2018 Fiction Awards Eligibility Post

The 2018 awards season means I need to untangle my works for this year and let people know what’s published and eligible. I honest-to-god don’t know why this post takes so long to put together! When I started I swear it was 2013…

Short Stories

“Re-stitched.” Split Lip Magazine  (January 1, 2018)

“Re-stitched” is a 3300-word dark fantasy story about family guilt, two sisters, and a grotesque religious ritual. It was first published online. SFWA & HWA members can find it in the Forums.

“Schrödinger’s.” Interzone 274 (March 1, 2018)

“Schrödinger’s” is a 4300 word story that involves a quantum strip club, a women’s collective, female friendships, and the possible end of the world. SFWA members can find it in the Forums.

“I Want to Be Here.” Original to my debut collection Uncommon Miracles. PS Publishing (October 1, 2018)

“I Want to Be Here” is a 4600 word story in which a man is asked to monetize his ability to time travel via car crashes. SFWA members can find it in the Forums.

“Signal & Stone.” Original to my debut collection Uncommon Miracles. PS Publishing (October 1, 2018)

“Signal & Stone” is a 6000 word story about a 14-year old girl haunted by a cellular creature that she is determined to outsmart. SFWA members can find it in the Forums.

“Mourning Food: Recipes Included.” Original to my debut collection Uncommon Miracles. PS Publishing (October 1, 2018)

“Mourning Food: Recipes Included ” at 1800 words is outwardly a magazine piece describing the success of three elderly Polish sisters in the kitchen. SFWA members can find it in the Forums.

“Level Up.” Original to my debut collection Uncommon Miracles. PS Publishing (October 1, 2018)

“Level Up” at 2400 words long is a surreal, black widow story. SFWA members can find it in the Forums.

 

My Collection Uncommon Miracles

Collections aren’t a part of the Hugo or Nebula Awards, but the Stoker Awards, James Tiptree Jr. Awards, Shirley Jackson Award, and British Fantasy Awards all include this category. HWA Members can find it in the Forums.

A sample of some of the reviews the collection has received:

“If Julie C. Day was a singer she’d have a five-octave range. This is a collection of astonishing variety and power. She is one of those alchemists of the short story who offers uncomplicated engagement, while provoking knotty thoughts and mutable responses. This is not merely a promising debut, it is simply astonishing.”

Interzone 277 Collection Review  

“Day has quietly but steadily built a small oeuvre of intelligent, quietly rebellious, and inclusive short fiction wholly deserving of a place on next year’s World Fantasy Award ballot, not to mention the shelves of discerning genre readers…From the pitch-perfect cover, through the minimalist prose that etches meaning in incisive fashion, to the intellectual and emotional meaning nested inside every story (like a jade green deer lying down for the evening in the forest?), this collection is a real winner. ”

Speculiction Collection Review

 

Details on the Various Awards

…because, damn, there are so many permutations.

The 2018 Nebula nomination ballot is available for SFWA members and associate members through February 15th.

People with Worldcon 76 memberships or who purchase their Worldcon 77 memberships  by December 31st can recommend works.

The Horror Writers Association is taking member recommendations for consideration on the Stoker Award’s preliminary ballot.

The Tiptree Award is accepting general recommendations for the James Tiptree Jr. Award.

The British Fantasy Society accepts member recommendations for the British Fantasy Award.

When it comes to the Shirley Jackson Award, only publishers may formally submit their works for consideration.

The British Science Fiction Association Society accepts member recommendations for the British Science Fiction Award.

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