01-05-2012, 08:55 PM

For any BCS readers interested in nominating for the 2012 Hugo Awards, here are details on how you can nominate and links to several of our best-reviewed stories of the year.

Are You Eligible to Nominate?
To be eligible to make nominations, you must be either have purchased a membership to Chicon 7 (the 2012 Worldcon) or LoneStarCon 3 (the 2013 Worldcon) as of January 31, 2012, or you must have been a member of the 2011 Worldcon, Renovation.

Deadline to Nominate:
You must have your nominations in before Sunday March 11, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

How to Nominate:
Chicon’s webpage on Hugo Nominations has an online nomination form and a printable one you can fill out and mail in.

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2011, which is BCS Issue #60 through Issue #85, inclusive.

Here’s a list of some of our best-reviewed stories of 2011, including which Hugo category they fit in (Short Story, Novelette, or Novella). For a list of all eligible BCS stories, see this Hugo post in our Forums.

Best Short Story:

Richard Parks, The Ghost of Shinoda Forest
A.B. Treadwell, Playing for Amarante
Greg Linklater, Memories of Her
Michael J. DeLuca, The Nine-Tailed Cat
Adam Callaway, Walls of Paper, Soft as Skin

Siobhan Carroll, In the Gardens of the Night
Nicole M. Taylor, A Spoonful of Salt
Dean Wells, To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift
Seth Dickinson, The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds

Best Novelette:
Geoffrey Maloney, Mr Morrow Becomes Acquainted with the Delicate Art of Squid Keeping
Rosamund Hodge, And Her Eyes Sewn Shut with Unicorn Hair
Rose Lemberg, Held Close in Syllables of Light
Megan Arkenberg, The Gardens of Landler Abbey

Best Semipro Zine:
Beneath Ceaseless Skies

For more information on the Hugo categories, read Renovation’s Hugo FAQ.

Thanks very much for considering BCS and our stories!

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