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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.

For example, at the moment, I’m editing to add a link to this excellent article by Lyndsie Manusos that talks about the award nomination process, eligibility posts, and year-end lists in general. It’s a helpful explainer on what eligibility posts are and why they’re important, as well as some helpful examples and other info for authors, editors, and publishers.

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

Locus Awards (Currently open for anyone to vote; deadline April 15.)

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

Stoker Awards (Currently open for HWA members to vote; deadline February 28.)

World Fantasy Awards (Judges currently accepting submissions; deadline June 1.)

Eligibility Links

Ajeigbe, Oluwatomiwa

Alexander, Phoenix

Allen, B. Morris

Anathema Magazine

Aoki, Betsy

Atthis Arts

Bailton, Adria

Barb, Patrick

Barlow, Devan

Bartles, Jason A.

Bell, E.D.E.

Bernardo, Renan

Biswas, Sharang

Blackwell, Laura

Bobi, Zainab

Boey, Eliane

Boden, Derrick

Brazilian Authors Eligibility Link Round Up

Brothers, Laurence Raphael

Brown, Jen

Buchanan, Andi C.

Cahill, Martin

Caldwell-Kelly, Christopher

Carro, Paul

Chen, Tania

Cherry Jr., Danny

Cho, Jessica

Chowdhury, Mehzeb

Chronister, Kay

Chu, John

Clark, Chloe N.

Clarke, Cassandra Rose

Clay, Kat

Claybourne, Zig Zag

Codega, Noah

Coleman, Kel

Cook, Amanda

Cornell, P.A.

Criley, Marc A.

Crilly, Brandon

Croal, Lyndsey

Croke, Marie

de Anda, Victor

Daley, Ray

Damilola, Oyedotun

Das, Indrapramit

Datlow, Ellen

Dean, Sunyi

Death in the Mouth

Delmas, Kai

Donohue, Jennifer R.

Dosser, Max

Dunato, Jelena

Duncan, R.K.

Edelman, Scott

Emelumadu, Chikodili

Epeki, Oghenechovwe Donald

Eselojor, Naomi

Farrenkopf, Corey

Feldman, Stephanie

Field, C.M.

Fogg, Vanessa

Fusion Fragment

Gale, Ephiny

Garcia, Rhonda J.

Garcia, R.S.A.

Garcia-Rosas, Nelly Geraldine

Garfinkle, Gwynne

gCopaleen, Amy na

Ginther, Chadwick

Glover, Jenna

Gomez, Cynthia

Goodman, Dave

Grauer, Alyson

Grech, Amy

Greenblatt, A.T.

Greene, John R.

Grigore, Adriana C.

Ha, Thomas

Haber, Elad

Haddad, May

Handley, Rachel

Harbowy, Gabrielle

Harlock, J.D.

Haskins, Maria

Haynes, Michael

Heartfield, Kate

Heijndermans, Joachim

Hexagon Magazine

Houser, Chip

Howell, A.P.

Hudak, Jennifer

Hugenbruch, Brian

Ihezue, Somto

Jack, Ariel Marken

Jamnia, Naseem

Jiang, Ai

Jones, Shelly

Julian, Jen

Kai, Rhada Zan


Kamei, Toshiya

Kaplan, Zoe

Kelly, Michael

Kim, Isabel J.

Kindred, L.P.

Kinney, Benjamin C.

Kiste, Gwendolyn

Klausner, Jack

Klein, Annika Barranti

Kohl, Chana

Krasnoff, Barbara

Krishnan, M.L.

Kurella, Jordan

Lamplight Magazine

Latine Writers Awards Eligibility Round Up

Lavigne, C.J.

Leal, Angel

Lee, P.H.

Leong, Sloane

Lesley, Kiera

Levai, Jessica

Lin, Su-Yee

Lingen, Marissa

Liu, Angela

Lost Colony

Louise, A.Z.

Louzon, Monica

Lu, Lark Morgan

Lu, S. Qioyi

McClellan, Elizabeth

McIvor, Katie

Madden, Anna

Mamatas, Nick

Manusos, Lyndsie

Marceau, Caitlin

Maresca, Marshall Ryan

Mariz, Rae

Mathieu, R. Jean

Miller, Sam J.

