issues are available for download in PDF format at bullspec.com. Additionally, (at least) the following non-fiction contributors are eligible in the Fan Writer category: Larry Nolen, Richard Dansky, JP Wickwire, Nick Mamatas, Joseph Giddings, Jason Erik Lundberg, Paul Kincaid, Daniel M. Kimmel, and Preston Grassmann. Also, eligible for Fan Artist are: Richard Case (cover for issue #5 and illustration for “We Don’t Do Quests”), Jeremy Zerfoss (cover for issue #6), Jason Strutz (too many illustrations to count, along with his comics), Angi Shearstone, and Mike Gallagher.

    Finally, I suppose I’m eligible for the Fan Writer category as well, for interviews of Jonathan Strahan, Lewis Shiner, Lev Grossman, and Gail Z. Martin in Bull Spec, of Nnedi Okorafor and James Patrick Kelly for the SFWA blog, and of Saladin Ahmed and Robert J. Sawyer (among other posts and reviews) for my sf/f audiobooks blog, Audible SF/F: audiblesff.tumblr.com. (Which is itself I suppose eligible as a Fanzine.)

  35. Thanks for this; it helps to have things in one centralized location. :-)

    My own work:
    Novel — With Fate Conspire, Tor Books
    Novella — Dancing the Warrior, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #66 and #67 (published in two parts)
    Short stories — “Two Pretenders,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #60
    “Love, Cayce,” Intergalactic Medicine Show #22
    “Coyotaje,” Bewere the Night, ed. Ekaterina Sedia

  36. I have two Wodehouse Steampunk stories that chronicle the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves.

    “A fun blend of P.G. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements. More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun!” SF Revu

    1. Novelette – What Ho, Automaton! (http://www.bookviewcafe.com/index.php/What-Ho-Automaton) originally published in Shadow Conspiracy II by Book View Cafe
    2. Novella – Something Rummy This Way Comes (http://www.bookviewcafe.com/index.php/What-Ho-Automaton) from the collection What Ho, Automaton! published by Book View Cafe

  37. Many thanks for your hospitality, sir!

    I have two Hugo/Nebula-eligible stories from last year:
    – “Therapeutic Mathematics and the Physics of Curve Balls” (novelette), Analog Science Fiction & Fact, September 2011
    – “The Tower” (short story), Crossed Genres Quarterly, June 2011

    This is my 2nd year of Campbell eligibility.

    I also have a couple of songs eligible to be nominated for Pegasus (filk) awards, but it’s not quite time for that yet. For more info on the stories and the songs, my awards post is at: http://www.graymanwrites.com/forums/entry.php?704-Hugos-and-Nebulas-and-Pegasi-Oh-My!.

    Thanks again,
    Gray Rinehart

  38. Thanks for this opportunity, John!

    My published works in 2011, all in the short story category:

    – “Drumbeats,” Stories from the Hearth: Heartwarming Tales of Appalachia published by Woodland Press [available by request; please email me at Beth.L.Cato at gmail dot com]

    – “Reading Time”, Daily Science Fiction (http://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/disaster-apocalypse/beth-cato/reading-time)

    – “La Rosa Still in Bloom,” Crossed Genres (http://crossedgenres.com/archives/032-sidekicks-minions/la-rosa-still-in-bloom-by-beth-cato/)

  39. Thanks for doing this!
    Anne C. Perry and I co-edited Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse (http://www.pandemonium-fiction.com/apocalypse.html).The collection was released in October 2011 and is still available at Tate Britain and (digitally) on Amazon.

    We’d like to draw attention to the following short stories (although we love them all!):

    Lauren Beukes’ “Chislehurst Messiah”
    Jon Courtenay Grimwood’s “The Last Man”
    SL Grey’s “OMG GTFO”
    Sophia McDougall’s “Not the End of the World” (at 10k words, eligible as a Novelette)

    I’m happy to provide review copies to interested readers. Please don’t hesitate to contact me through the website above or at jared@jurassic-london.com.

    Anne and I also run the geek culture and review site Pornokitsch (www.pornokitsch.com), which is, if I understand correctly, eligible as a Fanzine / Blog / Related Whatnot in various awards. Despite the name, it is depressingly safe for work.

  40. Another ‘Thank you for doing this’ from someone new to the field. My 2011 publication credits (all short stories):

    “The Pale Farmer”: Every Day Fiction, May 3rd, 2011 (http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-pale-farmer-by-rich-matrunick/)

    “Stranded (with Pork Chop)”: Electric Spec, Volume 6, Issue 3 (August 2011)(http://www.electricspec.com/issues/volume-6-issue-3-august-31-2011/stranded-with-porkchop-by-rich-matrunick.asp)

    “From Alexandra to Amberglow”: Ray Gun Revival, Volume 2, Issue 8 (September 2011) (http://www.raygunrevival.com/from-alexandra-to-amberglow-rich-matrunick/)

    “Prophecy Negotiations”: Space Squid, Issue 10 (September 2011) (http://www.spacesquid.com/free-scifi?did=6)

    “Other Sister”: Stupefying Stories, October 2011 Issue (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T5B9YC)

    All would be eligible for either a Hugo or Nebula, with “The Pale Farmer” and “Prophecy Negotiations” eligible for a World Fantasy Award as well.

    – Rich Matrunick

  41. My short story “The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds” was published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies in December. I was very happy to get a ‘recommended’ from Locus’ reviewer.

