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"Litany of Earth" was my SFWA-qualifying story.  This means that I'm now able to nominate for the Nebulas, a slightly daunting duty.

I feel comfortable with the novels, and the Reading List suggests that my own preferences line up pretty squarely with everyone else's.  And at my current reading rate (and likely post-baby reading rate) I am not likely to fit in all that many more before mid-February.  But I feel a bit behindhand on shorter works, and more confident in my ability to fit them in around editing and nesting and changing diapers.  What should I be looking at in novellas, novelettes, and short stories that I might not have seen yet?

Date: 2014-11-15 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swan-tower.livejournal.com
I wish I had answers for you, but I just have the same question. This is my first year as a member of SFWA, and I have no idea how to go about selecting my nominations.

Date: 2014-11-19 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashnistrike.livejournal.com
I've been seeing a lot of recommendations come across Twitter, which is helpful if sometimes an embarrassment of riches. Though I really wish people would provide a little "what's so great about this" blurb. I read "The Mothers of Voorhesville," which is clearly going to get the novella nomination, but it also turns out to be this year's Story That Will Win All The Awards But Don't Read It If Someone You Care About Is Pregnant. There's one every year, for some reason, and no one ever bothers with trigger warnings.

Date: 2014-11-16 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] papersky.livejournal.com
You saw Mris's great time travel story in Nature, right? And there's been some great stuff on Tor.com

Date: 2014-11-19 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashnistrike.livejournal.com
Oh, thanks for the reminder on the Mris story. I've actually been keeping up reasonably with Tor.com, though there's a couple of stories I need to go back for.

Date: 2014-11-16 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] page-of-swords.livejournal.com
Do they send you a form and have it notarized?

Date: 2014-11-19 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashnistrike.livejournal.com
The nomination forms are online--not nearly as classy, but probably a lot more likely to get filled out.

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