Hatrack River Writers Workshop   
my profile login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hatrack River Writers Workshop » Forums » Open Discussions About Writing » Campbell Award Candidates

   
Author Topic: Campbell Award Candidates
philocinemas
Member
Member # 8108

 - posted      Profile for philocinemas   Email philocinemas         Edit/Delete Post 
I want to wish Brad and skadder (and any other Hatrackers who are eligible) good luck with possibly being nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for best new SF or Fantasy writer. Due to their recent wins in WOTF, they are both now eligible to be nominated for this award. I believe they are also eligible to be nominated for the Hugo as well.

The following link - WOTF - explains how writers can be nominated and links to various conventions where this can be done. Not to be cliche, but just being nominated is a big honor. Good luck, guys!


Posts: 2003 | Registered: Jul 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Brad R Torgersen
Member
Member # 8211

 - posted      Profile for Brad R Torgersen   Email Brad R Torgersen         Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks! As I have stated elsewhere, I am reasonably certain that WOTF will be the first and last writing award I ever get. (grin) No worries, if I can have even a little bit of Kevin J. Anderson's success, it's all good.
Posts: 386 | Registered: Sep 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
skadder
Member
Member # 6757

 - posted      Profile for skadder   Email skadder         Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah. Thanks. It's usually people who have written novel who win, a couple of pro-published short stories like mine won't swing it!
Posts: 2995 | Registered: Oct 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Wordcaster
Member
Member # 9183

 - posted      Profile for Wordcaster   Email Wordcaster         Edit/Delete Post 
Where can I read your stories? Wotf anthologies or are there additional locations?
Posts: 475 | Registered: Jul 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
tchernabyelo
Member
Member # 2651

 - posted      Profile for tchernabyelo   Email tchernabyelo         Edit/Delete Post 
IIRC, Mary Robinette Kowal won it based on short story publication.
Posts: 1469 | Registered: Jun 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
skadder
Member
Member # 6757

 - posted      Profile for skadder   Email skadder         Edit/Delete Post 
True--but novelists tend to win, I think.

[This message has been edited by skadder (edited January 19, 2011).]


Posts: 2995 | Registered: Oct 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
skadder
Member
Member # 6757

 - posted      Profile for skadder   Email skadder         Edit/Delete Post 
Brad is published in WOTF 26 with me, available as a download from amazon. You can get free kindle software to read it on.

He has also had a number of stories published (some are to be published) in Analog. I think one was November 2010--not sure when the others are. He is also an active member of SFWA. Analog can be purchased from fictionwise and other places as an e-version (amazon too I believe).

I have also been published in Intergalactic Medicine Show in August 2010; Redstone Science Fiction (December 2010) (free to read) and Dark Spires anthology (2.98 from amazon for e-version).


Posts: 2995 | Registered: Oct 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
izanobu
Member
Member # 9314

 - posted      Profile for izanobu           Edit/Delete Post 
My eligible story is still up on Daily Science Fiction: http://dailysciencefiction.com/story/annie-bellet/no-spaceships-go

Novelists tend to win it, yes. I figure I'll have to either sell a ton of short work this year or have the quickest purchase and publish of any novelist in history to have a shot for real since technically 2011 is my last year of eligibility if I make any professional sales. Alas, novels generally take 18-24 months to come out even after contracts are signed, so I'm doomed. The sales, however, will console me


Posts: 96 | Registered: Nov 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Kitti
Member
Member # 7277

 - posted      Profile for Kitti   Email Kitti         Edit/Delete Post 
I'm eligible this year, too, for my story in IGMS.

http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com/cgi-bin/mag.cgi?do=issue&vol=i16&article=_004


Posts: 715 | Registered: Nov 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
philocinemas
Member
Member # 8108

 - posted      Profile for philocinemas   Email philocinemas         Edit/Delete Post 
Good luck to all of you.
Posts: 2003 | Registered: Jul 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
skadder
Member
Member # 6757

 - posted      Profile for skadder   Email skadder         Edit/Delete Post 
Don't forget, if you are eligible, to register on the Campbell Award Eligible Author Site (or something like that).
Posts: 2995 | Registered: Oct 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
snapper
Member
Member # 7299

 - posted      Profile for snapper   Email snapper         Edit/Delete Post 
I was just looking over a few of the authors eligible for the prize. Matthew Bey makes such a compelling argument I am considering lightening my wallet for the right to vote for him.

http://www.writertopia.com/profiles/MatthewBey


Posts: 3072 | Registered: Dec 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Brad R Torgersen
Member
Member # 8211

 - posted      Profile for Brad R Torgersen   Email Brad R Torgersen         Edit/Delete Post 
Hah, that's a great link snapper. He he he he....
Posts: 386 | Registered: Sep 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
skadder
Member
Member # 6757

 - posted      Profile for skadder   Email skadder         Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah, very funny!
Posts: 2995 | Registered: Oct 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Foste
Member
Member # 8892

 - posted      Profile for Foste   Email Foste         Edit/Delete Post 
Great sense of humor. I didn't like Pogopolis, but I wish him luck-and all our fellow Hattrackers.
Posts: 628 | Registered: Nov 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Grayson Morris
Member
Member # 9285

 - posted      Profile for Grayson Morris           Edit/Delete Post 
I liked both the stories I read at the link above. "Pogopolis" seemed uneven, like a first draft, and there were a couple of tense problems and some other niggles I had with it, but the author has a gift for phrasing. I'll definitely read more of his work.

That said, I don't know that I'd consider him the best new writer the year has to offer. He reads to me like someone with a talent for writing who needs to acquire some polish.


Posts: 381 | Registered: Oct 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

   Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Hatrack River Home Page

Copyright © 2008 Hatrack River Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.


Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2