In awesome news I found out about by happy accident, 2017 is my first year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (specifically in SFF). And this is because 2017 was the year I had my first professional sale in science fiction and/or fantasy. (Okay, well, just science fiction.)
That first professional sale in science fiction also happens to be my only awards-eligible publication this year. If you’d like to read it, you can do so here:
“The Librarian” at Escape Pod. (Because it’s an Escape Pod story, you can also listen to it if you prefer. The reader there does an amazing job.)
So what this means is that, for this year, I’m eligible for both the Hugos and the Campbell awards, in case anyone out there reading this is able to, and planning on, voting for those.
If not, enjoy the story anyway (it’s one of my favorites) and let me know what you think.
p.s. Here are the eligibility requirements for the Campbell Award in case you think you might be eligible as well.