Baen has announced the complete list of finalists for the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, and I’m one of the top ten finalists. Winner and the two runner-ups will be announced before the end of the month, so I’ll be on the edge of my seat until then.
Here’s the full list of finalists:
Gustavo Bondoni Deborah L. Davitt C. Stuart Hardwick Scott Huggins José Pablo Iriarte William Paul Jones Leigh Kimmel Wendy Nikel Kurt Pankau Russell Pike
Worlds of Light and Darkness, the Best of DreamForge and Space & Time will be available in May. This one includes my story “A Sip of Pombé” and I’ve included a link to the announcement on Instagram, here.
So, some awesome news I’ve been sitting on for a while: I have a story entitled “Shivering Cinderella” in issue 94 of The Grantville Gazette. My story is in the “Universe Annex” section, not in the shared-world portion of the magazine.
Here’s the link (you need to be a subscriber to read the entire story) in the first comment, below. As a sale to a Baen publication, I believe this is the largest publisher I’ve worked with for a genre story. The happy dance happened a few months ago, but now you know.
Good news for a Monday? Sure, why not? I received word that my story “Such Sweet Sorrow” has won the 2020 Critters Poll award for Best Positive Future Short Story.Now, a story about giraffes, airships and conservation efforts was always going to be in the running for that one, but the unusual thing is that, due to the “trying to drink from a fire hose” nature of my life currently, I was not even aware that the tale was nominated.
So this was a complete surprise and really made my day! I’d often played the game in this poll, lobbying for votes and never doing better than a top ten finish, but this year was out of the blue… and the story won!
Here’s another book containing one of my stories that launched recently: Twilight Tales, containing my story “For the Light” has been launched. A LOT of my friends (talented writers all) are in this one.