NEWS: Hugo & Nebula Awards Nomination Periods Now Open

This year’s nomination periods for the Hugo Awards and the Nebula Awards are now open. To assist you in finding material to nominate, I’ve assembled this post to list everything that I worked on in 2018.

But first, information about nominating for both awards:

Hugo Awards

The 2019 Hugo Awards will be presented in Dublin, Ireland during Worldcon 77 (Aug. 15-19, 2019). Nominations close on March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time. The list of finalists will be announced “in early April” according to the Worldcon 77 website.

Anyone who is a voting member of the 2018, 2019, or 2020 Worldcons is eligible to nominate. You may nominate only once, regardless of how many of those three Worldcons you are a member. [Become a member of Worldcon 77.]

Nominations may be submitted through the online ballot. If you’re registered Worldcon 77 will send you (or likely already has sent you) a personalized link via email that will allow you to vote.

Nebula Awards

From November 15 to February 15, Active and Associate SFWA members may submit nominations for the Nebula Awards. Nominations may be submitted through the online ballot, available here. For more information, visit SFWA’s How to Vote page.

Materials

  • The vast majority of Lightspeed’s original fiction from 2018 is available online (and also much of the 2018 original fiction is available as a podcast). If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) compilation of all 2018’s original material from the SFWA forums.
  • All of Nightmare’s original fiction from 2018 is available online (and also much of the 2018 original fiction is available as a podcast). If you are a SFWA member, you can also download an ebook (epub/mobi/pdf) compilation of all 2018’s original material from the SFWA forums.
  • For SFWA members, the eligible novels I edited for John Joseph Adams Books are available for download in the SFWA forums.

After the jump, you’ll find a list of all of the 2018 eligible stories/authors that either appeared in Lightspeed or Nightmare, or in projects I’m otherwise affiliated with. Everything is sorted into their proper award categories. In the interest of clarity (and to avoid the confusion that perhaps I’ve left something off the list by accident), I’ve listed some items that are ineligible and have them struckthrough to indicate their ineligibility.

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Novels (Hugo/Nebula-eligible)

* Ineligible due to prior self-published edition.

Novelettes & Short Stories (Hugo/Nebula-eligible)

To aid you in sorting through the voting categories, I’ve color-coded the stories in the following spreadsheets (Novelette: blue | Short Story: black). They’re also all sorted by word count, longest to shortest. The four stories highlighted in tan are part of Lightspeed‘s super-sized issue #100, and are the only four original stories are not available online; they are exclusive to the paid edition, which you can purchase in ebook or trade paperback.

Editor, Short-Form (Hugo-eligible)

* Not eligible due to not meeting the minimum lifetime requirement of having edited at least four magazine issues, anthologies, or collections.

Editor, Long-Form (Hugo-eligible)

  • John Joseph Adams, John Joseph Adams Books (2018 Books Edited: The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp; The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty; The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn; The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette; In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey; Creatures of Want and Ruin by Molly Tanzer.)

Professional Artist (Hugo-eligible)

Semiprozine (Hugo-eligible)

* Now considered “professional” by Hugo rules; no longer eligible in the semiprozine category.

Best Related Work (Hugo-eligible)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1st Year Eligibility)** (voted on with the Hugos but “not a Hugo”)

*Eligibility unclear.

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2nd Year Eligibility)** (voted on with the Hugos but “not a Hugo”)

** Note: For Campbell Eligibility, I did some research to try to verify that these folks were all eligible, but I can’t be 100% sure; if anyone knows that any of these folks are NOT eligible, please let me know. (Likewise please let me know if I missed including anyone eligible that I published on this list.)