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Award Eligibility 2022

It’s hard to believe the year is already almost over. As it was flying by, it didn’t feel like I’d managed to do all that much, but looking back, I did actually have several things published this year. Here’s what I did, and the categories in which each is eligible for various awards.

Short Fiction

Seven Times Seven (published in Kaleidotrope, January 2022)

The cusp of twilight is blue, bruised grey, then red where a lit sign like a fresh wound shines against the dark. Jax slows the car, easing into a wide lot with trucks parked to one side, gas pumps in the middle, and a long, low building that is not a diner, or a convenience store, or anything discernable on the other side. They climb out of the car, hissing a sharp breath of pain as they do. They’re bleeding.

Crick Crack Rattle Tap (published in Screams from the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous, June 2022)

The wail comes like tiny, scratching fingernails prying Kiersten’s eyelids wide. She knocks her phone to the ground trying to grab it to read the time – 12:47 a.m. – and once she sits up to retrieve it, there’s no point crawling back under the covers, hoping the baby will stop.

The Archive of Birds (published in Solarpunk Magazine, Spring/Summer 2022)

I finally made it, May, the Valley of Kings. It’s incredible – just the way I pictured it from your stories, or my mother’s version of your stories, rather, the ones Grandma Millie told her when she was young. All the crystal towers, the flooded streets. It’s only a few blocks away from the enclave, from home, but it feels like a different world. 

Sharp Things, Killing Things (published in Nightmare Magazine, October 2022)

We saw the first billboard while driving along Lake Road. We’d driven the road a hundred times before, because it was the only road out of town that went anywhere worth going, and there was fuck-all to do in town except get drunk, get stoned, and get in trouble.

Wind Come Down the Mountain (published in The Dark, November 2022)

“The sky gets inside you. It’s so big, there’s so much of it, it fills up everything. The wind and trees get into your head. They make you hear things, see things, think things. All of it hollows you out until there’s nothing left and then you aren’t there anymore. You’re gone.”

The Lightning Seller Visits Greenvale (published in The Sunday Morning Transport, November 2022)

David sniffed the air. He could smell it. He could feel it, too, the ozone-crackle of blue-tinted light calling out to him and making the tiny hairs on the back of his neck stand on end. And not just lightning, but captured storms of all kinds, each one unique. If you had one of those in your hands, boy, just think what you could do.


Into the Green (published in Looming Low Volume II, November/December 2022)

The trees click and hum then immediately go shhhhh, correcting themselves for giving a secret away. Rose squints as Nate kills the engine and the boat makes a hollow tocking sound against the dock. Even with her eyes shaded, it’s a moment before Rose can see the island properly. And then there’s not much to see. Only the green.


Hooked (published by Titan Books, July 2022)

And yet… It is nothing to summon the feel of the deck rolling beneath his feet, the creak and sigh of the ropes and the snap of sails. Neverland – he admits to the name at last; it is always there, and Hook is always there, just beneath the surface. At times, he never left, never fled and fell through the world.

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Eligibility and Recommendation Links Roundup 2022

Woo! And the website is back!

As has become tradition at this time of year, I’m gathering all the award eligibility and recommended reading posts I can find and linking them here as a central repository for folks to refer to when considering what to nominate for various awards this year. It’s also a great way to find new work you may have missed, because there’s so much fabulous stuff out there it’s impossible to keep up.

At some point, I’ll be putting together my own eligibility and recommendation posts. In the meantime, I’ll be updating this post as often as I can.

Please feel free to email me at a.c.wise [at] with your own links, or find me on Twitter (for now) as @ac_wise and on Mastodon as and share your links there, and I will add them to the post.

The categories should be pretty self explanatory. The first section contains general information about awards, the second is author/editor/publisher eligibility posts, and the last section is recommended reading links. Happy reading!

Award Information

Nebula Awards (Currently open for SFWA members to nominate work.)

Stoker Awards (Currently open for HWA members to recommend works.)

Eligibility Links

Ajeigbe, Oluwatomiwa

Alexander, Phoenix

Allen, B. Morris

Aoki, Betsy

Atthis Arts

Bailton, Adria

Barlow, Devan

Bartles, Jason A.

Bell, E.D.E.

Bernardo, Renan

Blanchard, M.A.

Bobi, Zainab

Boey, Eliane

Boden, Derrick

Brothers, Laurence Raphael

Brown, Jen

Cahill, Martin

Caldwell-Kelly, Christopher

Carro, Paul

Chen, Tania

Cherry Jr., Danny

Cho, Jessica

Chowdhury, Mehzeb

Chronister, Kay

Chu, John

Clarke, Cassandra Rose

Clay, Kat

Claybourne, Zig Zag

Codega, Noah

Coleman, Kel

Cook, Amanda

Cornell, P.A.

