SF/F Authors/Editors/Artists/Fans 2013 Award Awareness Post
Posted on January 4, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 160 Comments
For the last couple of years, 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 2012 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.
6. One post per creator/editor, please.
So: Authors! Artists! Editors! What do you want people to keep in mind for this awards nomination season?
Also, before anyone asks, yes, if you have work eligible in the Hugo fan categories (fan writer, fan artist, fanzine, fancast) you may post about them in this thread.
Also, because it will be asked: Short stories are up to 7,500 words; novelettes are 7,501 to 17,500; novellas are 17,501 to 40,000; novels are 40k and above.
Otherwise, it’s up to you to find out whether your works are eligible for consideration this year. This is NOT the thread to ask. Do your own research, please. Google (or Bing, if you want to be crazy) is your friend.
Once again, Thanks for the opportunity, John.
Here are the debut novels first published in 2012 by Angry Robot (book are eligible for Best Novel) category, and many of the authors are eligible for consideration in the Campbell Award (Not A Hugo).
Empire State by Adam Christopher – Science Fiction
Giant Thief by David Tallerman – Fantasy
Dead Harvest by Chris F Holm – Urban Fantasy
The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle – Fantasy
vN by Madeline Ashby – Science Fiction
The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby – Fantasy
The Dead of Winter by Lee Collins – Dark Fantasy
Non-Debuts first published in 2012 by Angry Robot (eligible for Best Novel)
City of Light and Shadow by Ian Whates – Fantasy
The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar – Steampunk / Science Fiction
Carpathia by Matt Forbeck – Fantasy / Horror
Omega Point by Guy Haley – Science Fiction
Costume Not Included by Matthew Hughes – Fantasy / Superhero
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig – Urban Fantasy
Evil Dark by Justin Gustainis – Urban Fantasy
Strangeness and Charm by Mike Shevdon – Urban Fantasy
Night’s Engines by Trent Jamieson – Fantasy
The Hammer and the Blade by Paul S Kemp – Fantasy
Suited by Jo Anderton – Science Fiction
The Crown of the Usurper by Gav Thorpe – Fantasy
Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher – Fantasy / Science Fiction / Superhero
Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig – Urban Fantasy
The Wrong Goodbye by Chris F Holm – Urban Fantasy
Crown Thief by David Tallerman – Fantasy
Artwork that debuted on publications by Angry Robot in 2012
Empire State artwork by Will Staehle
Giant Thief artwork by Angelo Rinaldi
Dead Harvest artwork by Amazing15
The Alchemist of Souls artwork by Larry Rostant
vN artwork by Martin Bland
The Corpse-Rat King artwork by Nick Castle Design
The Dead of Winter artwork by Chris McGrath
City of Light and Shadow artwork by Greg Bridges
The Great Game artwork by David Frankland
Carpathia artwork by Nick Castle Design
Omega Point artwork by Neil Roberts
Costume Not Included artwork by Tom Gould
Blackbirds artwork by Joey HiFi
Evil Dark artwork by Timothy Lantz
Strangeness and Charm artwork by John Coulthart
Night’s Engines artwork by Angelo Rinaldi
The Hammer and the Blade artwork by Richard Jones
Suited artwork by Dominic Harman
The Crown of the Usurper artwork by Paul Young
Seven Wonders artwork by Will Staehle
Mockingbird artwork by Joey HiFi
The Wrong Goodbye artwork by Amazing15
Crown Thief artwork by Angelo Rinaldi
Moxyland (reissue) with new artwork by Joey HiFi
The Nekropolis Archives artwork by Steve Stone
The Knights of Breton Court artwork by Joey HiFi
Cover art for all the above can be viewed at http://angryrobotbooks.com
Kaleidotrope is a sf/fantasy/horror zine published four times a year (which I edit). Beyond the current Winter issue, which won’t be eligible for any award consideration until next year, there are four issues of short fiction and poetry from 2012 in the archives, all of which are free to read: http://www.kaleidotrope.net/archives/
[This is where I remind people to SPECIFY CATEGORIES they want their work considered in, because they may not know, for example, whether someone describing their publication as a “zine” means it’s a “fanzine” or a “semi-prozine.” — JS]
I suppose this would work: I’m writing a column on Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror history for Kirkus Reviews that I’m calling ‘A Brief History of Speculative Fiction’, and I believe that it could be nominated under the ‘Best Related Work’ Category. This has been an incredibly fun project, where I’ve been trying to delve into some of the notable creators and important figures within the genre.
In 2012, I published the following columns:
– A Meeting in Geneva: The Birth of ‘Frankenstein’
– The Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne
– Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012
– H.G. Wells and the Decline of Empires
– Jules Verne’s Moonshot
– Looking Far, Far into the Future: Olaf Stapledon
– Adapting Philip K. Dick in ‘Total Recall’ and more
– Hugo Gernsback: To Great Heights and Down Again
– Rounding out the Science Romances
– Exploring Lost Worlds: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Challenger
– A Brief History of the Vampire Novel
– Revisiting Bram Stoker’s Horror Masterpiece, ‘Dracula’
– H.P. Lovecraft and the Other
– A Kind of Fairy Tale: George MacDonald
– J.R.R. Tolkien and the Great War
– There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale
– T.H. White’s ‘Once and Future King’
The entire run can be found here: http://www.kirkusreviews.com/blog/author/andrew-liptak/
Thank you again for doing this! My best 2012 eligible work is “Immersion”, a short story which appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine in June 2012. I’ve put it up in various formats here: http://aliettedebodard.com/2013/01/03/your-obligatory-awards-eligibility-post/
My comedic urban fantasy Geekomancy is eligible for the novel category of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards (among others).
When a scruffy-looking guy storms into the shop looking for a comic like his life depends on it, snarky barista Ree Reyes writes it off as just another day in the land of the geeks. Until a gigantic “BOOM!” echoes from the alley a minute later, and Ree follows the rabbit hole down into her town’s magical flip-side. Here, astral cowboy hackers fight trolls, rubber-suited werewolves, and elegant Gothic Lolita witches while wielding nostalgia-powered props.
Ree joins Eastwood (aka Scruffy Guy), investigating a mysterious string of teen suicides as she tries to recover from her own drag-your-heart-through-jagged-glass breakup. But as she digs deeper, Ree discovers Eastwood may not be the knight-in-cardboard armor she thought. Will Ree be able to stop the suicides, save Eastwood from himself, and somehow keep her job?
Geekomancy is available for $5.99 in all ebook formats, platforms, and territories. You can sample the first three chapters for free through The Reading Room.
Thanks as always for this opportunity, John.
My young adult science fiction novels FAIR COIN and QUANTUM COIN (Pyr Books) were published in 2012 and thus both are eligible for SFWA’s Andre Norton Award for Science Fiction for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy; to avoid splitting votes, I’m suggesting if people want to nominate these works, they focus on FAIR COIN.
Because FAIR COIN is a science fiction novels, it would also be eligible for the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel. And since it’s also my first professional sale, I am also eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
You can find out about my books at http://quantumcoin.com
Thanks for your consideration!
I am not a good little self-promotion engine most of the time and it makes me feel sort of weird and guilty to be all BUY MY BOOK, but hey. My Lightspeed story from February, Her Words Like Hunting Vixens Spring, is eligible for the Short Story categories in both the Hugos and the Nebulas. I’m less concerned with that, though, and more with simply having more people read it. It’s fantasy, so if that makes you throw up in your mouthparts a little you might want to avoid.
Thanks in advance, guys and dolls.
Thank you for this post!
For consideration, Chicks Unravel Time, edited by myself and L.M. Myles, in the Best Related Work category. This volume gathered 34 women from across the globe to each examine, with a feminist eye, each season of Doctor Who from it’s beginning in 1963 through the current Series Six. Amazing writers such as Barbara Hambly, Diana Gabaldon, Seanan McGuire, Aliette de Bodard, Una McCormack, Martha Wells, Juliet McKenna, and Rachel Swirsky each take a fresh look at this iconic series. The contributors to this volume are fantastic and it would be an honor to have them recognized with a nomination.
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Chicks-Unravel-Time-Journey-Through/dp/1935234129
I had two short stories come out this year, written with Tobias S. Buckell:
“Jungle Walkers,” readable for free on io9, from the John Joseph Adams edited anthology Armored.
“The Found Girl,” also readable for free, published in Clarkesworld Magazine.
Thanks, John, for this opportunity.
I’d like to nominate the second volume in my Children of the White Lions series, Prophecy.
It’s YA/Epic fantasy (it sort of spans the YA/Adult readership) and is the sequel to Progeny, which has been floating around the top 20 top-rated Historical Fantasy and Epic Fantasy categories at Amazon for a while now. Prophecy was published in late September, 2012. I’m currently an indie author, but I’m getting ready to make a decision on an agent. Not sure if that disqualifies me for awards or not.
You can find details on the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Prophecy-Children-White-Lions-ebook/dp/B009FR9POG
I would have also liked to nominate Triumph Over Tragedy, a charity anthology I put together, edited, and to which I also contributed a story. All the money raised from sales is going to Hurricane Sandy relief. Authors in it: Elizabeth Bear, Mark Lawrence, Robert Silverberg, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Tobias Buckell, Timothy Zahn, Michael Stackpole, Michael J. Sullivan, Jean Rabe , Philip Athans, and over thirty more. But, alas, it will not be published until January 8th, 2013.
Details about it can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16138623-triumph-over-tragedy
I publish an SF/F fan publication that in 2012 included a traditional-style fanzine and a website http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com. The website includes video and audio presentations, most of which are interviews (a complete list of interviews can be found here http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/title-index/, note that these date back to 2010, only about 40 interviews were conducted in 2012). These interviews include Australian and international authors, actors and musicians whose music I feel falls under the category of storytelling, with at least some of their songs being SFy. To date the most popular interviews are with Bruce Boxleitner, Charles Martinet (Mario & Luigi), Joe Abercrombie, Christopher Heyerdahl, two of the Almighty Johnsons etc.
ART: I’ve drawn a few SFF-related pics I’ve put up this year. This includes “Through the Looking Class: Being Schooled by the SMoFs” http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/through-the-looking-class-being-schooled-by-the-smofs/, “A Troll too Far” http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/a-troll-too-far/, and the more traditional fan-drawing of Zhaan from Farscape just because I received copic markers for Christmas so I was testing them out (first copic marker drawing ever) http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/zhaan-from-farscape/.
