Peter Watts wins Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story

The Shirley Jackson Award winners were announced yesterday during a ceremony at Readercon. Among the award-winning works was "The Things" by Peter Watts, which we published in the January 2010 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. [text and audio] All of us at Clarkesworld are very happy for Peter and offer him our congratulations and the best of luck next month when we find out whether or not he wins a Hugo Award for the same story.

Here are some pictures of his award and the nominee stone:

It’s not easy to photograph lucite.

Congratulations to Peter Watts!

With yesterday’s announcement of the Shirley Jackson Award nominees, "The Things" by Peter Watts (text, audio, Kindle, epub) appears to be on track to becoming Clarkesworld’s most widely acclaimed story. I couldn’t be happier for Peter and he’s in great company for the SJA. So far, "The Things" has received the following recognition:

Award Win

  • 2010 Black Quill Awards, Best Dark Scribble (Editor’s Choice)

Award Nominations

  • 2010 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) (finalist, not winner)
  • 2010 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction (winner will be announced shortly)
  • 2010 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story (winner will be announced at Readercon)

Year’s Best Inclusions

Honorable Mentions

Other

  • 2010 Locus Recommended Reading List

Congratulations Peter!

Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

The nominees for the Shirley Jackson Awards have been announcedClarkesworld is well-represented in the short story category by Jeff VanderMeer and Carrie Laben.  Congratulations to them and all the other nominees!

SHORT STORY

  • “Holiday,” M. Rickert (Subterranean #7, 2007)
  • “The Monsters of Heaven,” Nathan Ballingrud (Inferno,Tor)
  • “A Murder of Crows,” Elizabeth Ziemska (Tin House 31, Spring 2007)
  • Something in the Mermaid Way,” Carrie Laben (Clarkesworld, March 2007)
  • The Third Bear,” Jeff VanderMeer (Clarkesworld, April 2007)
  • “Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse,” Andy Duncan (Eclipse One, Night Shade Books)

See the other categories HERE.