  42. Wow, I feel INCREDIBLY awkward suggesting my own work (even though that’s the whole point — Catholic/Jewish guilt, what can I say?), but I humbly point out my graphic novel MANGAMAN, not even for myself, but mostly for my artistic collaborator, the inestimable Colleen Doran (ORBITER, SANDMAN, etc.).

    The basic premise: A boy from a universe made of Japanese comics ends up falling through “The Rip” and ends up in the most horrifying place of all — the real world. Now he has to navigate high school and young love while trying to find his way home. And then things get REALLY weird.

    J. Michael Straczynski dug it. Jeff Smith dug it. J.H. Williams III recommended it for holiday gift-giving. Ginchy!

    You can see the trailer here: http://mangamanlives.com.

    Reviews and such live here: http://barrylyga.com/new/mangaman-reviews.html

    Feel free to download a free sample here: http://barrylyga.com/new/mangaman.html


  43. My story “Botanical Exercises for Curious Girls” (F&SF, March/April 2011) is eligible in the short story category. This is my first professional publication.

  44. I am in my second year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, which is voted for on the Hugo ballot. I would greatly appreciate your looking over my profile and my work and considering nominating me. Here is the link to my Campbell profile:

    The following two works are eligible in the short-story category:

    “Fissures” (science fiction) in 10Flash Quarterly, July 2011:

    “Global Warming” (fantasy) in 10Flash Quarterly, January 2011:

  45. I belive I’m eligible for the Campbell Award for new writers.
    Eligible novelette:
    “The Dualist,” Writers of the Future, Vol 27
    Eligible short stories:
    “Random Fire,” Abyss & Apex ( http://www.abyssapexzine.com/2011/10/random-fire/ )
    “The Truth About Mother,” Arcane
    “The Burbles,” The Dream People ( http://www.dreampeople.org/ )
    “Losing Your Grip,” Linger Fiction ( http://vanaaronhughes.wordpress.com/free-fiction-2/losing-your-grip/ )
    “The Dualist” and “Random Fire” are the two pieces I’m happiest with.

  46. My YA novel THE VESPERTINE (Harcourt, March 2011,) is eligible in Best Novel categories this year. It’s historical fantasy with an elemental twist, and you can find out more about it here.

  47. I find the self-promotion part of being a writer the hardest, so thank you for this thread.

    My novelette, “Surf” appeared in Asimov’s December 2011 issue. (Giant space squid!)
    My novelette, “The Ceiling Is Sky”, appeared in Interzone #234 in May 2011 (Cubicle dystopia!) My understanding is that Interzone stories are eligible because of electronic publication at Fictionwise.
    My short story, “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” appeared in issue #1 of the online ‘zine Comets & Criminals, and is available to read online here: http://www.cometsandcriminals.com/?page_id=311 (Space pirates!)

    I appreciate any consideration given, whether or not ultimately you deem them worth nominating. (-:

  48. Thanks, John!

    My eligible works for SF/F type awards:

    Blood Sacrifice, August 2011, Pocket Books

    Short Story:
    A Scent of Death, San Diego Noir, June 2011, Akashic Books, edited by Maryelizabeth Hart

    Non-Fiction Essay:
    I am Joss Whedon’s Bitch, Whedonistas, March 2011, Mad Norwegian Press, edited by Lynne Thomas & Deborah Stanish

  49. Thanks John!!!! I think I’m in my first year of eligibility for the Campbell Award. Other than that, the following works are eligible for the Hugo or Nebula:

    Germline (Novel, Orbit Books, August 2011)
    The Legionnaires (Novelette, Orbit Books, April 2011)
    Private Exploration (Short Story, Nature, June 2011)

    People can visit my website at http://www.tcmccarthy.com if they want to find out more about me for the Campbell, or if anyone wants to look at my non-SFF fiction, etc.

  50. Eligible this year for both the Nebulas and the Hugos:
    (as editor) For short story, all of the stories in “Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic,” edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and myself (Lethe Press, 2011) – http://redroom.com/member/catherine-lundoff/blog/hellebore-and-rue-cover-and-table-of-contents

    (as writer) Novelette: “A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace” in “A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories” (Lethe Press, 2011) – http://lethepressbooks.com/lesbian.htm
    Novelette: “Silver Moon” in “Bitten by Moonlight,” edited by Joselle Vanderhooft (Zumaya Press, 2011)
    Short Story: ” At Mother Laurie’s House of Bliss” in “Ladies of Trade Town,” edited by Lee Martindale (Harp Haven, 2011) – http://www.harphaven.net/LOTTPAGE.htm.

    Thanks, John!

  51. My name is Keith R.A. DeCandido, and I write stuff. Some of the stuff I’ve written has come out in 2011 and is therefore eligible for award-y things.

    For example, for various and sundry Best Novel categories, there’s my high-fantasy police procedural Unicorn Precinct (think Law & Order meets Lord of the Rings), or my novel about cops in a city filled with superheroes SCPD: The Case of the Claw (think The Avengers meets The Wire), or my science fiction novel about telepathic secret agents in a future populated by people of West African descent (sort of) Guilt in Innocence: A Tale of the Scattered Earth.

    But short stories may be more your bag, so you can try “Letter from Guadalajara: The Story of Capitan Monastario” in More Tales of Zorro, for Best Short Story. I must confess that this is a story I’m inordinately proud of. It gives the secret origin of Zorro’s deadliest foe, and explains exactly how he came to be that way. You may not like Monastario after you read it, but at the very least, you’ll understand him. And isn’t that what makes for a really interesting villain?

