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.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Best Series eligibility list compiled by File 770
Booth, Ruth EJ
Broadswords and Blasters
Byrne, Kerrie Colleen
Case, Stephen Reid
Clark, P. Djèlí
Day, Julie C.
Donohue, Jennifer R.
Douglas, Carol Ann
Fan Writers List
Gallery of Curiosities
Hardwick, Stuart C.
Iriarte, José Pablo
Kinney, Benjamin C.
Mayer, Jaime O.
New York Review of Science Fiction (NYRSF)
Powell, Gareth L.
Rappaport, Jenny Rae
Rodriguez, Karlo Yeager
Rossman, Jennifer Lee
Rustad, A. Merc
Stufflebeam, Bonnie Jo
Teffeau, Lauren C.
Tobler, E. Catherine
Wilde, Fran (And a bonus thread specific to non-fiction work.)
Recommended Reading/Favorites Fiction
Amazon Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018 (So Far)
Barnes and Noble Best SFF of 2018
Barnes and Noble Bookseller’s Picks for 2018
Barnes and Noble Best Horror of 2018
Barnes and Noble Blogger’s Choice Best of 2018
Book Smugglers Best Books of 2018
British Science Fiction Association Recommended Reading List (Crowd-sourced. Add your own recommendations!)
Cameron N. Coulter Favorite Short Fiction of 2018
Diabolical Plots Recommended Reading
Earl Grey Editing’s Recommended Reading
Fantasy Faction Best Books of 2018
Fantasy Inn’s Best of 2018
Maria Haskins Recommended Reading
Hugo Spreadsheet (Crowd-sourced. Add your own recommendations!)
Hugo Wikia (Crowd-sourced. Add your own recommendations!)
Kirkus Reviews Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018
Kirkus SFF Blog’s Best of the Best
Latinx Authors Database 2018
Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018
Marissa Lingen’s Short Fiction Recommended Reading
Nerds of a Feather Top 9 Books of 2018
Nerds of a Feather Hugo Recommendations: Fiction, Visual Works, Individual Categories, Institutional Categories.
NPR’s Best Books of 2018
New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2018
Paste Magazine’s Best YA of 2018
Quick Sip Reviews Recommended Reading List
Jason Sanford Best Short SFF January – June 2018
Shouting About Queer SF 2018 Recommended Reading
Elsa Sjunneson-Henry’s Recommended Reading
SFWA Recommended Reading List (Crowd-sourced. SFWA members, add your own recommendations!)
Strange Horizons Favorites of 2018
Tiptree Award Recommended Reading List (Note: not all recommended works are 2018.)
E. Catherine Tobler’s Favorites of 2018
Joseph Tomaras’ Favorites of 2018
Tor.com Reviewer’s Choice Best Books of 2018
Tor.com Best Comics of 2018
Eugenia Triantafyallou’s Favorite Short Fiction of 2018
Paul Weimer – Best Books of 2018
John Wiswell’s Favorite Short Fiction of 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)
Skiffy and Fanty
Squee and Snark (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)