March 7, 2016
Alright, me and every other writer, right? Well, we all deserve them, I think; but the power to crown us with laurels is in your hands. Enter Up and Coming.
Compiled by S.L. Huang & Kurt Hunt, Up and Coming contains 230 short science fiction/fantasy stories by 120 different writers, all of whom are eligible for this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. The Campbell is not strictly a Hugo Award, but it is given out at the same time. Anyone who made their jump to professional writing in the last year or two is eligible. Up and Coming is FREE to download up until March 31st, 2016 – then it will VANISH FOREVER (probably.)
Two of my stories, “La Héron” and “Sigrid Under the Mountain,” are in Up and Coming and yes, I am eligible for the Campbell. But I hope you’ll consider me beyond that.
Canadians, I hope you will consider “La Héron” for the Aurora Award – Short Fiction. Nominations for the Aurora are open until MARCH 19TH, 2016. To nominate me (and/or anyone else you deem deserving,) you must be a member of the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association. You can join, add to the eligibility list, nominate and vote at http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/aurora-awards/nominate/.
As a final note: Up and Coming is the only place to get “La Héron” free online! Grab it now while you can!