Wednesday, January 23, 2019

SF/F Ballots For Stories From 2018

Here are links to ballots for various SF/F awards, 6 that are open to all, and 4 that are open to members of a convention or association.

The magazine-specific awards come with a longlist link to all stories published by each magazine, with blurbs to help you remember the ones you've read and scores to guide further reading.

For the general awards, see the outstanding stories at the 2018 Best SF/F page, grouped by length (novella, novelette, short story), by publication, by new writer (year 1, year 2), or by author.

Awards in bold are currently available for voting.


Open to All

Open to Members
Here are some helpful aggregation lists for Best Novel (John DeNardo's Best of the Best), Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form (Metacritic's 2018's Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero Films - scroll down), and Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form (Metacritic's TV Shows Mentioned on Most Critic Top 10 Lists - 2018). GoodReads' Choice Awards 2018 is also useful for science fiction novels, fantasy novels, and graphic novels.

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NOTE: For updates, please go to the 2018 SF/F Ballots page.

15 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. Clarkesworld has their nominations open now:

    http://neil-clarke.com/2018-nominations-for-best-clarkesworld-story-and-art/

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    1. Thanks for the heads up! I've updated the info above with the link, due date, and new link for the 12 covers.

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    2. And that inspired me to go and make all of my per-magazine nominations this morning.

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  2. Please add me--R.S.A. Garcia--to your first year Campbell eligibility list. My first pro sale was The Anchorite Wakes to Clarkesworld in August 2019. My other publications were either paid for below a nominal amount, or were not to SFWA qualifying markets.

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    1. Thanks for letting us know. This will be in the Feb 1 refresh of RSR's New Writers page.

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    2. Thank you so much. And correction: the story was sold in 2018 not 2019.

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    3. Doesn't your 2014 novel, "Lex Talionis" disqualify you for the Campbell? Did it never earn $3,000 in a year?

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    4. Yes that's correct. I never earned that amount from it.

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    5. Sorry to hear that, but, I guess there's a silver lining in that you're still eligible. Thanks, and good luck!

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    6. Rhonda, Congratulations on your story making the Clarkworld readers poll finalist list!

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    7. Ugh! Obviously I meant *Clarkesworld*.

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    8. Thank you! I'm over the moon about it!

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  3. Uncanny's results are in:

    https://uncannymagazine.com/uncanny-magazine-2018-favorite-fiction-reader-poll-results/

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    1. Thanks! I've updated the 2018 Ballots and Annotated 2018 Locus Reading List for Short Fiction pages with links to highlight them. However, one or two were left off because they didn't score enough to make the RSR list and weren't in the Locus list.

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