Criley, Marc A.

Croal, Lyndsey

de Anda, Victor

Daley, Ray

Damilola, Oyedotun

Das, Indrapramit

Datlow, Ellen

Dean, Sunyi

Death in the Mouth

Delmas, Kai

Donohue, Jennifer R.

Dunato, Jelena

Duncan, R.K.

Edelman, Scott

Epeki, Oghenechovwe Donald

Eselojor, Naomi

Farrenkopf, Corey

Feldman, Stephanie

Field, C.M.

Fogg, Vanessa

Fusion Fragment

Garcia, Rhonda J.

Garcia, R.S.A.

Garcia-Rosas, Nelly Geraldine

gCopaleen, Amy na

Glover, Jenna

Gomez, Cynthia

Goodman, Dave

Grauer, Alyson

Grech, Amy

Greene, John R.

Grigore, Adriana C.

Haber, Elad

Haddad, May

Harbowy, Gabrielle

Harlock, J.D.

Haskins, Maria

Haynes, Michael

Heartfield, Kate

Heijndermans, Joachim

Houser, Chip

Howell, A.P.

Hudak, Jennifer

Hugenbruch, Brian

Ihezue, Somoto

Jamnia, Naseem

Jiang, Ai

Jones, Shelly

Julian, Jen

Kai, Rhada Zan


Kamei, Toshiya

Kaplan, Zoe

Kelly, Michael

Kim, Isabel J.

Kindred, L.P.

Klausner, Jack

Krasnoff, Barbara

Krishnan, M.L.

Kurella, Jordan

Lamplight Magazine

Latine Writers Awards Eligibility Round Up

Lavigne, C.J.

Lee, P.H.

Leong, Sloane

Lesley, Kiera

Levai, Jessica

Lin, Su-Yee

Louise, A.Z.

Louzon, Monica

Lu, Lark Morgan

McIvor, Katie

Madden, Anna

Mamatas, Nick

Manusos, Lyndsie

Marceau, Caitlin

Maresca, Marshall Ryan

Mariz, Rae

Miller, Sam J.

Mittra, Archita

Mohamed, Premee

Moher, Aidan

Moleti, Carole Ann

Moore, Fiona

Murray, Meg

Ndlovu, Yvette Lisa

Ning, Leah

Nkomo, Mandisi

Norton-Kerson, Justine

Nwaka, Uchechukwu

O’Connell, Tabitha

Ogrundian, Tobi

Okungbowa, Suyi Davies

Osani, Kristin

Palumbo, Suzan

Pattnaik, Mandira

Pauling, Sarah

Pearce, C.H.

Perez, Aleta

Phan, Cindy

Pichette, Marisca

Piper, Hailey

Povanda, Jennifer

Ragland, Parker

Rajotte, Mary

Rappaport, Jenny Rae

Ratnakar, Arula

Ring, Lauren

Rose, Christopher Mark

Rountree, Josh

Royce, Eden

St. George, Carlie

Salcedo, Sarah

Sayre, A.T.

Schrater, Maria

Shelby, Jennifer

Singh, Amal

Smith, Chloe

Space Cowboy Books

Stack, B.E.

Sui, A.D.

Sulaiman, Sonia

Sullivan, Nwuguru Chidibere

Tabing, N.A.

Talabi, Wole

Ten, Kristina

Thayer, A.P.

Tighe, Matthew

Tomova, Daniela

Treasure, Rebecca

Triantafyllou, Eugenia

Twelfth Planet Press

Undertow Publications

Victoria, Ricardo

Villar, Gnesis

Vourvoulias, Sabrina

Walker, K.S.

Walrath, Holly Lyn

Wilde, Fran

Wilson, Aigner Loren

Wilson, Lorraine

Whitcher, Ursula

Wolf, Risa

Yates, Pauline

Yeager-Rodriguez, Karlo

Zweifler, David Lee

Recommendation Links

Amazon Best Books of 2022

Esquire Best Horror Books of 2022

Hugo Book Club Recommendation List

New York Public Library Best Books of 2022

New York Times Best Books of 2022

NPR Best Books of 2022

Carlie St. George Recommended Short Fiction Reading List

What Nerd Best Standalone Sci-Fi of 2022

Fran Wilde’s Recommended Reading List

John Wiswell Recommended Short Fiction Reading List