    If you want something longer, there’s Best Noveltte possibility “Ragnarok and Roll” in Tales from the House Band, an anthology about music. My story is an urban fantasy set in Key West, where a young woman named Cassie Zukav finds herself as the only one on the island who isn’t enchanted by the new weekend band at Mayor Fred’s Saloon–and she soon learns that the band has an agenda far beyond getting lots of drunken tourists to come see them play. Norse myth, scuba diving, rock and roll, and a lot of beer drinking happens in this story that closes out the anthology.

    If you want copies of either “Letter from Guadalajara” or “Ragnarok and Roll” for award consideration, drop me an e-mail at krad at whysper dot net and I’ll set you up…..

    As ever, muchos thankos to Mr. Scalzi for the use of the hall.

  52. What a dandy idea, thanks!

    My short story “A Beginner’s Guide to Sandcastle Alchemy” appeared in Weird Tales #358.

    It’s about five young boys who transmogrify sandcastles with bolts of lightning in an effort to impress a mermaid who is, much to their dismay, not what they imagined.

  53. I had four short stories and one novelette published last year:

    “The Passion of Mother Vajpai” (co-authored), Subterranean’s Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 (anthology).
    “In the Beginnings” (co-authored), Electric Velocipede 21/22.
    “Bane,” Human Tales (anthology).
    “A Place To Come Home To” (co-authored), The Hero Comes Home (anthology).

    “Oh Give Me Land, Lots of Land, Under Starry Skies Above” (co-authored), Space Tramps: Full Throttle Space Tales #5 (anthology).

    I am proud of them all, but would like to draw particular attention to “Bane” and to “Oh Give Me Land…”

    Thank you John for giving us this opportunity, and thank you everyone for your consideration! What a lot of wonderful reading we all have ahead of us. :-) And speaking of reading: I’ll be happy to send anyone review copies, just contact me at my website (www.shannonpage.net).

  54. I had three short stories published last year:

    Resolution (AE: The Canadian Review of Science Fiction, March 2011)
    Walls of Paper, Soft as Skin (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 73)
    Pulped and Bound Monsters (Flurb 12)

  55. All of my 2011 eligible stuff is short fiction.

    Boosting the Signal, in the Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions anthology, March 2011.
    Hatzilu, The Edge of Propinquity, April 2011.
    The Morningstar Device, White Cat Magazine Issue #1, July 2011.
    Smoke and Whiskey, The Irish Times, November 2011.

    Thank you for this thread! (I now know what my ‘to read’ pile should be occupied by now.)

  56. Thanks very much for this, John. I have an eligible novelette, ‘The Copenhagen Interpretation’ that I’m very proud of, that appeared in Asimov’s. My comics, Action Comics: The Black Ring and Knight and Squire: For Six are also something I’d mention. And together with Kat Valente, Seanan McGuire, Lynne Thomas and Liz Bear, I’m part of The SF Squeecast, up for the new Fancast category.

  57. I published a few short stories this year, but this one I feel is THE BEST STORY I HAVE EVER WRITTEN.

    For your consideration:

    “The Unicorn Hunter” — 5600 words — Demons (anthology, edited by John Skipp) — The story of what *really* happened to young Snow White in the woods before she stumbled upon the dwarves’ house, and the origin of the iron shoes she eventually makes her stepmother dance in.

    This story was chosen by the publisher to be the Halloween Sneak Peek for the book, and so can be read online for free here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/70431258/The-Unicorn-Hunter

    Thank you! *curtseys*
    Princess Alethea Kontis

  58. It occurs to me that I’d like to note some stuff other than my own that I’d like to see on some shortlists:

    “The Quantum Thief” by Hannu Rajaniemi is eligible for the Hugo this year (due to first US publication being from Tor in April 2011). Strongly recommended.

    Other strong contenders I’d call out as best novel contenders include “Zoo City” by Lauren Beukes, “The Magician King” by Lev Grossman, and “Dancing with Bears” by Michael Swanwick. I don’t normally do high fantasy, but “The Broken Kingdoms” and/or “The Kingdom of Gods” by N. K. Jemisin may also hit the spot within that category.

  59. Charlie, et al.:

    As noted in the original entry I will at some point in the relatively near future have a general award recommendation thread. This thread is specifically for writers/editors/artists to promote their own work.

  60. Thanks for this opportunity, John!

    My Nebula/Hugo eligible short stories for this year are:

    “The Mannequin’s Itch”, The Pedestal Magazine #67 (December 21, 2011).
    “Neural Net” [hypertext story], Ideomancer vol. 10, #4 (December 2011).
    Keeping Tabs“, Abyss & Apex (Fourth Quarter 2011).
    “Less Than Absent”, Bull Spec #6, pp. 22-23 (Autumn 2011).
    “The Tortoise Parliament”, First Contact: Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1 (Jessi Hoffman, ed., Digital Science Fiction, LaSalle, Ontario)(2011).

    “Keeping Tabs” is the one I’m putting forward as the best candidate.

  61. Self-promotion always makes me feel awkward, so thanks for this post. I had one book come out in 2011 that’s eligible for the Hugo or Nebula in the novel category, and I think I’m eligible for the first time for the John W. Campbell Award:

    Mind Storm (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2011).

  62. I got completely lost in the talented works in this thread. I’m going to have a blast reading all those samples, free chapters and buying some real gems in the works listed here!

    My first novel Sonata: A Fantasy in One Movement hasn’t met the sales criteria yet for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (It went for sale on Amazon yesterday, and has only sold two copies so far…), but it does meet the length requirement for the Best Novel category of the Hugo Awards. It was written as a project (and is a winner, such as it is) of National Novel Writing Month and was copyrighted 2011, so I think it qualifies for the Nebula as well.