I’ve written reviews, I’ve blogged about various aspects of SFF-dom and generally followed my energy.
A number of other people review SFF books for Dark Matter: all reviews published since the website started on 29 April 2012 are here http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/category/review/ along with a few key reviews from prior to that time. All previous reviews can be found in the original fanzine http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/publications/
A number of SFF personalities have been guest bloggers on my website, their blogs can be found here http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/category/guest-blog/.
The “Items Received” column found at the top of the home page and in its entirety here http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/category/received/ is allegedly written by my cat Smokey after she photo bombed some books. Smokey deigns to allow me to channel her for this purpose. And no, Redshirts never arrived although Hachette told me it would come :*( The parcel may have gone missing in the post, it wouldn’t be the first time.
I hope you enjoy.
Two fantasy pieces this year: a short story, “Habemus Papam,” which appeared in Night Terrors II, and a novelette, “Sirens,” which appeared in Love and Darker Passions. I can’t publish them anywhere yet, but legitimate nominators can feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a look at either or both.
I had three stories appear in F&SF this past year.
“Scrap Dragon,” a short story.
“Liberty’s Daughter,” a novelette.
“High Stakes,” a novelette.
Thank you, John, for letting us share.
I had over a dozen original short stories published in 2012 and the strongest, perhaps, is:
‘The Miracle on Tau Prime’ in Daily Science Fiction
It is eligible in the short story category. Also. this is my 2nd year of eligibility for the Campbell.
I’m also eligible in the Editor: Short Form category for Unidentified Funny Objects, an anthology of humor SF which features stories from great writers like Mike Resnick, Ken Liu, Jody Lynn Nye, Lavie Tidhar and many more:
Thanks for this again! My eligible works are as follows:
Best Related Work:
Chicks Dig Comics (Co-editor)
Chicks Unravel Time (I’m a contributor; the editors, Deborah Stanish and L.M. Myles would be the nominees.)
Best Editor, Short Form:
My work on Apex Magazine and Chicks Dig Comics
The SF Squeecast, where I get excited about awesome SF/F stuff monthly with Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, Catherynne M. Valente, and Seanan McGuire.
The only thing I’m hoping for this year is to make the short list for the Parsec Awards in the category of Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form) for “The Cross of Columba” a short story and podcast that I did for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. You can find the podcast of the story here: http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/2012/10/30/podcast-volume2-seven/, and the short story itself is available on Kindle. It is also available at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, but I don’t want to overload this post with links.
The Parsec Awards are for best in speculative fiction podcasting. Nominations for this year haven’t opened yet, and the categories may change when they do.
Thanks for the opportunity, John!
In 2012 I had two novels published, both of which are eligible for the Best Novel categories of the Nebula Awards, the Hugo Awards, the British Science Fiction Association Awards, and the Sir Julius Vogel Awards (run by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand – I am a New Zealand citizen, so am eligible for nomination).
The two novels published in 2012 were EMPIRE STATE (my debut novel; January 2012), and SEVEN WONDERS (September 2012). Both are from Angry Robot and edited by Lee Harris, and both are best categorised as science fiction.
EMPIRE STATE was my first professional sale, so I am also in my first year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and the Best New Talent category of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards.
I’ve put up a page of info and links on my site here to make nominations easier:
Regarding the Sir Julius Vogel Awards, although nominees must be New Zealand citizens or residents, anybody can nominate regardless of location, nationality or membership of the SFFANZ.
[This is where I remind people to SPECIFY CATEGORIES they want their work considered in, because they may not know, for example, whether someone describing their publication as a “zine” means it’s a “fanzine” or a “semi-prozine.” — JS]
This is a very fair point…and I’m actually not entirely sure. I’ve always paid contributors to Kaleidotrope, and starting in 2012 that rate went up to a cent a word for fiction, so I suppose semiprozine is the correct category. That said, it’s also always been something of a loss-making hobby, albeit one I take very seriously.
My only eligible short fiction for 2012 is a very short story, “Wing,” which appeared in the last issue of Strange Horizons to come out last year.
My eligible work, part one:
My fantasy short story “The Scorn of the Peregrinator” was published in November at Beneath Ceaseless Skies and has had many kinds words spoken about it: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/the-scorn-of-the-peregrinator/.
My strongest short story of the year is “Feed Me the Bones of Our Saints” in Strange Horizons. It was published in 2 parts; here are the links to both:
part 1: http://strangehorizons.com/2012/20120709/saints-f.shtml
part 2: http://strangehorizons.com/2012/20120716/saints-f.shtml
Thanks for this post, John!
My young adult fantasy novel VESSEL (Simon & Schuster / McElderry) is eligible for SFWA’s Andre Norton Award. Here’s the brief description:
In a desert land where serpents made of unbreakable glass fly through the sky and wolves made of only sand hunt within storms, Liyana is destined to be a vessel, to sacrifice herself so her clan’s goddess can inhabit her body… but her goddess never comes.
For more information, please visit http://www.sarahbethdurst.com/Vessel.htm
Thank you for your consideration!
My eligible work, part two:
My regular column at SF Signal, “The Bellowing Ogre,” puts me in the running for Best Fan Writer: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/category/columns/the-bellowing-ogre/ . I have also written reviews and participated in Mind Melds at the site. I also humbly put SF Signal up for Best Fanzine.
A reminder to folks that I want you to post only once, please. It makes it easier for the people reading, and also shows you know how to follow directions.
The pro-rate fantasy zine I edit, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, published a bunch of great fantasy short fiction in 2012. Here are a few of our best-reviewed pieces: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/2013/01/04/2013-hugo-award-nominations-open/
BCS itself is eligible for the Hugo for Best Semiprozine. In 2012 we published 55 original stories and 22 podcast episodes. Rich Horton of Locus said BCS is “a very important source of fantasy” and Lois Tilton of Locus online said we are “a premier venue for fantastic fiction, not just online but for all media.” Our podcast was a Finalist for the 2012 Parsec Award, and last year we were within one Hugo nomination of making the Best Semiprozine finalist ballot.
Thanks very much to all interested in considering us and our stories!
I’ve got two short stories that are eligible.
The first is a dark historical fantasy called “A House Divided”, about a young maid servant and her lovers. It was published in Lacuna.
The second is a science fiction short story called “The Devil’s Hat”. It was published in Interstellar Fiction and follows a man on the run from assassin priests in post-World War 3 Japan.
Thank you for your consideration. And thank you to John for doing this.
Assuming (hey, this is 2013) that serialization on Facebook to my 5,00 Facebook friends and 450+ subscribers constitute “publication” than my most significant publication in science fiction for 2012 would be: Batshit Crazy: Bangkok psychiatrist has frustrating emails with madman in Ho Chi Minh City, reacts to parents’ divorce, enjoys opera “World Soul”. It finished at Gone with the Wind length: 1,251 pages comprising 295,700 words. To write it I read an English translation of 1960s Russian novel “World Soul”. to make adaptation to fictional Opera, as well as the fictional Opera “Timothy Leary’s Dead”; read a dozen books about Bangkok and Thailand, Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam. Read a dozen books about history of psychiatry. And delved VERY deeply into three related questions:
(1) How do I know if I’m dreaming?
(2) How do I know if I’m in a simulation?
(3) How do I know if I’m a character in a novel?
The last sentence is spoken by the ghost of Mary Shelley, after things get ontologically weird from the protagonist shooting a quantum gun at the emailing loon, collapsing his wavefunction, and getting “Matrix” and “13th Floor” problems. I’m polishing my query letter to Random House today, as this is the 2nd longest novel I’ve written of the 14 done in the past 3 years, and is both genuine Science Fiction (whose characters know canonical novels and films), a novel of ideas, and a metafiction.
I write short stories and poetry. I have a number of poems that are eligible for the SFPA 2013 Rhysling Award. They can be found at http://www.dennislanebooks.com/rhysling-2013-eligible-poems/4572357442
[same post, correcting digit slip]: 5,000 Facebook friends.
I appreciate the opportunity, Mister Scalzi. It makes me feel a bit dirty to pimp my work…
…but as it turns out, I like to feel dirty. ON TO IT, THEN.
I published two novels this year with Angry Robot, BLACKBIRDS and MOCKINGBIRD, both featuring the adventures of a young woman named Miriam Black who can see how people are going to die by touching them. In the novels, life and death, fate and free will intersect with troubling implications. (Editor: Lee Harris; covers by Joey Hi-Fi.)
Both are eligible, I believe, for Best Novel categories.
As I am in my first two years of publishing, I also believe I’m available for the John W. Campbell Best New Writer award.
Thanks again for the opportunity!
*hops off the stage before embarrassing self further*
— Chuck Wendig
I’m the producer/host of “The Incomparable,” a weekly podcast that critiques and analyzes works of SF and other genres. We cover TV, movies, books, comics, video games, and cultural topics. We’re also pretty funny, if I do say so myself.
The Incomparable won the Parsec Award for best Speculative Fiction Fan or New Podcast (General) in 2012 and we would also be eligible for the Best Fancast Hugo Award.
A couple good sample episodes would be:
My eligible work for 2012 is the short story “Incomplete Proofs” published in the anthology Bloody Fabulous. For the Nebulas, I’ve asked the publisher (via the editor) to post all the eligible stories from the anthology to the SFWA site. (Obviously, my story also eligible for a Hugo, but I think all I can do there is suggest you read the anthology.)
In addition, this sale started my Campbell clock. This year and next year, I’m eligible for the Campbell (Not a Hugo!) Award.
Thank you very much for doing this.
My novel INK (published by Crossed Genres Publications in October 2012) is eligible in the best novel category, and for my short story “La Gorda and the City of Silver” (which appeared in the anthology Fat Girl in a Strange Land in February 2012) is eligible in the best short story category. A link to my blog post on Following the Lede is here: http://followingthelede.blogspot.com/2013/01/ink-and-la-gorda-and-city-of-silver-are.html
Thanks to our gracious host for this thread. My SF novel Pirates of Mars is eligible for Hugo and Nebula consideration. The first three chapters are available at the link, and eligible nominators can contact me at cgerrib (at) comcast dot net for an electronic version of the work. Our host also allowed me to use one of his Big Idea slots to discuss the work.
