March 10th is nigh – which means it’s time to submit your nominations for the 2015 Hugo Awards!
The Hugo Awards are among the most prestigious speculative fiction accolades, and its winners are announced each year at the World Science Fiction Convention (aka WorldCon). Worldcon 2015 or Sasquan, will take place in Spokane, Washington, USA from August 19 to 23.
The nomination period ends in a few days (March 10) and everyone is rushing to fill out final ballots. Here’s our ballot – whaddya think? If you’re undecided or are having trouble figuring out which work is eligible for which category (Hugo Awards, you are so complicated), we highly recommend checking out this fantastic open resource: The 2015 Eligible Hugo Awards Google Doc.
While you’re pondering your nominations, we want to point out that the Book Smugglers are eligible for a few things this year!
Last year, we were floored when we made the ballot for Best Fanzine (we are still having a hard time believing LonCon was real). This year, we branched out into publishing short stories, and so we are no longer eligible for that category. We are, however, eligible for the Best Semiprozine award! Our Year in Review lists some of the best content from our blog last year for your consideration, if you have space for a Semiprozine on your ticket.
We are also the editors of the 2013 edition of Speculative Fiction: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary – an annual collection that celebrates the best in online Science Fiction and Fantasy non-fiction. Published in May 2014 and featuring the best of the best of online reviewers and essayists, the anthology is eligible for Best Related Work.
In addition, the short stories we edited and published last year are also eligible for the following awards.
Best Short Story:
- Hunting Monsters by S. L. Huang
- In Her Head, In Her Eyes by Yukimi Ogawa
- Mrs. Yaga by Michal Wojcik
- The Mussel Eater by Octavia Cade
- The Astronomer Who Met The North Wind by Kate Hall
- The Ninety-Ninth Bride by Catherine F. King
Thanks for considering us and our authors!
So now we turn it over to you, dear readers. What works are you nominating for the 2015 Hugo Awards?