    I created the cover art, but I didn’t pay myself :-) so I guess that it would qualify for Best Fan Artist!

  63. My debut sci-fi novel “Revolution World” (March 2011, Night Shade Books) is eligible for Hugo and Nebula nomination and this is my first year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    At this point, I believe my book has been read by almost 20 people, so obviously I’m the front runner for all those things. Cheers!

  64. I don’t think I’m eligible for the editor category this year, as Tu Books only released 3 books when we launched this fall—the website says 4—but please consider our books for applicable categories (for the Hugo, I believe YA books are wrapped into the Best Novel category, rather than YA, right?):

    Galaxy Games: The Challengers by Greg Fishbone, about a boy who is recruited by aliens to play in an intergalactic sports competition. Science fiction, ages 8-12, eligibility for Andre Norton award in particular.

    Tankborn by Karen Sandler. Kayla, a genetically engineered non-human, discovers the secrets of the strict caste system that keeps her and her friends in bondage. Science fiction and dystopia, ages 12 and up, eligibility for Andre Norton award, Hugo, (possibly Campbell? actually, Karen’s first SF was published years ago, which is what got her SFWA membership, so this one isn’t Campbell-eligible).

    Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac. I like to call this one “Burn Notice with werewolves”—spy intrigue and skinwalkers and I believe the only book about skinwalkers written by a Native American starring a Native American character. Paranormal with a touch of science fiction, ages 12 and up, eligibility for Andre Norton award, Hugo, World Fantasy.

  65. Thank you for your consideration…

    Best Editor (myself, Samuel X Brase)
    Best Fanzine (Cosmic Vinegar)
    Best Fan Writer (myself)

    Started a new independent sci-fi journal last fall, dedicated to reviewing independent sci-fi short stories with a sociopolitical angle, as well as producing an ongoing serial story. I am editor and writer of the magazine. If you like politics, science fiction, and independence, then this is the magazine for you.

    (Eligibility) First issue published last October. Fourth issue published this month.

  66. May I suggest Mind Over Mind by Karina Fabian?

    Deryl Stephens’ uncontrollable telepathic abilities have landed him in a mental health institution, where no one believe in his powers.

    Joshua Lawson, a summer intern at SK-Mental Institute, does something no one else has ever done: he accepts Deryl’s reality and teaches him to work with it. As Deryl learns control, he finds his next challenge is to face the aliens who have been contacting him psychically for years–aliens who would use him to further their cause in an interplanetary war.

    Thanks for the opportunity to let folks know about it, John!

  67. Thanks, John–what a generous idea!

    This year is the last year I’m eligible for the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer, and I have a handful of short stories that are eligible for the Hugo/Nebula Short Story award:

    “Cold Iron and Green Vines,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies. (May 2011–http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/story.php?s=147)
    “A Tiny Grayness in the Dark,” Subversion. Bart R. Lieb, ed. Crossed Genres. (December 2011)
    “Curvature of the Witch House,” Innsmouth Magazine. (Oct 2011–http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/?p=14607)
    “The Last Doll War,” Three-Lobed Burning Eye. (Sept 2011–http://www.3lobedmag.com/issue21/3lbe21_story6.html)
    “Solitary Instinct,” Beast Within 2. Jennifer Brozek, ed. Graveside Tales. (July 2011)
    “Blue Locks,” Scape. (October 2011)

    I believe “Curvature of the Witch House,” “The Last Doll War,” and “Solitary Instinct” all qualify for the Bram Stoker Short Story award, as well.

    As last year’s assistant editor of Fantasy Magazine, I’d love to see it up for Best Semiprozine in the Hugos!

  68. My debut novel, The Music of Chaos, an urban fantasy (Jan 2011, Decadent Publishing) is available in print and as an ebook. Links and Chapter One here.

    Thanks, John!

  69. John,
    Thanks so much for giving us this space to post!

    My Hugo/Nebula eligible work:
    “The Parting Glass,” Lightspeed Magazine, December 2011 (short story)
    “Nor the Moonlight,” Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring 20s, Edge/Absolute XPress (2011) (short story)
    “How the Goddess Came to Spring Flowering Alley,” Crossed Genres May 2011 (short story)

    2011 is also my first year of eligibility for the John Campbell Award for Best New Writer.


  70. I have a few short stories that are eligible for the Hugo and/or Nebula Short Story award:

    “My City of Ruins”, Finding Home: Community in Apocalyptic Worlds, ed. Caroline C. Dombrowski (December 2011)
    “History of the Flesh”, Crimson Pact 2, ed. Paul Genesse (September 2011)
    “Dog Days”, Crossed Genres, ed. Jaym Gates & Natania Barron (April 2011)
    “Indigo’s Gambit”, Extinct Doesn’t Mean Forever, ed. Phoenix Sullivan (April 2011)

    Thanks, John!

  71. Just one story from me in 2011 that’s eligible for “Best Short Story” category for Both Hugo and Nebula nominations:

    “Rubedo, an Alchemy of Madness”, Future Lovecraft, Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R.Stiles, ed. (December 2011)

    The story can be read for free (via sample/preview) function at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/108693. If you’re going to read the online HTML sample version then jump to page 33.

    Thanks much John.

  72. My story, Shadow of Kilimanjaro, was published February, 2011 as part of Book View Cafe’s Shadow Conspiracy Volume II. This steampunk collection, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff includes stories from Amy Sterling Casil, Judith Tarr, Irene Radford, Brenda W. Clough, C.L. Anderson, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Nancy Jane Moore, Pati Nagle, and Chris Dolley.

