What Have You Done, What Have You Loved? 2021

Hello, lovelies! I can hardly believe it, but we’re almost at year-end, which makes it the perfect time to look back on what we accomplished and the things that we loved. As I’ve been doing for several years now, I am once again compiling links to author/editor/publication eligibility posts, year-in-review posts, year’s best lists, and general reviews and resources. These posts serve several purposes – to help those who nominate works for awards to remember what eligible works have come out during the year and what category they fall into; to help readers find work they might have missed and might love; and for creators to reflect on the amazing things they accomplished over the year. If you are an author, editor, publisher, artist, poet, etc., I highly recommend making a post of your own, and if you do, please let me know! I’ll be putting together my own lists of my favorites of the year, along with what I published, at some point as well.

I’ve divided the post into a few hopefully helpful categories, and I will continue to update with new links as I receive them. Please do spread the word, tag me with your posts on twitter (@ac_wise), drop me an email at a.c.wise@hotmail.com, or drop links in the comments. I look forward to seeing what you made this year and what work you loved!

Note: Cat Rambo maintains a similar list, and they were kind enough to set up a webform to gather information for our posts. Please feel free to use the form as well and that will get both of us your information.

nullEligibility Posts

Links to authors/editors/publishers posting their award-eligible work, organized alphabetically. (** denotes an author eligible for the Astounding Award.)

Ajeigbe, Oluwatomwia

Alexander, Phoenix

Allen, B. Morris

Allen, Skye

Anderson, G.V.

Appel, John

Argentino, Joe

Arthurs, Bruce

Bailton, Adria

Bangs, Elly

Barb, Patrick

Barber, Jenny

Barrant Klein, Annika**

Bartles, Jason

Becard, Avery

Beckett, L.X.

Bell, E.D.E.

Bernardo, Renan

Bhatia, Gautam**

Blackwell, Laura

Bleu, Gabrielle

Booth, Die

Bradley, Lisa M.

Brewer, Steven D.

Brothers, Laurence Raphael

Buchanan, Andi

Burton, Rebecca**

Cahill, Martin

Calabria, Erin

Campbell, Chris

Chan, Grace**

Chand, Priya

Chng, Joyce

Chronister, Kay

Chrostek, John

Clark, C.L.

Clarke, Jeannine

Cleveland, Kristin


Cobbe, Elizabeth

Coleman, Kel**

Cornetto, Holley

Cossmass Infinities

Costello, Rob

Crighton, Katherine

Criley, Marc A.

Crilly, Brandon

Croal, Lyndsey

Czerneda, Julie

de Anda, Victor

de Haan, Laura

de Winter, Gunnar

Daley, Ray

Damken, Maggie

Dandenell, Karl

Das, Indrapramit

Datlow, Ellen

Day, Sarah**

Deeds, Marion

Demchuk, David

Dewes, J.S.

Dheada, Shiksha

Dila, Dilman

Donohue, Jennifer R.

Doocy, Maiga

Dotson, J. Dianne

Dunato, Jelena

Ekpeki, Oghenechovwe Donald

Farrenkopf, Corey

Feistner, Victoria

Felapton, Camestros

Fields, C.M.

Fogg, Vanessa

Forest, Elizabeth

Forrest, Francesca

Fox, Emily

Francia, Kate**

Fullerton, HL

Garcia, Rhonda J.

Key, Justin C.

Garcia Ley, K.

Garcia-Rosas, Nelly Geraldine

Gardner, Benjamin

Genova, Barbara

George, JL

Goldfuss, A.L.**

Grauer, Alyson

Greenblatt, A.T.

Ha, Thomas

Haber, Elad

Harn, Darby

Haskins, Maria

Haynes, Michael

Heijndermans, Joachim

Heike, Sylvia

Henry, Veronica G.

Hewitt, Alexander

Houser, Chip

Howell, A.P.

Hudak, Jennifer

Hughes, Louise

Hugo Eligibility Database

Iriarte, José Pablo

Jain, Sid**

Jiang, Ai

Jones, Shelly

Kasley, Vivian R.

Reading by LamplightKatsuyama, Umiyuri

Katz, Gwen C.

Keane, Paula

Khalid, Kehkashan

Khanna, Rajan

Kiggins, Mike

Kim, Isabelle J.

Kimbriel, K.E.

Kindred, LP

King, Scott

Kinney, Benjamin C.

Kobb, Shawn

Koch, Joanna

Kornher-Stace, Nicole

Kraner, Steph

Krishnan, M.L.

Kuhn, M.J.

Kulski, K.P.

Kurella, Jordan

LaFaro, Brennan

Laban, Monique

Lasser, John

Lavinge, C.J.**

Lee, PH

Leitch, Stina

Lévai, Jessica**

Lewis, L.D.

Lin, Monte

Louise, A.Z.