I have 3 eligible short stories this year:
The Jade Tiger – Penumbra, March 2012
Entangled – Specutopia, July 13, 2012
Comes the Huntsman – Strange Horizons, July 2, 2012 (http://strangehorizons.com/2012/20120702/huntsman-f.shtml)
Feel free to contact me at katsuhiro at gmail dot com if you’d like to have a look at the two stories that aren’t available online. I’ll be posting Entangled on my blog on Valentine’s day.
Thank you for your consideration. :-)
Thanks John Scalzi!
My fantasy novella, “Ouroboros”, from Booktrope, is eligilbe for Hugo and Nebula consideration in the novella category. If you like quick witted assassins, magic and undead, you’ll like “Ouroboros”.
Eligible nominators can contact me at turkel.christopher (at) gmail dot com for electronic version of the novella.
You can also buy it in print and ebook editions from Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Ouroboros-Thomas-Xuelition-Volume-ebook/dp/B0089FAR9W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357312220&sr=8-2&keywords=christopher+Turkel
My novelette “Something There Is,” published in the anthology Substitution Cipher by Candlemark and Gleam is eligible for the Hugo. It’s an alternate history spy story about a high school girl who can hear the voice of the city of Berlin and is forcibly recruited into the Stasi.
You can buy the anthology directly from the publisher in e- or print format, as well as from the major online distributors.
My best eligible work “Barry’s Tale,” awaits your Hugo and Nebula consideration in the Novella category. I’ve put it up in various formats here: http://j.mp/BarryWhatever
“Barry’s Tale” appeared in my new collection Buffalito Buffet from Hadley Rille Books in November 2012.
And finally, as a small press publisher who is himself published by another small press, I’d just like to say “thanks” for providing this exposure. Works coming from a small press can rarely compete with big presses when it comes to publicity and print runs, which makes it that much harder to get read. And if you’re not read, you’re not going to get votes.
My debut novel (YA horror/Science Fiction) HENRY FRANKS is eligible for the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards in the novel category (also YA and/or debut novelist). Booklist, in a starred review, called HENRY FRANKS ‘the thinking teen’s horror choice of the year’ and more on the book can be found at http://www.henry-franks.com. Also, the book was fortunate enough to appear as a Big Idea here on Whatever: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/09/11/the-big-idea-peter-adam-salomon/
And, as always, thanks to John for all he does to support other authors!!!
Hello, everyone. I published several things this year, but for award consideration, I’d like to suggest my story, “Titanium Soul” in the June 2012 Analog. It has had some nice reviews, was a Locus “recommended” story, and totally panders to cat-loving readers. I call it my “heartwarming sociopath story.” Happy 2013! Email me cathshaffer (at) gmail (dot) com if you need help getting a copy of it.
My name is Paul Weimer. (@princejvstin on twitter. Perhaps you’ve heard of me?) I am eligible for Best Fan Writer for my work on SF Signal, the Functional Nerds, Skiffy and Fanty, and elsewhere. I write book reviews, do Mind Melds, interviews, columns, essays and more:
Electric Velocipede is speculative fiction magazine and a former Hugo Award winner for Best Fanzine. We transitioned from being a print magazine to an online magazine in 2011 and are currently moving to a quarterly publication schedule.
This past year we published issues #24 and #25 (two novelettes and 15 short stories). We have a post on our site that details all our content’s eligibility:
All the stories are available online, but I can provide people who are eligible to nominate/vote in the awards with copies of the issues formatted for your favorite e-reader.
I’m eligible for the Campbell Award & Nebula award. My favorite shorts stories for 2012 are
Hire Education (http://www.grantvillegazette.com/articles/Hire_Education)
Eavesdropping at the Keyhole to Forever. (http://www.grantvillegazette.com/articles/Eavesdropping_at_the_Keyhole_to_Forever)
I’ll be reading as many things off this thread as I can.
If you’re also reading, I’d appreciate if you considered my short story “Lion Dance,” published in Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2012 and podcast on Escape Pod at Halloween. Podcast and story text are both located here:
Thanks, John! As it turns out, I’ve got eligible work in three categories this year:
• Too Small for Tall, my humorous SF novel and the sequel to the equally funny No Small Bills, is eligible for Best Novel: http://www.crazy8press.com/our-books/duckbob/too-small-for-tall/
• For This Is Hell, the historical dark fantasy I wrote with Steven Savile, is eligible for Best Novella: http://www.crazy8press.com/our-books/for-this-is-hell/
• Knightstar: Knight of the Starborne, my science fiction action-adventure tale, is eligible for the SFWA Andre Norton Award: http://tinyurl.com/a4upo2k
My novel, The Returning, from Diminish Media, is eligible in Best Novel. http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/writings/the-returning-the-saga-of-davi-rhii-book-2/ This is book 2 of a space opera series for which the first book earned Honorable Mention on B&N Book Club’s Year’s Best SF of 2011 alongside Scalzi and others.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat SFFWRTCHT, the twitter chat, and interview series seen at Suvudu, Grasping For The Wind, and SFSignal is eligible for Best Fan Writer as well http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/sffwrtcht/sffwrtcht-the-column/ SFFWRTCHT is free and has been around for 2 years this past December. We have interviewed some of the top writers, editors, podcasters and others in this business (see the link list) about writing, craft, genre and more and allow fans to ask them questions along with us every Wednesday on Twitter.
Here is goes:
What I did this year:
Novel: Kitty Steals the Show (10th in the series)
“Astrophilia,” in Clarkesworld (http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/vaughn_07_12/) (This is set in the same world as my 2011 Hugo-nominated short story “Amaryllis.”)
“The Arcane Art of Misdirection,” in the anthology Hex Appeal, ed. P.N. Elrod
“Harry and Marlowe and the Talisman of the Cult of Egil,” in Lightspeed (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/harry-and-marlowe-and-the-talisman-of-the-cult-of-egil/)
“Don Quixote,” in anthology Armored, ed. John Joseph Adams
“Now Purple with Love’s Wound,” in anthology Brave New Love, ed. Paula Guran
Thank you for your consideration!
Howdy, all. My novel THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON is on Best of 2012 lists @ io9, Barnes and Noble, Geek Magazine, and a slew of other places. Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal all gave it starred reviews, and NPR called it “Lord of the Rings meets the Arab Spring.” It’s eligible (in the Best Novel category) for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Thanks!
Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Throne-Crescent-Moon-Kingdoms/dp/0756407788
Book page: http://www.saladinahmed.com/wordpress/the-books
Thanks, as always, for doing this, John.
I’ve got a post detailing all of the eligible works I’m involved with from 2012 on my blog, at http://www.johnjosephadams.com/2012/12/hugo-awards-nomination-period-now-open-free-stuff-for-worldcon-members. If you go there, there’s also info on how you can get free digital copies of all the material I published in 2012 if you’re a Hugo voter.
The list on my blog is fairly long, and involves many different authors and stories, so I won’t repeat it all here. But for me personally, I’m eligible for Best Editor, Short Form, and my magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare are eligible for Best Semiprozine, and my podcast The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy is eligible for Best Related Work.
Conveniently, I just put together a post on my blog to summarize all this. But for those who don’t feel like clicking over, I’ve got three eligible works:
Short Story: “Valedictorian”, a 5700-word story published in the (amazing, if I do say so myself) YA dystopian anthology After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, edited by Datlow and Windling.
Novels: The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun, both out in May and June of 2012 from Orbit Books. If you gotta pick one, I’d prefer the first one get nominated.
I am eligible with a novelette that led the Analog October 2012 issue, “The Liars.”
Thanks for leaving this space for us to shout in, John. I have a few things I’m pimping. Namely:
Best Novel: The Straits of Galahesh
For anyone interested, I have a post in which I give details on how eligible Hugo (or Nebula) voters can get a copy of the book.
Best Editor, Long Form: Not me, but my editor, Ross Lockhart
Best Fancast: Speculate, the Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans. I run Speculate with my cohort in crime, Gregory Wilson.
Mr. Scalzi, I appreciate this opportunity to promote my work.
My short story, “Lucky” is eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards for best short story. It’s about a guy who has to break a terrible streak of bad luck before it culminates in him losing an eye. Lois Tilton found it rather funny [http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2012/11/lois-tilton-reviews-short-fiction-late-november-3/#stps201211] (it’s about halfway down the page).
You can buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Stupefying-Stories-November-2012-ebook/dp/B00AAPC1CU%3FSubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dflatwave-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00AAPC1CU
Or if you don’t have access to the publication but would like a copy of the story for free, contact me at williamtferris [at] gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send one.
My short story, “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” which was original to the collection that came out last year, Near+Far, is eligible for Hugo or Nebula short story category. I’ve put the story up on my blog in both textual and audio form here:
Thanks for putting up this post, John. I gleaned a lot of interesting reading out of it last year and by the looks of things, will be doing so again!
Danke, Herr Scalzi, for providing this space.
What I think is my best story published this year is “Marley and Cratchit”, in the Short Story category, published at Escape Pod on December 20, 2012, available for free in both text and audio.
I have the following stories eligible in the Short Story category of the Hugos and Nebulas, and the two fantasy pieces (labeled as such below) are eligible for the World Fantasy Award in the same category.
“The Three Feats of Agani” – Fantasy, 4900 words. Appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, July 2012. Also available as a podcast at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
“Transfer of Ownership” – Science Fiction, 1900 words. Appeared in Armored, published by Baen, February 2012. Available to read at Wired.com. Also available as a podcast from the Drabblecast.
“My Mother’s Body” – Science Fiction, 1200 words. Appeared in Daily Science Fiction, October 2012.
“This Rough Magic” – Fantasy, 1250 words. Appeared in Daily Science Fiction, April 2012.
Thanks for doing this, John!
Thanks for the space, John!
I have one published work, eligible in the Short Story category for both Hugos and Nebulas:
“Erzulie Dantor,” published in Apex Magazine, November 2012. http://www.apex-magazine.com/erzulie-dantor/
It’s a dark fantasy/occult story inspired in part by my sister-in-law’s trip to Haiti after the quake there.
Thanks, John! My eligible works are:
Glamour in Glass (Tor)
“The Lady Astronaut of Mars” — Rip-off! (Audible)
“Mecury Retrograde” — Willful Impropriety: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal, and Romance
“Ginger Stuyvesant and the Case of Eastwood Abbey” — TM Magazine
“Weaving Dreams” — Apex
“The White Phoenix Feather” — Fireside Magazine
Writing Excuses Season 7
(Just as a note: Due to the way the Hugo rules are worded, the podcast Writing Excuses is ineligible as fancast because we get paid.)