  73. Thanks, as always, John!

    Short Story: “Goodhouse Keeping” – Courts of the Fey (DAW)

    Novella: “Kiss Me Twice” – Asimov’s (June, 2011)

    Best Dramatic Work Short Form: “Whatnot” (A puppet play performed at the 2011 Worldcon.)

    Best Related Work: “Writing Excuses Season 6”

  74. Somewhat belated, all I have eligible this year are two things:

    Short story: “The Trojan Girl”, Weird Tales, January 2011

    Novel: The Kingdom of Gods, Orbit Books, October 2011

    Per cstross’s comment upthread, just a note — The Broken Kingdoms isn’t eligible for most stuff because it was published in October 2010. Sorry! And for anyone wondering (since I get asked about this all the time), my Campbell eligibility ended ages ago.

  75. As co-editor of the Journal of Unlikely Entomology, I’ve summarized the eligible stories we published in 2011 here: http://grumps-journal.livejournal.com/5922.html

    All the stories in the post are eligible for the Short Story category for the Hugo, Nebula, and Stoker awards.

    On a personal front, my eligible stories for 2011 are:

    The Poet’s Child in Jabberwocky Magazine; The Thief of Precious Things in the Prime Books anthology Bewere the Night; Final Girl Theory in ChiZine; Still Life in Daily Science Fiction; The Many Ghosts of Annie Orens in Shock Totem; Venice Burning in Innsmouth Free Press’ Future Lovecraft anthology; Trashman in Shimmer Magazine. (All eligible in the Short Story Category); and The Trans-Siberian in the anthology In an Iron Cage: The Magic of Steampunk (Novelette Category)

    Links for the stories, where appropriate, can be in a post on my blog: http://www.acwise.net/?p=883

    Thank you, Mr. Scalzi, for providing this opportunity!

  76. Hello all,

    I released two novels in 2011, and I’d be honored if they were deemed worthy of award nomination.

    The Remortal, an urban fantasy that tells the tale of Telly, a young man given a unique opportunity by a jaded immortal – http://www.amazon.com/The-Remortal-ebook/dp/B004VB532E

    and The Ninth Order, an epic fantasy that incorporates elements of sci-fi in the style of the Final Fantasy series: http://www.amazon.com/The-Ninth-Order-ebook/dp/B005QJRWVU

    Thanks again John, for all you do.

  77. Jeff, I really enjoyed your story–not sure if you know, but I reviewed/discussed it in the first issue of my new SF journal (Cosmic Vinegar) last October. It’s a very cool piece of post-colonialism/corporatocracy lit.

    I second the nomination!

  78. As editor of STUPEFYING STORIES (along with my Associate Editors, Henry Vogel, M. David Blake, Kersley Fitzgerald, and David Yener Goodman), I’m mildly surprised to find that since we’ve published four volumes in the series (one in 2010 and three in the last quarter of 2011), and since we pay actual cash money to contributors, we are now eligible for the Hugo in the Semiprozine category.

    In 2011 we published 27 stories and 2 poems, but I’d really like to draw attention to the short stories “Return to Earth,” by Ryan M. Jones, “Borrowed Feathers,” by Sarah Frost, “Sennacherib,” by David Landrum, and “The Strange Machinery of Desire,” by Justin Williams. If you’re a Nebula voter, I’d be happy to send you copies of these or any other stories we published in 2011 for your consideration. You can contact me through the email address in the SFWA directory.

    Kind regards,

  79. Mr Scalzi, thank you first of all for the first book (OMW) my son ever read twice, and secondly for the opportunity to toot my tuba. I am a Campbell-eligible (translation: wet behind the ears) writer with two alternate history stories I would like to mention:

    Chrestomathy http://www.ideomancer.com/?p=823 (Dramatis personae include Poe, Shelley, Gogol, the Bronte sisters, Pushkin, Robert E Lee and Vladimir Nabokov)

    Kulturkampf (in the Immersion Book of Steampunk): Richard Wagner’s little-known role in the Franco-Prussian War.

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  80. Thanks for doing this, John, especially since I actually have some Hugo eligible work to promote this year:

    Flying Bombs, a dieselpunk tale about a masked pulp hero, a blackmailer and the largest Zeppelin ever built is eligible in the best novelette category.

    Whaler, a science fiction story about space whales and the men who hunt them, is eligible in the best short story category.

    Letters from the Dark Side is funny epistolary horror fiction in the style of a confession magazine and is also eligible in the best short story category.

    In theory, I should also be eligible as best fan writer for my blog.

  81. I would like to submit my artwork, which includes the Magnus & Loki paintings for Best Artist.
    I would also like to be considered for Best Fan Artist for my 2014 NASFIC bid logo.

  82. Thanks so much for doing this, John.

    My current understanding is that self-published works are eligible for nomination. In 2011 I released Second Covenant, the sixth and final installment of my Deviations series. All the series books are available for free download from my website:

    Just to put some creds out there, I was a 1985 John W. Campbell Award finalist. More recently, my stories made the recommended reading lists in The Year’s Best SF, 26th and 27th annual editions.

    Traffic exceeded my bandwidth several times last year . A link to alternate download sites is on my main webpage (linked here to my name).

    Other than that, my short story “Visitations” appeared in Jack-o’-Spec: Tales of Halloween and Fantasy (Raven Electrick Ink).

    Note to D.T. Friedman and anyone else with Rhysling-eligible work: SFPA webmaster (and new Star*Line editor) F.J. Bergmann has set up a page for Rhysling-eligible poems at
    Her email is at the bottom of that page. Click on “Webmaster.”

