Rabbit season, duck season, award nominatin’ season! It’s the time of year when all the cool kids are putting up their eligibility posts. I’m relatively certain I won’t have any other stories sneak out this year, and the wonderful thing about the internet is, I can update this post if they do. As you may have noticed, I’m keeping a running list of other folks’ eligibility posts and recommendation lists as a handy reference guide as we enter award season. If you have such a post, please let me know. In the spirit of sharing stuff we’ve done, here’s my own list of eligible work published in 2015.
The Lion and the Unicorn (Lackington’s Magazine)
Letters to a Body on the Cusp of Drowning (XIII/Resurrection House Press)
Evidence of Things Unseen (What Lies Beneath/Circlet Press)
Silver Buttons All Down His Back (Apex Magazine)
The Crane Wife (Lakeside Circus)
The Practical Witch’s Guide to Acquiring Real Estate (Uncanny Magazine)
All the Spaces In-Between (The Flesh Made Word/Circlet Press)
The Double Blind (The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk/Running Press Books)
We Are Not These Bodies, Strung Between the Stars (Whispers from the Abyss Vol. 2/01 Publishing)
Even in This Skin (Shimmer)
And If the Body Were Not the Soul (Clarkesworld)
Now here’s the tricky think about the Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again. It’s eligible as a collection, but the majority of the stories are also original. So, Roller Girls Have More Fun, Penny in the Air, The Devil Comes to the Midnight Cafe, The Story of M, and City of the Dead are all eligible in the Short Story category. Jewels Beyond Compare and The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again or The Great G-String Men Crossover Special are eligible in the Novelette category.
As John DeNardo at SF Signal kindly pointed out, my Women to Read: Where to Start columns are eligible as ‘related work’. You can find them all listed here by date.
I’m also eligible for editorial work as co-editor of Unlikely Story.
On top of all the usual eligibility categories noted above, I’m also Canadian, so I’m eligible for the Aurora Awards, if you’re the sort of person who votes for that kind of thing.
And that’s about it. I’ll be posting my favorite reads of 2015 sometime soonish, but the year isn’t over yet, and I’m still reading. So that’s about it. Check back for my recommendations of work I loved this year, and keep an eye on the meta post of eligibility and recommendation links for updates.