Thank you for the invitation to post in this thread.
My story “Scraps” was published by Daily Science Fiction in October of 2012 and is eligible for both the Hugo and Nebula Short Story awards as well as the World Fantasy Award for short story.
Thank you very much for doing this, sir!
My Hugo/Nebula/Bram Stoker Award eligible short fiction:
Glass Boxes and Clockwork Gods in Electric Velocipede
They Make of You a Monster in Beneath Ceaseless Skies
A Handful of Glass, a Sky without Stars in Daily Science Fiction
And Down Will Come Baby, Madmen and All in Buzzy Mag
Scarred in Fireside Magazine*
To Be Undone of Such Small Things in Daily Science Fiction
And When the Innocence Falls to the Floor in Penumbra eMag*
In Her Arms of Dresden Pale in Daily Science Fiction
When She is Empty in Daily Science Fiction
*Stories are not available online. Please email me at email@example.com for review copies.
My debut novel, Ink, released in December 2012 from Samhain Horror, is eligible for the Bram Stoker Award in the category of First Novel
And I’m in my second year of eligibility for the Campbell Award
Thanks, as always, John. My novelette “The Telling” appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #109, and is eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. It got a “recommended” from Locus.
My short story, “The Butcher of Londinium”, is eligible for the 2012 Nebula and Hugo Awards. It was published in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show Issue 29 (July/August 2012).
If you’re a SFWA member, the story is also available for download from the SFWA forums here.
I’m in my 1st year of eligibility for the Campbell Award.
Thanks for providing this shout out space!
Thank you, John. My strongest works of the year are:
“Good Hunting” (Strange Horizons, short story).
“The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” (Lightspeed, short story).
“The Waves” (Asimov’s, novelette) (story not available online, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy, please).
“All the Flavors” (GigaNotoSaurus, novella).
And finally, my post on my eligible stories and recommendations of other stories, in case you want to see more.
Thanks for the opportunity, John! I have one work eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards:
The Tainted City (Night Shade Books), second in my Shattered Sigil series
I am also in my 2nd year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell award.
My debut novel, 300 Miles to Galveston, was published Dec 18 and became a top ten book on Amazon in science fiction adventure in its second week. :) http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AQO9LW8/
My latest science fiction novel is “Revision 7: DNA” (I’ve had a few short stories published, too. The most recent in Nebo magazine out of Arkansas Tech University. I’m also a Pushcart nominee this year.) The book just got a great review in The Alternative magazine. — Probably good for a Hugo or Nebula.
Here’s the back cover copy from Rev 7: Time traveling robots, a walking medical experiment turned detective genius, and a kidnapped psychic combine in a story that will tear at your heart and get your adrenaline pumping.
When it comes to investigating missing objects, Neil Altman stands out. After all, his parents severed the two halves of his brain when he was a child and then trained him to use each half independently. The problem is that he doesn’t believe in time machines, so Dr. Eric Steffenbraun’s project, stolen or not, already sounds far-fetched.
Video is hard to deny, but Neil isn’t sure if the beings coming through the time machine are humans with masks or illegal humanoid robots. Besides, Dr. Steffenbraun could have faked the video if he feared the project was about to be cancelled.
Neil’s wife, Mavra, is a well-known psychic in the area, and believes that Neil could be in danger. Knowing how she can get involved even when asked not to, he includes her in on the investigation. His plan is to keep her out of harm’s way. That is until she’s kidnapped.
Miles away from Neil and the time machine, Fenny is trained to think on his own. He’s a utility robot with little understanding of what’s going on around him except what Dr. Smedley Klein has taught him—for now. Things are about to change for Fenny once Revision 7 is installed.
And here’s a link to the book’s Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Revision-7-DNA-Terry-Persun/dp/1935961500
My young adult science fiction novel STARTERS (Random House Children’s Books) debuted in 2012 and is eligible for SFWA’s Andre Norton Award for Science Fiction for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
The story is set in a future Los Angeles where desperate teens rent out their bodies so seniors can be young again. Starters is also eligible for the Nebula and Hugo Award for Best Novel. And since it’s my first professional sale, I’m also eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
It’s been on several Best YA and YA science fiction lists of 2012, including B&N, LAPL, Chicago Public Library and was a bestseller internationally. More at http://www.LissaPrice.com
Thanks for your consideration and thanks to John for being so generous.
Thanks for this, John!
My eligible short story is “The Paradise Aperture” which won the gold award in Writers of the Future Vol.28. I’m also in my first year of eligibility for the Campbell Award.
Beyond purchasing the antho, my story isn’t available digitally yet—but keep an eye out for Stupefying Stories presents The 2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology that M. David Blake is putting together. Should be available in February for free on Amazon, B&N, etc.
FYI: If you’re a writer who is eligible for the Campbell this year and want to participate in the Anthology, check out: http://bit.ly/Z3d0S1
Being a second grade teacher, balancing time with the artist side of me is always a challenge, but I try! Last year I was blessed with a nomination for the Hugo Award in the Best Fan Artist category, the first jewelry person to be nominated in this category.
I am eligible for the Best Fan Artist category in the Hugo Awards this year as well. Most of my pieces are one of a kind work that reflect science fiction and fantasy themes, and can be found at conventions I attend. Last year I was requested to do a piece of jewelry based on Rowena’s work. That can be found at my Flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9387183@N07/8346085171/in/photostream
My website isn’t quite up-to-date, but people will get a sense of the quality of jewelry I do if they visit http://www.springtimecreations.com
I’m looking forward to adding to my body of work, and hoping that this will be another fantastic year!
For 2012 my best work would be “I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee” in The Book of Cthulhu 2. Among other eligibilities, it’s on the recommended reading list for the Stoker. You can listen to a quick 12 minute podcast of it here:
Or read the text on the Baen ebook website here:
Thanks as always John.
Hi, I’m Sam, and publish/edit the semiprozine Bull Spec, which is supposedly quarterly, but managed just one issue in 2012, issue #7: http://bullspec.com/issues/bull-spec-7/
I would like to raise for your consideration for Best Fan Artist:
* Angi Shearstone, for the awesome Gearaffe cover (she has other nice work in 2012 as well)
* Jason Strutz for two interior illustrations in the issue including a great 2-page spread for Inseperables’ War which is available in the free PDF preview, as well as his illustration for Complications of the Flesh (also in the preview), as well as being the illustrator for the serialized graphic novel (and also his other work not for me in 2012)
I would like to raise for your consideration for Best Short Story:
* The Gearaffe Who Didn’t Tick by D. K. Thompson
* Complications of the Flesh by Jason Erik Lundberg
* Inseperables’ War by Stephanie Ricker (a short story you can read in its entirety in the free PDF preview)
* Fish Eyes by Natania Barron
* When Dreams Wake by Jason K. Chapman
I would like to raise for your consideration for Best Fan Writer:
* Paul Kincaid, for many excellent reviews and interviews, both for me and elsewhere
* John H. Stevens, for many excellent pieces of criticism, both for me and elsewhere
* Jeremy L.C. Jones, for many excellent non-fiction pieces, both for me and elsewhere
* Rich Horton, ditto
* Preston Grassmann, ditto
* Joseph Giddings, ditto
* Nick Mamatas, ditto
And I’m not sure if this is at all what you mean, so lovingly mallet it if it is not, but: I did film this entry for Best Dramatic Short Film, which is of award-winning sf author John Kessel, dressed as Galadriel, at the cinemas to watch The Hobbit, singing Leonard Nimoy’s “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”, in late 2012:
Best Related Work (or some appropriate category).
My John Scalzi’s Blog song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqhhLBucELU
Music and performance by me, lyrics by Steven Brust http://dreamcafe.com/2012/08/21/john-scalzis-blog/
I’m Beth Cato, author of many fantasy and science fiction works, baker of yummy cookies. I am most heavily promoting two of my short stories:
– “Overlap,” in the anthology Cucurbital 3, from Paper Golem; doc, rtf, and pdf for SFWA members, in the docs section at Codex writers, or you can email me for the file (Beth.L.Cato at gmail.com)
– “Red Dust and Dancing Horses,” Stupefying Stories Issue 1.5 (March 2012); available in epub, mobi, and pdf for SFWA members, in the docs section at Codex writers, or you can email me for the file (Beth.L.Cato at gmail.com)
Thank you kindly for your consideration, and thanks to John for this opportunity.
Thank you for this!
*Short story: “Sojourn for Ephah,” IGMS issue 30.
It can be found here: http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com/cgi-bin/mag.cgi?do=issue&vol=i30&article=_001
*Novelette: “Rats Will Run,” Mirror Shards Volume 2 anthology.
The anthology can be found at blackmoonbooks.com, and the story will also be appearing in Stupefying Stories presents: The 2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology, which will be available through http://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/
Short Story: “They Shall Falter Against the Stone I Become”
My novel LIBRIOMANCER is eligible for best novel.
I’m eligible for Best Editor Short Form (first-time nominee in this category last year). I edit Clarkesworld Magazine, which is eligible for Best Semiprozine (two-time winner). The appropriate categories for the stories we published last year can be found here: http://neil-clarke.com/clarkesworld-magazine-2012-award-eligibility/
I’m such an old fart that I remember when older SFWAns would become angry at receiving free copies of stuff for Nebula consideration because campaigning was Just Not Done. But apparently that has gone the way of a gentleman never using more than the customary charge of powder in his dueling pistol, or not wearing the severed hands of your enemies on your armor after Michaelmas, so here goes …
John Barnes, LOSERS IN SPACE, Viking Young Adult, April 2012. Definitely hard sf., definitely YA, a novel by pretty much anyone’s rules. I’m rather proud of this one and if other people were to like it and nominate it, I would be pleased rather than surprised. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0670061565
John Barnes, RAISE THE GIPPER!, Metrocles House (my self-pub operation, named because if you read up on Metrocles, you will notice that the words ancient, Cynic, and fart all come up, so I figured anyone looking for him would find me). April 2012. Fantasy/political satire, novel length (about 72,000 words) but really a piece of 2012 campaign ephemera, involving zombie Ronald Reagan, the Elder Gods, divine intervention, and evil space bats. Not actually very good but reasonably funny. And hey, things that were not actually very good have been known to win awards before. And maybe there’s some obscure award for reasonably funny fantasy out there or something. tinyurl.com/RaiseGipperSample
John Barnes, “Swift as a dream and fleeting as a sigh,” short story in Edge of Infinity (Jonathan Strahan, editor, and the collection and Jonathan ought to get some nominations even if the story doesn’t). Solaris, November 2012. Kind of old-school and a bit William-Tennish, which I happen to like, and perhaps some of you will. And even if you don’t there are quite a number of other stories in the antho worthy of your award-nominating attention. http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Infinity-Alastair-Reynolds/dp/1781080569
And in the spirit of many guys now dead, whom I miss, I shall now go off to repent in sackcloth and ashes.
