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NEWS: Hugo Awards Nomination Period Now Open + Free Stuff for Worldcon Members

This year’s Hugo Awards nomination period is now open. The 2016 Hugo Awards will be presented in Kansas City, MO during MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention (Aug. 17-21). Nominations close on March 31, 2016.

Anyone who was a voting member of the 2015, 2016, or 2017 Worldcons by January 31, 2016 is eligible to nominate. You may nominate only once, regardless of how many of those three Worldcons you are a member.

Nominations may be submitted through the online ballot, available here.

To assist you in finding material to nominate, I’ve assembled this post to list everything that I worked on in 2015. I’ve included the Destroy special issues here, though on those I was only publisher (not editor).

  • Most of Lightspeed‘s original fiction from 2015 is available online (and also much of the 2015 original fiction is available as a podcast).
  • Most of Nightmare‘s original fiction from 2015 is available online (and also much of the 2015 original fiction is available as a podcast).
  • Selected stories from Fantasy’s Queers Destroy Fantasy! Special Issue are available online.
  • Selected stories from The End Has Come are available online.
  • Selected stories from Press Start to Play are available online.
  • Selected stories from Operation Arcana are available online.

If you are planning and eligible to vote for the Hugos this year, if you email me proof of your Worldcon membership (i.e., your name is listed on the Worldcon website as an attending member, or the email confirmation or receipt you received when you purchased your membership, etc.) I would be happy to make some additional 2015 material I edited available to you in digital format.

After the jump, you’ll find all of the 2015 eligible stories/authors that either appeared in Lightspeed or Nightmare, or in projects I’m otherwise affiliated with. Everything is sorted into their proper Hugo 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.


Novellas, Novelettes, & Short Stories

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.

Editor, Short-Form

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

Professional Artist


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

Best Related Work

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1st Year Eligibility)**

  • Taiyo Fujii
  • Felicia Davin
  • Joseph Allen Hill
  • Jessica Yang
  • Sequoia Nagamatsu
  • Kate Galey
  • Emil Ostrovski
  • Stephen Cox
  • Charles Payseur
  • Gabby Reed
  • Eliza Gauger
  • Gabrielle Friesen
  • S.R. Mastrantone
  • Chris Kluwe
  • Nicole Feldringer

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2nd Year Eligibility)**

  • Tahmeed Shafiq
  • Gabriella Stalker
  • Isabel Yap
  • Marie Vibbert
  • Shale Nelson
  • Martin Cahill
  • H.L. Nelson
  • Seras Nikita
  • Derek Van Gorder
  • Veronica Belmont
  • Jamie Ford
  • Julia August
  • Kate Hall
  • Alyssa Wong
  • JY Yang
  • Jason Gurley

** 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.)