Traditional Awards Eligibility Post

We’re heading into the SFF awards season, which means it must be January: Happy New Year, and welcome to 2018! You’ve likely seen authors sharing their eligible works across your social media streams, and we’re here to share the same. With so much fantastic fiction published each year, it’s important for creatives to make and post a list of their eligible stories and novels (and more!) for readers and pros who will be voting and participating in the awards process.  

Nebula Awards
If you’re a member of the SFWA (any type), you can nominate a work for the Nebula Awards. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.

Hugo Awards
Nominations for the Hugo Awards aren’t open yet, but they will be soon. In order to nominate and vote in the awards, you must be an attending or supporting member of Worldcon 75 (last year’s), Worldcon 76 (this year’s), or Worldcon 77 (next year’s).

World Fantasy Awards
Attendees of the World Fantasy Convention can nominate works to be considered for the World Fantasy Award, but you’ll need to contact them for details on the process.

Mythopoeic Awards
If you’re a member of the Mythopoeic Society, you can nominate works to be considered for the Mythopoeic Awards, which include awards for adult literature, children’s literature and more that exemplify the spirit of the Inklings (a group of writers including J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis). (The Glass Town Game is a great fit!)

Here’s what Cat wrote that’s eligible this year:


The Glass Town Game (Margaret K. McElderry Books)


The Refrigerator Monologues (Saga Press)

Important note: The Refrigerator Monologues actually straddles the line between novella and novel at 41,000 words. While it likely can be nominated as a novella for the Nebula Awards, it will probably be classified as novel for the Hugo Award. You can nominate it as a novella for the Hugo, but make sure you leave one slot free on your “Best Novel” nominations in case Hugo Award nominations need to reclassify your The Refrigerator Monologues nomination.


The Ordinary Woman and the Unquiet Emperor (part of’s Nevertheless, She Persisted anthology)

Down and Out in R’lyeh (in Uncanny Magazine, Issue 18)

Thanks for your consideration, everyone! Remember: nominate early, vote often, and read always.

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