I’m a debut author from Ireland, published by WiDo Publishing in Salt Lake City.
My first novel, Locked Within, is an urban fantasy most likely eligible for the Hugo Awards.
My own details can be found at http://paulanthonyshortt.blogspot.com, and details of my book can be found both there and at my publisher’s website here: http://widopublishing.com/locked-within-by-paul-anthony-short/
Thanks for the chance to do this! Though self-promotion always makes me squirmy BUT I WILL SOLDIER ON. I have four eligible things:
“Iron Ladies, Iron Tigers” in Clarkesworld #70 – http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/moraine_07_12
“The Scarred Utopian Takes a Wife” in Jabberwocky #14 – http://www.jabberwocky-magazine.com/?p=120
“Invasives” in The Journal of Unlikely Entomology #4 – http://www.grumpsjournal.com/jue4/stories/jue4-moraine.html
“The Cloak of Isis” in Scheherazade’s Facade: Fantastical Tales of Gender Bending, Cross-Dressing, and Transformation – http://www.amazon.com/Scheherazades-Facade-ebook/dp/B009YZWX3E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352230947
I was fortunate enough to have a short story published in a 2012 anthology called UnCONventional (published by Spencer Hill Press). The idea is that each story is about what happens behind the scenes at science fiction conventions.
My story is called “Escalation is Academic.” It is one of a series of short stories that I have written that takes place after all matter in the universe at all levels of organization (from the smallest sub-atomic particles to, well, the universe itself) has become conscious; the main character is an object psychologist named Antonio Van der Whall. My story takes place at an academic conference. (Although sci fi conventions dominate, the concept for the anthology was expanded to include any large group of people, so, for instance, one story is about werewolves meeting at a dog show and another has sea creatures attacking a ship on which a group of photographers is vacationing.)
The anthology is a tremendous amount of fun, with any number of stories that are deserving of award consideration.
Mr. John Scalzi has already pimped his own fabulous story from the Audible.com original anthology RIP-OFF! (edited by the inimitable Gardner Dozois). And I see that Ms. Mary Robinette Kowal has done the same for her story. So let’s just take care of everyone and list all the great writers who deserve your nominating consideration:
•”Fireborn” by Robert Charles Wilson
•”The Evening Line” by Mike Resnick
•”No Decent Patrimony” by Elizabeth Bear
•”The Big Whale” by Allen M. Steele
•”Begone” by Daryl Gregory
•”The Red Menace” by Lavie Tidhar
•”Muse of Fire” by John Scalzi
•”Writer’s Block” by Nancy Kress
•”Highland Reel” by Jack Campbell
•”Karin Coxswain or Death as She Is Truly Lived” by Paul Di Filippo
•”The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
•”Every Fuzzy Beast of the Earth, Every Pink Fowl of the Air” by Tad Williams
•”Declaration” by James Patrick Kelly
(I believe all fall into the Novelette category, excepting Tad Williams’ which would be Short Story…)
And if you’re sitting there thinking, “Gee! I haven’t had a chance to experience the wonderfulness of RIP-OFF!”, I invite you to visit:
I’m Brandon Sanderson’s assistant. He has two novellas eligible for nomination, and if you’re a Worldcon member he will give you a copy of The Emperor’s Soul for free. SFWA members can also download it on the SFWA forum. Details here: http://brandonsanderson.com/blog/1134/Hugo-Nomination-Season
Writing Excuses Season Seven is also eligible in the Best Related Work category. It is NOT eligible in the Best Fancast category due to the definition of a professional publication adopted at the 2012 Worldcon.
For your consideration, published in 2012:
YA Steampunk / Fantasy / Science Fiction novel, Untimed by Andy Gavin, illustrations by Dave Phillips
No one remembers Charlie’s name. He falls through holes in time. And a clockwork man is trying to kill him. But there’s an eighteenth century Scottish girl who can bring him back home – assuming they don’t destroy history by accidentally letting Ben Franklin get killed.
I’m asking people to consider my novelette “Mirrorblink” from the British SF magazine Interzone, issue 243, Nov./Dec. 2012. The novelette is eligible for all the awards (including the Nebulas due to Interzone also publishing an electronic edition). I’ll provide a free copy of the story to any eligible nominator who contacts me. More information, including reviews, at http://www.jasonsanford.com/jason/2013/01/another-dang-awards-post.html
Thanks for doing this, John.
My short story “Odd Jobs” came out in Buzzy Mag in June 2012.
Thanks for doing this, John! It’s a great service for the community and deeply appreciated.
My fantasy novel And Blue Skies from Pain (The Fey and the Fallen, Book 2) [Night Shade Books] is eligible for the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel. The series is set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and combines the politics, culture, and events of 1970s Belfast with Irish mythology. (From the Night Shade website:) The story centers on Liam Kelly, a former wheelman for the IRA, a one-time political prisoner, the half-breed son of a mystic Fey warrior and a mortal woman, and a troubled young man literally haunted by the ghosts of his past. Liam has turned his back on his land’s bloody sectarian Troubles, but the war isn’t done with him yet, and neither is an older, more mythic battle—between the Church and its demonic enemies, the Fallen. (Blue Skies also touches briefly on the Belfast punk music scene of the time.) http://www.nightshadebooks.com/book/and-blue-skies-from-pain/#.UOdtIo6I0Xc
In addition, this is my second and final year to be eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
I have a book called MATCHBOX GIRLS, published by micropress Candlemark & Gleam, which is a contemporary fantasy inspired by motherhood and women who are friends with other women. It also has angels. I feel ridiculous mentioning it in the same thread as some of these other names, but it is my first published novel and I suspect starts my window of winning New Author awards and, y’know, winning awards is one of those secret mouse-voice dreams. I don’t know if anybody will see this comment other than Mr. Scalzi but as my friend Catie says, “You can’t get if you don’t ask.”
Let’s see; I edit Haikasoru, an imprint dedicated to Japanese SF in translation. I think people should check out all of our stuff, of course, but folks might be especially interested in our anthology of short fiction, THE FUTURE IS JAPANESE. Here’s the table of contents:
“Mono No Aware” by Ken Liu
“The Sound of Breaking Up” by Felicity Savage
“Chitai Heiki Koronbīn” by David Moles
“The Indifference Engine” by Project Itoh (novelette)
“The Sea of Trees” by Rachel Swirsky
“Endoastronomy” by Toh EnJoe
“In Plain Sight” by Pat Cadigan (novelette)
“Golden Bread” by Issui Ogawa
“One Breath, One Stroke” by Catherynne M. Valente
“Whale Meat” by Ekaterina Sedia
“Mountain People, Ocean People” by Hideyuki Kikuchi
“Goddess of Mercy” by Bruce Sterling (novelette)
“Autogenic Dreaming: Interview with the Columns of Clouds” by TOBI Hirotaka (novelette)
The Liu, Moles, and Valente stories are all being reprinted in three different Years Best annuals—so if that’s a bellwether for you, why not check them out? I have weak spots for the Savage, Itoh, and Hirotaka myself.
Speaking personally, I had a novel, BULLETTIME, published this year. Here’s a review I liked:
I’ve also published a dozen stories, but I’ll only point you toward one: my novelette “Arbeitskraft”, which is a steampunk story about Friedrich Engels, the English working class, and the difference engine singularity. It first appeared in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF STEAMPUNK (Sean Wallace, ed.) this past spring, and can also be read in STEAMPUNK III: REVOLUTIONS (Ann Vandermeer, ed.), which was just published two months ago. It’ll also be in Richard Horton’s YEARS BEST next year—which is why I thought it worth mentioning—and in an audio anthology called STEAMPUNK SPECS next year. So, people seem to like it. Four different editors do anyway. It was also discussed in depth at at the Notes from Coode Street podcast:
If anyone wants a copy of “Arbeitskraft” to look at (epub or whatever) just email me.
Thank you, Scalzi. I appreciate the opportunity. I have 2 works eligible for the awards and have edited a magazine which may be eligible for Hugo awards.
In the novella category is Feast of the Torn, dark fantasy published at Buzzy Magazine, http://buzzymag.com/feast-of-the-torn-by-brandie-tarvin/ (a free read for everyone).
In the short story category is Legend of the Beemen, fantasy published at Musa Publishing (.99 cents), http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=275.
I also edited Penumbra eMag, a speculative fiction magazine available through Musa Publishing. The issues I edited are Mythology (http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=289), Exploration (http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=436), and assistant editor of the Bradbury issue (http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=515). If you would care to nominate any of the authors in these issues for short stories, I’m sure they’d appreciate it.
Thank you for creating this post for us, John :D
For fiction, I have two stories eligible for awards this year:
The Birth of Pegasus, in the Dark Faith: Invocations anthology eds. Maurice Broaddus & Jerry Gordon. It’s fantasy and a short story (around 3-4K words) so it’s eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, & World Fantasy
Uncertainty Principle, in the Diverse Energies anthology, eds. Joe Monti and Tobias Buckell. This is science fiction nd a little over 8K words. In Hugo parlance, that’s a novelette, but for the Nebulas it’s still a short story.
I’m in the collection Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who eds Deborah Stanish and L. M. Myles. This is a non-fiction essay collection.
I’m also eligible for the Best Fan Writer Hugo award for my contribution to Chicks Unravel Time as well as my blogging at my website, KTempestBradford.com, on TheAngryBlackWoman.com and my posts on such illustrious websies as io9.com and Tor.com.
Considering how new I still am to the pro-level scene, all I’m daring enough to hope for right now is a few more readers enjoying my work who might not have otherwise taken a look. That said, two eligible short stories to add to the mix:
The Bear with the Quantum Heart (Strange Horizons)
Nevermore (Daily Science Fiction)
Well, James Bacon and I edit The Drink Tank (We did 30-something issues, but I think http://efanzines.com/DrinkTank/DrinkTank319.pdf is the best of ’em) and James, I, and various Guest Editors (Helen Montgomery, Emma King, and Pete Young at various times this year) have done 3 issues of Journey Planet (http://journeyplanet.weebly.com/ has ’em all, issues 12, 13, & 14 with issue 13 featuring Mr. Scalzi http://efanzines.com/JourneyPlanet/JourneyPlanet13.pdf and others in this thread!) and James, me and Ariane Wolfe do Exhibition Hall, our Steampunk zine (http://exhibitionhallzine.weebly.com/ with http://efanzines.com/ExhibHall/ExhibHall-21.pdf being my fave).
