award nomination season
January 4, 2011
I’ve never done this before — posted all my stuff that came out in 2010 to remind the folk who are right now, as we speak, considering nominations for the Nebula and Hugo awards. The weight of my Catholic Midwestern farmer military brat upbringing has meant that it always felt like bragging, or begging, both of which are bad.
Then I realized, no one else is going to do this sort of thing for me. I did a lot of work in 2010 that I’m very proud of. If I want people to notice, I really am going to have to shout it out. So here it goes.
Amaryllis, Lightspeed, June 2010. (This has already gotten more attention faster than just about any other short story I’ve written. Already reprinted once in Brave New Worlds, picked up for the Dozois Year’s Best…this is the little story that could.)
“Just Another Word,” Realms of Fantasy, April 2010.
“Wild Ride,” Running With the Pack, ed. Ekaterina Sedia.
“Kitty Learns the Ropes,” Full Moon City, ed. Darrell Schweitzer.
“God’s Creatures,” Dark and Stormy Knights, ed. PN Elrod
“Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan,” Wild Cards Vol. 1, ed. George R.R. Martin. (The book itself came out some twenty years ago, but the three new stories in it this year are eligible for nomination.)
“Rooftops,” Songs of Love and Death, ed. George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
(“The Girls From Avenger,” my story in Warriors, isn’t science fiction or fantasy. But if anyone knows of any awards for mystery or historical stories, let me know!)
Discord’s Apple, Tor Books. (Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly!)
Voices of Dragons, Harper Teen. (As a YA novel, this is eligible for the Andre Norton Award.)
Kitty’s House of Horrors, Grand Central.
Kitty Goes to War, Tor Books.
It has been a very busy year. Sometimes it’s nice just to see it all laid out there.