    Thanks again for the opportunity!

  83. Okay, my science fiction short story “Black Betty” about a talking dog’s racial identity was published at Crossed Genres in December, and it’s really good. http://crossedgenres.com/archives/036-different/black-betty-by-nisi-shawl/

    In April, Strange Horizons published “Pataki,” my short Michael Jackson fantasy story. Here’s Part 1, with a link to Part 2 http://www.strangehorizons.com/2011/20110404/pataki-f.shtml

    My Sandy Denny-inspired novelette “Something More” appeared in the GOH book for WisCon 35, _Something More and More_, published by Aqueduct Press in May 2011.

    “Otherwise, ” my post-apocalyptic YA short story, was published in December in the _Brave New Love_ anthology from Running Press.

    “The Return of Cherie,” a short story excerpted from my Belgian Congo steampunk wip was printed in _Steam Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk_ from Torquere in November.

    “Beyond the Lighthouse,” my fantasy short story for the _River_ anthology, was published in December 2011. It’s about a woman who can fly.

    “Just Between Us” is a short fantasy I sold to Phantom Drift to printin their inaugural Fall 2011 issue.

    “Honorary Earthling,” my short science fiction story for the December issue of Expanded Horizons, deals with alien mimicry and pedagogy and racism. That’s at http://expandedhorizons.net/magazine/?page_id=2676

    Finally, in the “related to the field” category, I edited a stupendous book called _The WisCon Chronicles Volume 5: Writing and Racial Identity_. It has a bomb photo essay on Con or Bust by Alberto Yanez, an excerpt from MJ Hardman applying Joanna Russ’s work to racist literary exclusion, and an original short story by Terry Bisson, plus lots more good stuff.

  84. I have two eligible short stories this year:

    “How Maartje and Uppinder Terraformed Mars (Marsmen Trad.)”, Lightspeed, Nov. 2011 (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/how-maartje-and-uppinder-terraformed-mars-marsmen-trad/)

    “And Out Of The Strong Came Forth Sweetness”, in Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic, ed. by Catherine Lundoff and JoSelle Vanderhooft, out from Lethe Press in May 2011.

    I’m also a 1st-year Campbell-eligible author, and my Campbell profile is here: http://www.writertopia.com/profiles/LisaNohealaniMorton

  85. My sci fi YA novel FIRST DAY ON EARTH (Scholastic /November ’11) for the Andre Norton Award

    Mal thinks he’s been abducted by aliens and starts going to an alien abduction support group where he meets Hooper, who may or may not be a traveler from another world.

    and actually (as it is under 30,000 words) also eligible for Hugo / Nebula Best Novella

  86. Hi John, thanks,

    Vamps (A Retrospective) is a trade paperback collection of poetry by James S. Dorr on vampires and things vampiric, spanning about 23 years. It was published by Sam’s Dot Publishing (www.samsdotpublishing.com) in August 2011 with more information available from http://sdpbookstore.com/poetrybooks.htm#vamps or on my site at http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com (linger and browse if you will, or just press the book’s picture at the top of the center column). Vamps also contains 11 illustrations and cover art by artist and poet Marge B. Simon.

    Vamps (A Retrospective) is eligible for the HWA’s Stoker award in the “Poetry Collection” category. Also, while there is no Hugo award for poetry books per se, it would be eligible for consideration in the “Best Related Work” category.

  87. Thanks for this! This is a great idea, and a great resource to help me figure out what other works to consider for this year’s Hugo noms.

    And since a friend recently pointed out that this is also the first year when I’m actually eligible for a Hugo, I might as well drop my name in the nomination hat:

    Category: Best Fan Writer
    Name: Chris Modzelewski
    Work: The King of Elfland’s 2nd Cousin (http://www.elflands2ndcousin.com – weekly genre-related non-fiction)


    Category: Best Fanzine
    Name: The King of Elfland’s 2nd Cousin (http://www.elflands2ndcousin.com – weekly genre-related non-fiction)

    Best of luck to all of the eligible and deserving work!

  88. The signed limited edition of my dystopian sf novel The Guardener’s Tale was a Bram Stoker Award Finalist and a Prometheus Award Nominee. At the time that edition came out, I withdrew it from Nebula consideration. The first regular edition, which came out earlier this year, is eligible.

    You can download a pdf of the book at http://samsdotpublishing.com/tgt.htm

    I also have a limited number of free print copies for Active SFWA Members. Email me at bruboston@aol.com If you are interested.

  89. I have one eligible piece: my novelette “Selin That Has Grown In The Desert” (Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories).

    I have posted it in the SFWA forum and I am happy to send it to anyone who is interested in reading it.

  90. Title: Wayward Sons Legends
    Category: Graphic Story
    Site: Can read entire saga to date starting at http://waywardsons.net/d/20100531.html
    Short Description: 5000 years ago, two groups of ancient aliens crash-landed on earth. Imbued with immortality and fantastic abilities, their war would rage across human history, giving rise to every myth, fairy tale and legend.

  91. JAR JAR BINKS MUST DIE… and other observations about science fiction movies (Fantastic Books)

    My collection of essays is eligible in the category of “Best Related Work.” I’m grateful to George Lucas for releasing “The Phantom Menace” in 3D in order to promote my book, A description, list of table of contents, and links to reviews from, among others, Don Sakers in Analog and Elizabeth Hand in F&SF can be found here: http://fantasticbooks.biz/fantasticbooks/other/1617200611.html

    Thank you for your consideration.