I also do the only Podcast in the world both created and distributed on cassette tape: #HardCopyPodcast, which is available for the price of an eMail! I would think it’s eligible for Best Fancast.
Also, I’m eligible for Best Fan Writer, and I guess Best Fan Artist.
I have two short stories eligible for 2012:
“Lend Your Ear to the Whisper” in Lissette’s Tales of the Imagination, February 2012, a dark fantasy which depicts the evil set loose aboard the USS Maine just before that ship’s mysterious sinking in Havana Harbor in 1898.
“The Year Without a Santa Claus” in the anthology ReDeus: Divine Tales from Crazy 8 Press, a fantasy set in in a world where all the ancient gods have returned, where Christmas has been outlawed, and the end of the Mayan calendar portends even greater changes.
Thanks for the forum, John!
My 2012 debut with Pocket, WICKED AS THEY COME, is listed as paranormal romance, but it began as straight up scifi/fantasy– before they forced me at raygunpoint to add the sex scenes. Yes, there’s romance, but it’s secondary to the worldbuilding of an alternate universe in which most of the animals have mutated into blood drinking monsters, forcing the people to develop clockwork, airship, and steam train technology. Sadly, the word “romance” tends to scare off any actual awards like a bludbunny in a daycare center.
Thanks, John! As many others have said, it feels strange and wrong to pimp my own work, but here goes. I’ve had two stories published this year (my first published stories). Both are eligible in the short story category for the World Fantasy, Hugo, and Nebula awards, and I am eligible for the John W. Campbell Award.
– “A Thousand Words”, in the March steampunk issue of Penumbra, about a woman making a living with her camera in London during the Great Exhibition
– “Death Before Dishonor”, 12/21/12 at Daily Science Fiction, about chain-ganged slaves trying to escape by any means necessary
I have four short stories to throw into the mix:
Infective Ink. 8 May 2012.
“According to Plan”
Silver Thought Online. 30 June 2012.
“The Rules of Magic”
Quantum Muse. 3 September 2012.
Bewildering Stories. Volume 11, Issue 499. 22 October 2012.
Thanks, John, for this opportunity.
My novel, NO GOING BACK, is eligible for Best Novel.
My short story “What Everyone Remembers” was originally published in the January 2012 Clarkesworld. It’s eligible for the Hugo and Nebula short story awards.
http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/01/the-situation – This graphic novel at Tor.com, script by me and art by Eric Orchard, is eligible for a Hugo Award for Best Graphic story. Thanks for considering it!
Thanks, John! Here are my eligible works:
* Adaptation (Little, Brown; September 2012) — An X-Files-inspired sci-fi thriller about what makes us human. Eligible for the Andre Norton Award (YA).
* “One True Love” — A fairy tale, of sorts, about a princess who is prophecied to be the downfall of her father, the king. Published in the anthology Foretold, edited by Carrie Ryan (Delacorte, August 2012). Eligible for the Nebula Award for Novelette. And maybe for the Hugo though I know nothing about the Hugo.
* “Good Girl” — In a postapocalyptic New York City, a good girl goes to a criminal for help. Published in the anthology Diverse Energies, edited by Tobias Buckell and Joe Monti (Tu books, November 2012). Eligible for the Nebula Award for Novelette. Ditto above re: Hugo.
For more on my books and stories, go here: http://www.malindalo.com/
I was a little surprised to discover that ebook originals actually are eligible for the Hugos! I have to admit, it would be kind of exciting to be one of the first to make it onto a ballot! :D
‘NetWalkers is one of those books NY publishers wanted but the circumstances surrounding the series made it impossible to market in this shifting publishing environment. So…I self published it this year on http://www.closed-circle.net, the site CJ Cherryh, Lynn Abbey and I began a couple of years ago. More than a future history about an era when a universe-spanning computer controls the fate of humanity, it’s a deeply human story about the people who control the fate of the computer.
Rob Sawyer gave me a wonderful quote for the book:
A big, meaty book that’s everything science fiction should be: a slam-bang adventure that leaves you thinking, a character story with a social conscience and stylish writing paired with brilliant plotting. A tour de force for Fancher, and an important book for the field.”—Robert J. Sawyer: Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author.
Anyway, you can find free samples and the book here:
Note: the Omnibus is the actual copyrighted book. It was split into two parts for Amazon marketing purposes.
Thanks for the opportunity, John!
My debut novel, THE DEVIL OF ECHO LAKE, published by JournalStone in October, is eligible for a Bram Stoker award in the First Novel category. It’s a dark fantasy/horror story about a rock star holed up in a haunted recording studio in the woods of upstate New York.
Thanks for this, John!
My debut short story collection, HAIR SIDE, FLESH SIDE, was published November 2012 by ChiZine Publications. It contains fourteen original stories and one reprint mixing fantasy and horror as they look at history, memory, and the price of creating art. You can find out more at hairsidefleshside.com.
Many of the stories are eligible this they are original to the collection, but I’d recommend most looking at “Blessed” for the short story category–about a young girl who receives the body of St. Lucia of Syracuse for her seventh birthday–and “Sanditon” for the long fiction category (9000 words)–about an editor who discovers a lost manuscript by Jane Austen written on the inside of her skin.
Both stories can be downloaded as part of the free ebook sample of Goodreads here.
With thanks to everyone who has already mentioned it, yes, I am assembling an overview of those currently eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Any individual whose first qualifying sale (at least 3¢/word, for a total of at least $50) was published in 2011 or 2012 is eligible via the 2013 Hugo ballot, and is accordingly invited to participate in this anthology. See the guidelines at this link: http://bit.ly/Z3d0S1
This is not a “vote for me” project; I’m doing it because I truly believe awards (and nominations) are a lot more meaningful when selected from a broad spectrum, than from a restricted palette. Accordingly, the 2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology will be completely free, and we’d like to include something from every eligible candidate if at all possible.
The strongest of my own work published this year was “Don’t Eat the Piano Player,” from the January 2012 issue of Stupefying Stories (and despite the fact that I’m one of the editors there, the story was purchased before I joined the staff). “Don’t Eat the Piano Player” is eligible in the Best Short Story category, and will be available in the 2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology should anyone be willing to consider it.
As an individual, I am in my second year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
I also solo-edited the November 2012 issue of Stupefying Stories, so I am rather proud of all the works that were accepted for that one:
• “Queen of Sheba” by Samuel M. Johnston
• “Wednesday’s Child” by Damien Walters Grintalis
• “Snatching Baby Delilah” by Travis Daniel Bow
• “Nonsense 101” by Gary Cuba
• “Lucky” by Bill Ferris
• “The Ants Go Marching” by Sarah Pinsker
• “Lover’s Knot” by Ada Milenkovic Brown
• “Girl Without a Name” by Courtney Valdes
• “Toilet Gnomes at War” by Beth Cato
• “Moondust” by Elizabeth Berger
• “Citizen Astronauts” by Holliann R. Kim
• “Heartbreath” by E. Catherine Tobler
• “Revolver” by Clarence Young
• “Office Demons” by Christie Yant
• “Number Station” by Alex Shvartsman
Out of those, I’d call particular attention to E. Catherine Tobler’s “Heartbreath,” which was RECOMMENDED by Lois Tilton of Locus Online; to Clarence Young’s “Revolver,” described as “harrowing” by Lois Tilton; and to Bill Ferris’ “Lucky,” which Lois Tilton said was “genuinely funny.”
What a great idea. Thanks, John.
My story contains 85% cyberpunk ants, 10% radiation, and 5% Japanese hackers. “Let the Bugs Work Themselves Out” was published in the Journal of Unlikely Entomology’s Hello World issue. It is eligible for the Hugo and Nebula Short Story categories.
My Fantasy novel, NINJA VERSUS PIRATE FEATURING ZOMBIES, was published by ChiZine Publications in May, 2012. It is eligible for the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards.
To learn more, please visit http://www.howtoendhumansuffering.com
Thanks John. I have two short stories eligible, and both are available to read for free online.
“The Education of a Witch”
Thank you for once again providing this venue for authors and editors to list their eligible work!
The Journal of Unlikely Entomology (which I co-edit) put out two full issues and two mini issues in 2012. All the works listed below are eligible in the short story category, and they can all be read for free at http://www.grumpsjournal.com
Green They Were, And Golden-Eyed by E. Catherine Tobler
Love Letters by Jacob Donald Uitvlugt
Goodbye Beetle by D.K. Mok
My Day Came by Conor Powers-Smith
War Beetles by J.M. McDermott
The Performance by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Familiar Buzz of Gone by Cate Gardner
Dragonfly Miscalculations by Steven L. Peck
Skitterings in Corners by Juliet Kemp
Let the Bugs Work Themselves Out by Luna Lindsey
Nikki 2.3 by Brent Knowles
The Clockworm by Karen Heuler
The Famous Fabre Fly Caper by M. Bennardo
The Candy Aisle by Joanna Merriam
In Your Own Backyard by Michael D. Winkle
Invasives by Sunny Moraine
Three of my own works are also eligible in the short story category:
My Body, Her Canvas from Apex Magazine
The Book of Little Deaths from Jabberwocky Magazine
Where Dead Men Go to Dream from Fungi from Innsmouth Free Press
My short story collection, SHOEBOX TRAIN WRECK, was published by Chizine Publications in March.
Here’s a link to find out more: http://shoeboxtrainwreck.com/
Thanks for the opportunity, John.
Thank you, the comments have been very helpful for me as a reviewer – my time is finite and it’s great to know what authors consider their best stories this year!
As for me, I’m eligible for the Best Fan Writer Hugo. I review recent SF short stories, focusing on underrepresented groups (various minorities, non-Anglo authors, etc.). Here is my list of short story reviews by topic and here are this year’s relative rankings.
If anyone’s interested in nominating me for the short fiction awards too, my best work this year is probably This Secular Technology, a 4800-word story which originally appeared in the second volume of the Mirror Shards anthology. It’s about young girls fighting demons using symbiotic bioweapons and Jewish Kabbalah, and I am happy to send a copy upon request.
