Nominations for the Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer close today, March 26th, at 23:59 PDT.
The online ballot form can be found here. (You need to have a PIN from Worldcon to vote.)
The nomination process is important and I urge anyone than can nominate to do so. It’s painless and great way for you to show some appreciation to your favorite authors, editors, artists, filmmakers, etc. You don’t have to have read or seen everything to be qualified… you just have to have an opinion about what you have seen or read.
As I’ve mentioned previously, Clarkesworld is eligible in Semiprozine, I’m eligible in Editor Short form, and all of our fiction is eligible in either the short story or novelette categories (see post for category breakdowns). Naturally, I’d be thrilled to have you consider nominating our work, but whether or not you’d pick our work, thank you for nominating. As a previous nominee and winner, I can tell you that it means a lot.
Two quick plugs:
The Campbell Award for Best New Writer is a favorite of mine, but it never seems to receive as many nominations as it should. The most common excuse I’ve heard is that people have difficulty knowing who’s eligible. Writertopia has a convenient list that can help you work past that. There are a lot of very talented authors listed there and you should be able to find more than a few to throw your support behind.
Please consider nominating Sheila Williams from Asimov’s in the Best Editor Short Form category. A win for her is long overdue in this category and she should be on the final ballot. I would shocked if she didn’t receive a nomination, but we should never take things for granted.
Thanks! I look forward to seeing what everyone picks this year.