Low, P.H.**

Lowd, Mary E.

Lu, Lark Morgan

Luiz, Dante

McCarthy, J.A.W.

McConvey, J.R.

McGill, C.E.

McLeod, Lindz**

Madden, Anna

Madrigano, Clara

Magariti, Avra

Malik, Usman T.

Mamatas, Nick

Manney, PJ

Manusos, Lyndsie

Mehrotra, Rati

Miles, Jo

Miller, Janna

Mingault, Reed**

Mohamed, Premee

Moher, Aidan

Moore, L.H.

Moore, Nancy Jane

Mudie, Timothy

Murray, Meg

Napier, Kali

Navarette Diaz, Tato

Nason, Derek

Neugebauer, Annie

Nikel, Wendy

Ning, Leah**

Nirav, Hanna A.

Nogle, Christi

Ogundiran, Tobi

Othenin-Girard, Léon

Palumbo, Suzan

Pauling, Sarah

Payseur, Charles

Pearce, C.H.

Pichette, Marisca

Picknard, Mikyuki Jane

Pinsker, Sarah

Piper, Hailey

Psfetakis, Victor

Povanda, Jared

Queen of Swords Press

Sybil ReadingRajotte, Mary

Rambo, Cat

Ratnakar, Arula

Reynolds, Jeff

Ring, Lauren**

Rose, Christopher

Royce, Eden

St. George, Carlie

Salcedo, Sarah

Sand, R.P.**

Sayre, A.T.

Schrater, Maria

Sehgal, Divyansha

Seiberg, Effie

Seidel, Alexandra

Serrano, Arturo

Shirey, Austin

Shiveley, Jordan

Singh, Amal

Smith, Chloe

Space Cowboy Books

Speculatively Queer

Stanley, Nelson

Stelliform Press

Stemple, Adam

Stephens, Elise

Stewart, Andy

Stuart, Julian

Sutherland, K.A.

Taft, Eve

Talabi, Wole

Tales from the Trunk

Taylor, Jordan

Ten, Kristina

Thayer, A.P.

Thomas, Richard

Ticknor, M. Elizabeth

Tighe, Matt

Toase, Steve

Tobler, E. Catherine

Tordotcom Short Fiction and Books

Treasure, Rebecca E.**

Triantafyllou, Eugenia

Tsamaase, Tlotlo

Uncanny Magazine

Undertow Books

Van Alst, Jr., Theodore C.

Vaishnav, Minoti

Victoria, Ricardo

Wade, Juliette

Ward, Caias

Ward, Antonia Rachel

Wasserstein, Izzy

Wellington, Joelle

White, Gordon B.

Wigmore, Rem

Wilde, Fran

Willsey, Kristiana

Wilson, Lorraine

Wiswell, John

Wolverton, Nicole M.

Yates, April

Yates, Pauline

Yeager Rodriguez, Karlo

Yoachim, Caroline M.

Young, Eris

Zerby, Christopher

Favorites/Recommendation Lists

What did reviewers love this year? What books are your peers seriously digging? Click through the links below to find various recommended reading lists and various best of the year lists.

Amazon’s Best Books of 2021

Barnes & Noble Book of the Year Finalists

Die Booth Recommended Reading List

A.P. Howell Recommended Reading Thread

José Pablo Iriarte Recommended Reading Thread

Kirkus Best SFF of the Year

Library Journal Best Books of 2021

Nebula Recommended Reading List

NPR Favorite Speculative Fiction Books of 2021

NYPL Best Books for Adults 2021

NYT Best Books of 2021

Oprah Daily Favorite Books of 2021

Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of 2021

Lauren Ring Recommendation Thread

Shelf Awareness Favorite Books of 2021

Stoker Recommended Reading List

Time’s 100 Must Read Books of 2021

Waterstones Best Books of the Year Shortlist

Review Sites and Resources

Looking for yet more recommendations of things to read? The links below will help you find reviews, news, interviews, and more!

Lady Business

Lightspeed Magazine Reviews

Locus Magazine

Maria’s Reading

Nerds of a Feather

Nightmare Magazine Reviews

Quick Sip Reviews

Strange Horizons Fiction Reviews

Tor.com

Vanessa Fogg’s It’s a Jumble

Award Info

What awards are out there? Who can nominate works? What are the various deadlines? The links below may help answer your questions!

BSFA Awards – Nomination period for BSFA members is current open! Crowd-sourced suggestions and recommendations can be added to BSFA’s open spread-sheet by anyone.

Hugo Awards

Nebula Awards

Science Fiction Awards Database

Stoker Awards

 

Image Credits:

Girl Reading, Artist/Maker Unknown, c. 1932, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Reading by Lamplight, Wanda Gág, c. 1927, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sybil Reading, Attributed to Ugo da Carpi, c. 1517-18, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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