I help run Expanded Horizons, which is eligible in the semiprozine category.
I also have a more detailed award eligibility list on my website, which includes Rhysling-eligible poems.
Let the fun begin! My two strongest from 2012:
“Caput Mortuum,” short story in Daily Science Fiction: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/medieval/andrew-kaye/caput-mortuum
“Genie Electric,” short story in Daily Science Fiction: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/modern-fantasy/andrew-kaye/genie-electric
Appreciate you setting this up, John!
Thanks very much, John! I hope to one day be able to do the same for fledgling writers.
I’ve just finished writing, illustrating (cover art), and self-publishing my novel “Son of Sedonia,” and I would like to submit it for Hugo and Nebula “Best Novel” consideration. Synopsis, cover art, author bio, free samples, and links to Amazon can be found here:
Best of luck to all!
Thank you for the gracious offer of promotion space, John. It’s much appreciated.
I have three stories eligible for the Hugos/Nebulas this year.
The first is ‘Weep For Day,’ published in Asimov’s (August 2012 issue). It would fall under ‘Best Novelette.’ It will be reprinted in Gardner Dozois’ ‘Year’s Best SF 2013’ anthology. Here’s a preview of it (about half of the story) on the Asimov’s website: http://www.asimovs.com/2012_08/exc_story1.shtml
The second is ‘muo-ka’s Child,’ published in Clarkesworld (September 2012 issue). It would fall under the ‘Best Short Story’ category. It’s available in full at Clarkesworld: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/das_09_12/
The third is ‘Sita’s Descent,’ also in short story category, published in the anthology Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana (Ed. Anil Menon and Vandana Singh, published by Zubaan Books, India). That one might be harder to find if you’re not in India, but here’s the book’s page: http://www.zubaanbooks.com/zubaan_books_details.asp?BookID=200
Good luck to everyone! And thanks again.
I’d like to suggest for consideration this work that I wrote:
For Best Short Story: Network Outage Engineer, published in the new Perihelion Science Fiction, Issue #1.
And these works that I edited and published:
From the anthology Cassandra’s Time Yarns:
For Best Short Story: “The End of History” by Gordon Yaswen. “Noble Northern Spirit” by Erin Lale. “Testing Time” by Tony Thorne MBE. “Choice” by Ralph Ewig. “The Beginning” by J.L. Toscano.
For Best Art: “Paradise Lost” by Maria Arango. “Mandalas” by Lisa Yount.
From the anthology Anarchy Zone Time Yarns:
For Best Short Story: “The Anarchy Zone” by Erin Lale. “An Etonean Dilemma” by Humberto Sachs. “1400 Hrs” by Ian Miller. “Host” by Giampietro Stocco (first time available in English, winner of Premio Alien per la fantascienza 2006.)
For Best Art: “Hope” by Alex Storer. “It All Goes Away” by Lisa Yount.
For Best Related Work: Poem by Gordon Yaswen
On the assumption ebooks are eligible, I have two novels that may be eligible for the Hugo or Nebula awards, and based on one comment above, perhaps the Sir Julius Vogel Awards (run by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand – I am a New Zealand citizen and resident.)
The first: “Troubles” is more speculative fiction, where in a future (2050) economies wrecked through little or no oil begin to recover through the development of nuclear fusion, and this development is taken further to permit space travel. This is a prequel to “Red Gold”, and can be found at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CT962O
“Red Gold” is about fraud during the colonization of Mars, and is also the source (when first written) of what started my alternative theory of planetary formation. “Red Gold” can be found at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009U0458Y
More information on these ebooks, and on me, can be found at http://www.ianmiller.co.nz
Thanks for doing this.
My novel JANUS (http://chizinepub.com/books/janus.php) is eligible for the Hugo, Nebula and Compton Crook Awards, and in Canada for the Aurora and Sunburst.
It was named as an honored runner up by Kirkus and received strong reviews at Locus Online and in the Toronto Star.
Novel: Travelers of the Void
by J.L Toscano
Short Story: “The Beginning”
by J.L. Toscano (from Erin Lale’s anthology… Cassandra’s Time Yarns)
Thanks for the opportunity. Enjoy the stories!
Thanks for this opportunity, John. I have a couple of eligible works, but the main one I’m putting out there is a short story, “Twenty Ways the Desert Could Kill You,” published in Daily Science Fiction in July: http://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/disaster-apocalypse/sarah-pinsker/twenty-ways-the-desert-could-kill-you
I look forward to catching up on a lot of reading through this thread.
Holy cow. I just realized, John, that “Sarah Caine Vs. The Metro,” is eligible for Best Dramatic Short Form. Written by me, presented in September of 2012, uploaded to youtube later in September.
It’s a ten-minute play about my friend Sarah Caine (she won the right to have me write a play about her in an auction), in which she has to battle five demons, including the Demon of Unhealthy Eating, and two creative types who will be very familiar to SF&F readers/viewers.
Like you, I’m quite serious about this. Of all the plays I’ve presented publicly, this one got one of the best receptions.
Thanks for providing the venue!
I would like to put forward my artwork, “Hope”, as featured in Erin Lale’s “Anarchy Time Yarns” (see Erin’s post above)
For Hugo/Nebula consideration, my short story, “A Case of Curiosities”, appeared in Daily Science Fiction. It is available for free at http://www.guyanthonydemarco.com/uploads/files/GuyAnthonyDeMarco_ACaseOfCuriosities_HWA.pdf
Thank you, John, we all appreciate this thread.
John, thanks for providing this forum!
Daily Science Fiction published 261 stories in 2012: 126 flash stories, 78 short short, 51 full-length short stories, and 1 Novelette (presented in 5 parts). All of these can be found at http://dailysciencefiction.com/month, with length and topic listed for each.
We pay professional rates, are a SFWA-approved professional market, and are eligible in the Hugo “semi-Pro” category.
Of necessity, any stories we list here will leave out many others that are worth your consideration. Still, here are a couple dozen that haven’t yet been mentioned by the authors that we would like to highlight, all short stories:
“Dancing in the Dark” by Stephanie Burgis
“Said the Princess” by Dani Atkinson
“Cartographer’s Ink” by Beth Cato
“The Age of Three Stars” by Kenneth Schneyer
“My Mask, Humanity” by D. Thomas Minton
“Death Before Dishonor” by Shannon Leight
“Frog/Prince” by Melissa Mead
“The Bittersweet Here and After” by Maggie Clark
“Mad Cats and Englishmen” by Laura Anne Gilman
“Great White Ship” by Lou Antonelli
“Shimmer” by Amanda C. Davis
“This Place From Which All Roads Go” by Jennifer Mason-Black
“A Wizard of the Roads” by Therese Arkenberg
“Innocence, Rearranged” by Annie Bellet
“Fairy Tales” by Eliza Victoria
“A Silly Love Story” by Nicole Cipri
“The Suicide Witch” by Vylar Kaftan
“Ballad of a Hot Air Balloon-Headed Girl” by Douglas F. Warrick
“Seashells” by Lavie Tidhar
“Twenty Ways the Desert Could Kill You” by Sarah Pinsker
“The White Raven’s Feather” by David D. Levine
“We Planted the Sad Child, and Watched” by Rahul Kanakia
“Where You End and the World Begins” by Sam Ferree
“Insomnia” by A.G. Carpenter
Thanks for this opportunity, John!
My debut collection, EVERY HOUSE IS HAUNTED, was published in October 2012 by ChiZine Publications. The stories are a combination of dark fantasy and supernatural horror.
Of the stories that are eligible for nomination, I would recommend “Aces” for the short story category — a story about a girl whose very existence threatens the entire planet. For the long fiction category, I would recommend “The House on Ashley Avenue,” about two paranormal investigators who visit one of the world’s most dangerous haunted houses.
For more information, visit everyhouseishaunted.com.
Thanks for this chance to get our work seen by so many and perhaps even get nominated for a Hugo/Nebula/Other genre award! (However, as a small indie-writer, I won’t hold my breath!)
So… I’m Bob Lock, I’m Welsh and I write SF-Fantasy-Horror and some poetry. I’d like to put forward my 2012 SF collection called ‘Eclectic Sheep That Androids Never Dreamed Of’ which can be found here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/125534
and, for the single short story category my ‘Il Risorgimaneto’ which is a steampunk SF story tracing Garibaldi’s attack on Rome in an alternative reality and is in the anthology called ‘A Clockwork Orchard: Rivets and Rain’ which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Orchard-Rivets-Rain-ebook/dp/B008E95N4W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1357501052&sr=8-3&keywords=rivets+and+rain
A reviewer has said “Il Risorgimento wins hands-down for a truly revolutionary setting. Also, a setting either very well known by the author, or extremely well researched.” (And this was uncoersed!)
Thanks again John.
BTW I thoroughly enjoyed Redshirts :)
Why, in heaven’s name, is the preview dispensing with paragraphing? I can only hope the actual post is legible.
May I point out that this is exactly how my life works? AH HAH HAH, says Fate, I WILL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO PROMOTE YOUR WORK, BUT I WILL MAKE THE POST COMPLETELY ILLEGIBLE!!! HAH HAH HAH! AGAIN I KICK YOU IN THE GROIN, YOU LITTLE WORM!
Coming a little late, but I hope not everyone has taken their party hats and horns and gone home.
Thanks to John, anyway, for hosting the party in the first place.
I’ve had two things published in 2012, both so obscurely that anyone but an obsessive fan would have missed them. I find this depressing, because I think they’re both the best bits of writing I’ve done in quite a long time.
The first is the novel The Fourth Wall, which is the third book in the equally-obscure Dagmar trilogy. You don’t have to read the first two (This Is Not a Game and Deep State) in order to enjoy the third, but I’m sure I would be grateful if you did. Here are links to this and that:
The other is the novella “The Boolean Gate,” which features the dream team of Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla, the disadvantage being that it was published as a rather pricey limited-edition chapbook, and nobody saw it except for the obsessive fans mentioned above. But it’s now been published FOR FREE in the current issue of Subterranean Magazine, and it can be accessed here:
And in case you really love the story and are inspired to buy the chapbook, you can find it in these places:
Thanks for the opportunity, John! My short stories “Stranded” in the anthology of the same name ( http://amzn.com/1611941660 ) and “Steampunk Fairy Chick” in the UnCONventional anthology ( http://amzn.com/1937053008 ) are both eligible in the short story category!
