It’s that time of year where award nominations are starting to be made. Amazingly, I’ve actually been asked if I’m eligible for anything. I’m not big on blatantly campaigning for such things, but for the sake of accuracy:
My story “Jump the Black” in Rayguns Over Texas would be eligible for any sort of short story award, such as the Hugo for Best Short Story. But I would be negligent if I didn’t mention that there’s a lot of good stuff in Rayguns that would also be eligible, like Nicky Drayden’s “The Atmosphere Man” or Stina Leicht’s “Texas Died for Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine”, just to name two. There are fourteen* more in there also worth checking out.
Also, with the publication of “Jump the Black”, I’m eligible for the Campbell Award. And if you are in the position to nominate for the Campbell, then… well, you should nominate Wesley Chu. Really. But after you do that, and you still have a nominating slot that you can’t bear to leave empty, I certainly wouldn’t complain if you put me in there.
Strictly speaking, this blog itself, with 104 entries in 2013, is probably eligible for something like “Best Fanzine” or “Best Related Work”, or something along those lines.
And that’s it.
*- Two stories are reprints, and thus not eligible for awards, I would think.