Mittra, Archita

Mohamed, Premee

Moher, Aidan

Mohlere, Virginia

Moleti, Carole Ann

Mondal, Mimi

Moore, Fiona

Morris, Tiffany

Murray, Meg

Murray, Samantha

Nacarat Game Labs

Nations, Victoria

Ndlovu, Yvette Lisa

Ning, Leah

Nkomo, Mandisi

Norton-Kerson, Justine

Nwaka, Uchechukwu

O’Connell, Tabitha

Ogrundian, Tobi

Okungbowa, Suyi Davies

Osani, Kristin

Othenin-Girard, Leon

Palumbo, Suzan

Pattnaik, Mandira

Pauling, Sarah

Payseur, Charles

Pearce, C.H.

Perez, Aleta

Phan, Cindy

Pichette, Marisca

Piper, Hailey

Polk, C.L.

Povanda, Jennifer

Queen of Swords Press

Ragland, Parker

Rajotte, Mary

Rappaport, Jenny Rae

Ratnakar, Arula

Ring, Lauren

ring, dave

Rose, Christopher Mark

Rountree, Josh

Royce, Eden

St. George, Carlie

Salcedo, Sarah

Samba, Samuel

Sanni, Timi

Sayre, A.T.

Schrater, Maria

Shelby, Jennifer

Shirey, Austin

Shivley, Jordan

Singh, Amal

Smith, Chloe

Smith, Cislyn

Snow, Elizabeth

Space Cowboy Books

Stack, B.E.

Sui, A.D.

Sulaiman, Sonia

Sullivan, Nwuguru Chidibere

Tabing, N.A.

Talabi, Wole

Ten, Kristina

Thayer, A.P.

Theodoridou, Natalia

Tighe, Matthew

Toase, Steve

Tobler, E. Catherine

Tomova, Daniela

Tordotcom Books

Tordotcom Short Fiction

Treasure, Rebecca

Triantafyllou, Eugenia

Twelfth Planet Press

Undertow Publications

Uncanny Magazine

Vibbert, Marie

Victoria, Ricardo

Villar, Gnesis

Vourvoulias, Sabrina

Walker, K.S.

Walrath, Holly Lyn

Wilde, Fran

Williamson, Neil

Wilson, Aigner Loren

Wilson, Lorraine

Whitcher, Ursula

Wolf, Risa

Yates, Pauline

Yeager-Rodriguez, Karlo

Zweifler, David Lee

Recommendation Links

Amazon Best Books of 2022

Alex Brown Year in Review

Entertainment Weekly Best Books of 2022

Esquire Best Horror Books of 2022

Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2022

Guardian Best SFF of 2022

Paula Guran Year in Review

Matt Handle Best Free Short Speculative Fiction of 2022

Hugo Book Club Recommendation List

Maya C. James Year in Review

Russell Letson Year in Review

Locus Recommended Reading List

Colleen Mondor Year in Review

Fiona Mossman Favorite Short Fiction of 2022

Mysterious Galaxy Recommended Reading

Nerds of a Feather Hugo Recommendations: Fiction Categories

Nerds of a Feather Hugo Recommendations: Individual Categories

Nerds of a Feather Hugo Recommendations: Institutional Categories

Nerds of a Feather Hugo Recommendations: Visual Categories

New York Public Library Best Books of 2022

New York Times Best Books of 2022

New York Times Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2022

NPR Best Books of 2022

Barack Obama Favorite Books of 2022

Charles Payseur Year in Review

Tim Pratt Year in Review

Graham Sleight Year in Review

Carlie St. George Recommended Short Fiction Reading List

Tor Best Books of 2022

Tor Notable YA of 2022

Eugenia Triantafyllou Favorite Short Stories 2022

What Nerd Best Standalone Sci-Fi of 2022

Vulture Best Fantasy Novels of 2022

Vulture Best Horror Novels of 2022

Fran Wilde’s Recommended Reading List

John Wiswell Recommended Short Fiction Reading List

Gary K. Wolfe Year in Review

Alvaro Zinos Amaro Year in Review