  92. “Area 54,” by Hunter Liguore. A young girl led by her father to believe her mother was abducted by aliens. A must-read for ancient alien theorists. Nominated for the Joseph Campbell Award. Strange Horizons.

  93. I’ve created a few cover illustrations and designs for some great books over the course of the last year that I’d love to put up for consideration. Here are a few of them:

    Seed by Rob Ziegler: http://portfolio.codytilson.com/#1881668/Seed
    The Clockwork Rocket by Greg Egan: http://portfolio.codytilson.com/#1417519/The-Clockwork-Rocket
    Revolution World by Katy Stauber: http://portfolio.codytilson.com/#1460888/Revolution-World
    Brave New Worlds edited by John Joseph Adams: http://portfolio.codytilson.com/#1408962/Brave-New-Worlds

    Thanks for the consideration!

  94. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention SF Signal’s eligibility for fanzine and fancast and also give due props to our wonderful contributors for fan writer, which I do here, but also (for the click-impaired) right here:

    Karen Burnham – In 2011, she reviewed for SF Signal, Strange Horizons, and Salon Futura, and published a a science article at Clarkesworld for variety. She also edits the Locus Roundtable blog and the associated podcast.
    Fabio Fernandes – Author, journalist, blogger and SF Signal contributor, which includes his eLibris column.
    Patrick Hester – Author, Blogger & Podcasting dude who contributes to SF Signal, FunctionalNerds.com & ATFMB.com.
    Derek Austin Johnson – Derek (@daj42 on Twitter) writes a film column for SF Site, film reviews for SF Signal and also contributes to Revolution SF. He lives in Central Texas with the Goddess.
    Andrew Liptak – In addition to SF Signal, Andrew has contributed to Tor.com, io9, Lightspeed Magazine and his own blog.
    Aidan Moher – In addition to writing for SF Signal, Aidan also edits A Dribble of Ink and has contributed to Tor.com
    Jamie Todd Rubin – science fiction writer and blogger with The Wayward Time Traveler column for SF Signal. He vacations frequently in the Golden Age of science fiction.
    Matthew Sanborn Smith – Matthew Sanborn Smith’s work has appeared at SF Signal, Tor.com and StarShipSofa. His podcast is Beware the Hairy Mango.
    Lisa Paitz Spindler – Lisa is the sf author behind the Danger Gal Blog in addition to her contributions at SF Signal.
    John H. Stevens (formerly Ginsberg-Stevens) – Weekly SF Signal columnist (The Bellowing Ogre), blogger, freelance reviewer, and itinerant wordscribbler.
    Jessica Strider – Jessica is a blogger, bookseller and avid reader.
    Charles Tan – Blogs at Bibliophile Stalker and is a contributor to SF Signal, The World SF Blog and The Shirley Jackson Awards blog.
    Paul Weimer – In addition to SF Signal, Paul’s work can be found at Functional Nerds.
    John DeNardo (That’s me!) – In addition to editing and writing for SF Signal, I have also contributed to the AMC TV blog and the Kirkus Reviews blog.

  95. Better late than never … for your consideration in the Novel category, BLOOD ROCK: an urban fantasy for technogeeks, featuring skeptical magical tattooist Dakota Frost facing a plague of lethal magic graffiti in an alternate Atlanta. Oh, and there are werecats, math, and sexy vampires trying to drink frappucinos. Available at http://amzn.com/1611940133 if you would like to read it. :-)

  96. Thanks for the opportunity, John.

    My debut YA Fantasy novel, Peril Beyond the Waterfall, was published in November 2011 in electronic format. Eligible for Best Novel in both Nebula and Hugo Awards.


  97. Best Related Work (Hugo): “Thalia’s Musings: A Snag in the Tapestry”.

    A Snag in the Tapestry is the complete first volume of my original fantasy webseries, Thalia’s Musings. At about 85,000 words, it is a full-length novel published in serial form. All installments were published in 2011.


    – Amethyst Marie

  98. Greetings from Seth Adam Sher!

    if there’s a category for radio theatre/audio drama works:

    1. The Martian Chronicles (unabridged)
    performed by The Colonial Radio Theatre
    compiled and edited by myself, completed in in March and out for consumption June 2011 by Brilliance Audio.

    2. Logan’s Run – Last Day
    performed by The Colonial Radio Theatre
    compiled and edited by yours truly, completed in May and out for consumption July 2011 by Brilliance Audio.

  99. Oh, what the heck. Here’s mine:

    “Dreams of Blood and Milk,” Ladies of Trade Town, ed Lee Martindale, January 2011
    “Beauty, or the Beast,” The Fifth Di . . . June 2011 Edition 13, #2.
    “Handyman” Fear of the Dark,ed Maria Grazia, Horror Bound Magazine, February 2011,http://www.horrorbound.com/news.

    “The Beast Erect,” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2, Meteor Press, 2011

    I will be happy to send you copies or direct you to URLs of these fictions if you email me at my earthlink dot net address (use my first and last name with no dot between). I also have a pseudonymous piece on Oysters and Chocolate, but I’m sharing the fact that I wrote that specific piece only with friends.

    Thanks to all for posting some very intriguing titles, and I hope to read as much as possible before the deadlines.

    Mary Turzillo

  100. _Beneath Ceaseless Skies_, the SFWA pro-rate fantasy ezine I edit, is eligible in the Best SemiPro Zine Hugo category.

