It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is that the most nerve wracking? It’s the beginning of award season in SFF world, kicked off by the opening of the Nebula Award nomination period.
As I have done every year for the past few years, I am assembling here a links post compiling various awards eligibility posts from authors, editors, and publishers, along with recommendation posts, and links to various review sites. The goal is to help folks remember what was published this year, or catch work they might have missed. If you are an author/editor/publisher/reader with a post of your own, please let me know! Drop a note in the comments, reach out on twitter (@ac_wise), or send an email to a.c.wise[at]hotmail.com. I update this post regularly and try to keep it in folks’ minds throughout award nomination season, so do check back often!
If you’re in doubt about whether or not you should make an eligibility post – do it! Self-promotion can feel squirmy and awkward, but it’s incredibly useful to those who nominate to know what works are out there, and what category they fall into. You’re doing people a service, so please, please, please, post and share! Now, on to the links, which are broken down by category and organized alphabetically by last name.
Recommended Reading/Favorites Fiction
Hugo Spreadsheet (Crowd-sourced. Add your own recommendations!)
Hugo Wikia (Crowd-sourced. Add your own recommendations!)
SFWA Recommended Reading List (Crowd-sourced. SFWA members, add your own recommendations!)
Tiptree Award Recommended Reading List (Note: not all recommended works are 2018.)
Review Sites and Resources
The links in this section point to ongoing sites/columns etc. that review work throughout the year. Note, not all work reviewed is published in 2018, so double-check its eligibility before nominating.
Antler Review (monthly reviews, short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction, etc.)
Fiction Unbound (various)
Forest of Glory (short fiction)
In Short (short fiction)
It’s a Jumble (short and long fiction)
Kirkus SFF Blog (short and long fiction)
Lady Business (short fiction, long fiction, media, fan works, etc.)
Locus Online (short and long fiction)
Nerds of a Feather (long fiction, media, comics, etc.)
Non-Binary Authors to Read (short and long fiction, not all 2018 titles)
Otherwordly/NY Times (long fiction)
Quick Sip Reviews (primarily short fiction, some longer works)
Reading the End (various)
Reviews and Robots (various lengths)
Robots with Keyboards
(monthly lists of favorite short fiction)
Salute Your Shorts (monthly short fiction round-ups/reviews)
SFF Reviews (short fiction)
Strange Horizons Reviews (short fiction, long fiction, media, etc.)
Tor.com (short fiction, long fiction, media, etc.)
Women to Read (short and long fiction, not all 2018)
Words for Thought (short fiction)
X Marks the Story (short fiction)