Finally, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. This is given to the best writer whose first professional publication in the SF or Fantasy field appeared in the past two years (2016 or 2017). Writertopia has a page, not guaranteed to be complete, with a list of eligible authors: http://www.writertopia.com/awards/campbell .
I went through that list and came up with the following writers who have done something that impressed me:
G. V. Anderson (who already has a World Fantasy Award!)
R. S. Benedict
J. R. Dawson
Giovanni di Feo
Benjamin C. Kinney
Vina Jie-Min Prasad
D. A. Xiaolin Spires
(…just WHAT…!?!?! THERE I AM!!!)
So excuse me I’m a be passed out on the floor with the vapours…
2017 is almost over. These past twelve months were filled with landmarks for my writing career: My first professional publication, getting two pro sales under my belt for SFWA qualification, a Rhysling nomination for my poetry, my first ever pro sale being on the Nebula Suggested Reading List…
…and without further ado, dear readers/followers, the obligatory Awards Eligible List of my works for 2017…!
I need to eat.
I need to create.
I need to network to access resources to improve my writing. I need to not have to choose between eating and transportation.
I need to sell the anthologies I am in to make money at conventions.
All this and more is why I have turned to Patreon, where I have unique content, and I plan on going deeper into the trials, the tribulations, the struggle, the drive, to not just survive with a major mental illness, but to live, thrive.
It’s not a smooth journey.
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