    In 2011 we published 50 all-original stories, novelettes, and novellas and 23 audio fiction podcasts. Editor and _Locus_ reviewer Rich Horton says we publish more total fiction per year than any SF/F magazine except the big three paper digests, and that we are “a really important source of fantasy.”

    You can read our magazine at http://beneath-ceaseless-skies.com . Thanks very much for considering us.

    Scott H. Andrews
    Editor and Publisher, _Beneath Ceaseless Skies_

  101. Thank you so much for this thread, John! Wasn’t going to take advantage of it. Then I thought, “Why the heck not?” :) Submitted for your approval:

    Best Fanzine: BEGINNING OF LINE (http://beginningofline.weebly.com)
    Beginning of Line is a website devoted to fan fiction and artwork set in the world of the television show, Caprica. I’ve been editing it since January 2011, and our first story published on January 11th. Since then, we’ve had 13 writers write 18 prose stories creating a “Caprica Season 2” after the show was cancelled. Unlike other fan fiction sites, where users can post whatever stories they like, all of the stories submitted to Beginning of Line are submitted to me, and I worked with each writer to edit them. I then put the stories in an order that would make sense dramatically, trying to create a thematic through-line that would simulate watching episodes of a show. There are even “Caprica-related” ads in the middle of each “episode.” :) And each story is accompanied by a corresponding piece of fan art. As more people have come to Caprica through Netflix, etc, the site has become more important as one of the few available outlets for people who enjoy that universe. And yes, a “Caprica Season 3” is in the works!

    Best Fan Writer: TERESA JUSINO
    I write for Tor.com, and I’m not entirely sure if that qualifies as a “semiprozine.” If it does, then I’d like to suggest my posts from 2011 for consideration, all of which can be found here:

    The posts about which I’m the most proud are:
    “Moffat’s Women: Amy and Her Skirt” (3/21/11)
    “Sucker Punch, Part 2: Women, Weapons, and Self-Sacrifice” (3/29/11)
    “Dystopias Can Be Beaten: The Hunger Games As a Dystopia in the Age of New Media” (4/15/11)
    “Hermione Granger: Minority Geek Girl” (7/14/11)
    “Moffat’s Women Christmas Special: Why Madge Pwns Abigail” (12/30/11)

    Whether my Tor.com work qualifies me or not, I would also like to suggest my 3-part Caprica story at Beginning of Line for consideration:
    Safe Journey, Part 1: Hypatian’s Bluff
    Safe Journey, Part 2: Spatiu Gol
    Safe Journey, Part 3: The New Guatrau

    Lastly, my personal blog, The Teresa Jusino Experience, where I do a lot of the fan-writing I can’t do anywhere else: http://teresajusino.wordpress.com

    Thank you for your consideration!

  102. I’m really proud that a lot of C&G works – including an anthology I edited – are eligible this year. All of ’em have samples up at their pages on our website, and I’m happy to send digital copies of the novellas and novelettes to interested reviewers – just drop a line through our contact page (http://www.candlemarkandgleam.com/about/contact-us/)

    Pilgrim of the Sky by Natania Barron (http://www.candlemarkandgleam.com/store/fantasy/pilgrim-of-the-sky/)
    Hickey of the Beast by Isabel Kunkle (http://www.candlemarkandgleam.com/store/fantasy/hickey-of-the-beast/)

    The stories of the (re)Visions: Alice anthology are eligible in several categories.

    “What Aelister Found Here” by Kaye Chazan is eligible for Novella.
    “House of Cards” by Amanda Ching is eligible for Novella.
    “The World in a Thimble” by C.A. Young is eligible for Novella.

    “Knave” by Hilary Thomas is eligible for Novelette.

    Brigid Ashwood, the talent behind that phenomenal Pilgrim of the Sky cover, is eligible for Best Professional Artist.

    Thanks so much for your consideration, all!

  103. This is a very nice feature. Thanks for providing it!
    All of Daily Science Fiction’s offerings are listed by month at http://www.dailysciencefiction.com/month
    Because the list can be overwhelming, would like to note a few:
    Novelette: “Free Lunch” by Will McIntosh – http://bit.ly/oUui5g
    Short Story:
    “Standing Next to Heaven” by Terra LeMay – http://bit.ly/zj98GO
    “Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo” by Eugie Foster – http://bit.ly/qVRofk
    “Still Life” by A.C. Wise – http://bit.ly/p8bHM4
    “Volition” by Alec Austin – http://bit.ly/z9ImvA
    “And The” by Alyc Helms – bit.ly/qvI6vA
    “Forever Sixteen” by Amy Sundberg – http://bit.ly/qvI6vA
    “Say Zucchini, and Mean It” by Peter M Ball – http://bit.ly/wH1mim
    “The Wishwriter’s Wife” by Ian McHugh – http://bit.ly/oYteId
    “The Blue Room” by Jason Sanford – bit.ly/klhTRU
    “Freefall” by Eric James Stone – http://j.mp/klhTRU

    That’s still too many–and far too few. Thanks again.

  104. Thanks, John.

    “i2” by James Bannon, recently awarded a Kirkus star. Read the first chapter, see the TRAILER and/or order the book at i2thenovel.com.

    Nominate for Nebula/Hugo under Novel

  105. Hello, my name is Doug McIntosh and I have just published a military science fiction e book on amazon kindle called “Strike Destroyer.” If you go to amazon.com and do a search under my name Doug McIntosh it will come up along with a “doomer book” I also recently uploaded. It is called “Day of the Dogs” and explores how a Solar Flare would impact global society.
    This is a great web site and I thank Mr. Scalzi for allowing starving artists to promote their e books here. Blatant flattery now done I will sign off.

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