It’s a thing. Let’s skip past the apologies for allowing the post to exist.
2018 was a big year for me! In fact I have already been nominated for some awards (woo, the Aurealis Awards are more efficient than me, let’s not all faint in shock).
My fantasy novella “Merry Happy Valkyrie” and the glorious science fiction anthology Mother of Invention, which I co-edited with Rivqa Rafael, have both been nominated for the Aurealis! Also nominated, a splendid story by Lee Cope, “A Robot Like Me,” from MOI.
For the convenience of those wishing to know these things for Ditmar nominations, the fabulous Rivqa has posted a list of our Mother of Invention stories, making it easy for you to tell easily which of our stories are Australian.
Mother of Invention is also eligible to be nominated in the Best Collected Work category of the Ditmars, and our gorgeous artwork by Likhain is eligible for Best Professional Artwork.
Rivqa also outlines the categories for which we are eligible (and not eligible) for those nominating for the Hugo Awards and Locus Poll!
My SFF fiction published in 2019 includes the following:
“Let Sleeping Princes Lie,” Sheep Might Fly podcast (2017-18), self published (2018) – novella approx 26,000 words
“Charm or Die,” Patreon exclusive (2018) — short story approx 5000 words
Cabaret of Monsters, self published (2018) — novella approx 27,000 words
“Girls Who Read Austen,” Patreon exclusive (2018) — short story approx 1000 words
“Halloween is Not a Verb,” Sheep Might Fly podcast (2018) — novelette approx 14000 words
Merry Happy Valkyrie, (Twelfth Planet Press 2018) — novella approx 22000 words
“Tea and Sympathetic Magic,” Patreon exclusive (2018) — novella approx 17000 words
“Purrfect Criminal,” Welcome to Pacific City (SFFWorld 2018) — short story approx 5600 words
The beautiful new editions of the Creature Court trilogy: Power and Majesty, The Shattered City and Reign of Beasts, were originally published between 2010-2012 and are not eligible for 2018 awards HOWEVER the glorious art by Kathleen Jennings combined with the design by Cathy Larsen absolutely is eligible for professional art awards, so please keep them in mind.
Also don’t forget to nominate podcasts for the Hugo and the Ditmar! Mine are Galactic Suburbia, Verity! and Sheep Might Fly.