I would be remiss if I did not call out the 2013 Hugo Award eligibility of:
– SF Signal for Best Fanzine.
– The SF Signal Podcast for Best Fancast.
– SF Crossing the Gulf for Best Fancast (which we host).
– Any of our wonderful contributors for Best Fan Writer.
Thank you as always, John. My novel, published in the UK in 2012, is London Falling. My novelette, ‘The Ghosts of Christmas’ was on tor.com that year also. And I have two attempts at the Graphic Story category: Saucer Country: Run (from Vertigo) and Demon Knights: Seven Against the Dark (from DC). Cheers.
Thanks for the chance to promote my work, John. My short-story, “Everything Must Go,” appeared in the Nov. 2012 issue of Clarkesworld. Also, I believe this is my second year of Campbell eligibility (I’m a cusp-er, as my Dec. 2011 DSF publication started my clock the previous year). Thanks, Whatever readers!
My 1100-word story “The Taste of Salt” came out this past August in Daily Science Fiction, and is eligible for the short story category in the Hugo and the Nebula. Thanks!
John–thanks for helping us round up all these amazing stories.
My Campbell qualifying sale, “Sapience and Maternal Instincts” is still available at Daily Science Fiction: http://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/aliens/krystal-claxton/sapience-and-maternal-instincts
It’s a short story for Nebula and Hugo purposes. Thanks!
I have three eligible short stories this year:
“The Widdershins Clock” in Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2012.
“The Day They Came” in Lightspeed Magazine, March 2012. (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-day-they-came/)
“The Liberators” in WeirdFictionReview.com, February 2012. (http://weirdfictionreview.com/2012/02/the-liberators/)
I am also still within the two-year window of Campbell award eligibility.
My Hugo-eligible novelette this year:
“Scry” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, March 2012
(Technically, it is our Hugo-eligible novelette, because my twin sister and I co-wrote it.)
Naturally, it would be incredible to be nominated. That said, I am filled with glee and joy every time someone reads it and enjoys it, whether or not they nominate it.
Thank you for doing this, John!
I had a good year for short stories:
“The Salt Man” at IGMS
“Peas, Plots, and Peril” and “Frog/Prince” at DSF
“Pride” in Scheherazade’s Facade
“Cracked” in Cucurbital 3
My short story “The Wodehouse Murder Case” came out in Azure Valley in December. It has a Bertie Woosterish mage coping with murder at a country-house party as the fog rolls in and everyone is cut off … and yes, it’s a comedy.
John, thanks for the service to us lesser known authors. It makes me pleased to be a SFWA member with you as prez. That said, I nominate for the Nebula novel award for 2012 my hard SF novel STAR VIGILANTE at http://www.amazon.com/author/tjacksonking. May the readers and fellow authors enjoy all that is listed on this blog! Tom/T. Jackson King.
My new novel, Food for the Gods, is eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards in the Best Novel category. Also, as this is my first fantasy novel, it would be eligible for a John W. Campbell Award. You can find out more about the book here: http://www.karendudley.com/books-and-blurbs/food-for-the-gods
Thanks for this, John Scalz! It is much appreciated. Cheers!
I’ve had 6 stories published in 2012 which are eligible for a Hugo in the Best Short Story category. I think the best 2 are: “On a Mid-Winter’s Eve,” published in “Tales of the Talisman” and
“The Burryman,” published in “Ocean Stories.” If anyone is serious about considering them for nomination, contact me: email@example.com and I’ll send them to you to read.
Also, I’m hoping someone will want to nominate me for Best Fan Artist. To see what I’ve had published in 2012: http://vonniewinslowcrist.com/art_gallery/published_art_2012
Thank you, John, for kindly allowing us to post.
My wee bookie-wook, COME LATE TO THE LOVE OF BIRDS, came out from Tightrope Books in November 2012: http://tightropebooks.com/come-late-to-the-love-of-birds-sandra-kasturi/
The book trailer is by Helen Marshall and is very cool. Individual poems would be eligible for the Rhysling, Stoker, and Aurora awards. The book itself is eligible for the Griffin, the Governor General’s Award…and the Stoker & Aurora (though it falls into that weird “other” category there). It has a lovely cover by the very talented Erik Mohr, who does all the ChiZine Publications covers.
John, thank you for the opportunity to post here. It is much appreciated. I’d like to post a link to my novelette, “The Pyre of New Day,” by Catherine Asaro. It’s first appearance was in 2012, in the anthology The Mammoth Book of SF Wars, edited by Ian Watson and Ian Whates.
Here is a link to a free online copy of the story:
The story is eligible for both the Nebula and the Hugo in the Novelette category.
And again — many thanks for the offer to let us post here. Best wishes to you and all your readers!
Thanks so much for this John.
My novel The Treachery of Beautiful Things (Dial, August 2012) is a debut YA fantasy.
Details and initial chapters are available here – http://www.rflong.com/exclusive-preview-the-treachery-of-beautiful-things/
Hunter Liguore’s short story, “Area 54,” is eligible for nomination to the above awards. If you are part of the voting committee or jury, you can review the story here:http://www.strangehorizons.com/2012/20120402/area54-f.shtml.
See my Joseph Campbell Award profile and eligibility page here: http://www.writertopia.com/profiles/HunterLiguore
You can also read a wonderful review on “Area 54” in Tangent Magazine. (http://www.tangentonline.com/e-market-weekly-reviewsmenu-264/strange-horizons-reviewsmenu-112/1822-strange-horizons-april-2nd-9th-and-16th-2012)
“Area 54” tells the story of a young girl, led by her father, into believing her mother was abducted by aliens.
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Thanks John! Very cool of you!
My eligible work for 2012:
The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories by Andy Duncan
PS Publishing, February 2012
Cover artwork and design
Goodbye Babylon by Seb Doubinsky
Black Coffee Press, April 2012
Cover artwork and design
Absinth/The Song of Synth (double novel) by Sebastien Doubinsky
PS Publishing, May 2012
Cover artwork and design
BFS Journal, Spring 2012
Cover and inside artwork
Hair Side, Flesh Side by Helen Marshall
Chizine Publications, November 2012
Rather large PDF version of a booklet containing all of my eligible work for 2012:
Thank you for your consideration!
Chris Roberts, Dead Clown Art
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Scheherazade’s Facade: Fantastical Tales of Gender Bending, Cross-Dressing, and Transformation (Circlet/Gressive Press, 2012) – Anthology, edited by Michael M. Jones
Stories already mentioned: “The Cloak of Isis” by Sunny Moraine and “Pride” by Melissa Mead
“Lady Marmalade’s Special Place in Hell” by David Sklar
“Driftwood” by Tiffany Trent
“The Secret Name of the Prince” by Alma Alexander
“Keeping the World on Course” by Tanith Lee
“Treasure and Maidens” by Sarah Rees Brennan
“A Bitter Taste” by Aliette de Bodard
“How to Dance Without Drowning” by Shanna Germain
“Kambal Kulan” by Paolo Chikiamco
“The Daemons of Tairdean Town” by C.S. MacCath”
“Going Dark” by Lyn C.A. Gardner
Electronic review copies available of the anthology and of selected individual stories
Thank you for the opportunity to post our accomplishments of 2012.
Along with publishing six short stories in 2012, I also became eligible for the John W. Campbell Award. You can see my Writertopia profile here:
Two of my stronger short stories are “Seven Fish for Sarah” in the December Issue of Penumbra, and “Grangy” in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review. More information is available (as well as links to my stories) at the Writertopia link, or my website:
Thanks again, and I hope everyone has a great 2013.
My non-fiction book, How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K Dick’s Robotic Ressurection” is the story of the construction and the disappearance of the Philip K Dick android in 2005. It was published by Henry Holt last year.
It’s eligible for the Hugo “Related Work” category.
Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. Scalzi. My novel, System Seven, is eligible for both the Nebula and the Hugo in the Best Novel category.
Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells is a steampunk anthology that qualifies. (Published by Kerlak)
John, thank you! My magic realism/urban fantasy Queen of Time (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KOKA5G) qualifies for the Hugo in the Novel category. The first three chapters are on my website at http://carolynkephart.com.
Thanks for doing this, John, and shame on me for not seeing the post earlier! Besides Speculate! (http://www.speculatesf.com) in the Hugo awards’ Best Fancast category, which my co-host Brad Beaulieu mentioned up thread, I also have a story eligible for both the Nebula and the Hugo in the Short Story category: “The Presuil’s Call,” which appeared in the WHEN THE VILLAIN COMES HOME anthology edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy and published by Dragon Moon Press (http://www.amazon.com/When-Villain-Comes-Home-Greenwood/dp/1897492499).
I had eight short stories published in 2012. “Big Dave’s in Love” is eligible for the short story category in both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. It was published in Arc 1.2. Details, extract and a fantastic cover by Dave McKean can be seen at: http://arcfinity.tumblr.com/post/23734841554/arc-and-the-tomorrow-project-competition-results. The story itself can be read at: http://uk.tomorrow-projects.com/2012/04/big-daves-in-love/.
More information about my fiction can be found at my website: http://www.td-edge.com.
Follow the link to ChiZine Publications’ 2012 titles: http://chizinehub.com/scalzi_award_2012_titles.htm#.UQ7TgWfC5hs
Fast Forward (www.fast-forward.tv), which had the Scalzi interview, is eligible for the Fancast Hugo. We are a fan run TV interview and review show that has been going for more than 20 years.
I’d like my short story “Empty is the House of Death” to be considered for the Hugo Short Story Award. It was published on Horror Bound in May 2012. It’s a dystopian horror/sci fi that is around 3,000 words. Thanks!
A little late to the party, here. I know my chances are low and my hopes are, well, also low, but here are my stories for Hugos only:
Science Fiction short story “La Chanson de l’Observation” published by A cappella Zoo Issue 8, March 2012.
Fantasy novelette “We Are Nothing” published by Collective Fallout Volume IV, Winter/Summer 2012. (Print Only)
Magical Realism novelette The Space Within These Lines Is Not Dedicated self-published December 2012 for epub and Kindle.
For more information please visit my blog The Space Within These Lines.
I’m a little late to this one, but I have a short story eligible for the Campbell Awards. Forgotten Gifts, a Lovecraft inspired Christmas story was published by Buzzymag.com in December of 2012
…You know what would have helped, if I;d put in the right URL *hangs head* if anyone is still keen Forgotten Gifts is right here