Nominations for the 2012 World Fantasy Awards close soon. The WFAs are a juried award, but three of the five finalists in each category are chosen not by the judges but by reader nomination.
For any BCS readers interested in nominating , here are details on how you can nominate and links to several of our best-reviewed stories of the year.
Nominations close on May 31, so plan to do it soon.
Are You Eligible to Nominate?
If you were a member of World Fantasy Con last year (2012, Toronto) or in 2011 (San Diego), or are a member this year (2013, Brighton UK), you are eligible to nominate.
Deadline to Nominate:
Voting closes on May 31, 2011.
How to Nominate:
Go to World Fantasy Convention 2013 — World Fantasy Awards Ballot and either use the online nomination form, or use one of their file-format ballots (DOC, PDF, etc) and email it to the email address provided (email@example.com).
What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2012, which is BCS #86 through #111, inclusive.
Here are links to a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2012, including which WFA category they fit in (Short Story or Novella–the categories are different from the ones for Hugos or Nebulas). For a list of all eligible BCS stories, click “Show hidden text” at the bottom of this post.
Best Short Story:
“Scry,” by Anne Ivy
“Unsilenced,” by Karalynn Lee
“The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert
(all of these stories were named to the Locus Recommended Reading List)
For more information on the WFA categories, see this WFC page.
Thanks very much for your interest in Beneath Ceaseless Skies!
Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the World Fantasy Awards. Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!
Best Short Story:
“Juggernaut,” by Megan Arkenberg
“Serkers and Sleep,” by Kenneth Schneyer
“Ratcatcher,” by Garth Upshaw
“Hold a Candle to The Devil,” by Nicole M. Taylor
“After Compline, Silence Falls,” by M. Bennardo
“Liaisons Galantes: A Scientific Romance,” by David D. Levine
“Calibrated Allies,” by Marissa Lingen
“The Lady of the Lake,” by E. Catherine Tobler
“The Last Gorgon,” by Rajan Khanna
“The Proof of Bravery,” by David Milstein
“A Place to Stand,” by Grace Seybold
“Shadows Under Hexmouth Street,” by Justin Howe
“The Mote-Dancer and the Firelife,” by Chris Willrich
“The Book of Locked Doors,” by Yoon Ha Lee
“Bearslayer and the Black Knight,” by Tom Crosshill
“The Ivy-Smothered Palisade,” by Mike Allen
“Pridecraft,” by Christian K. Martinez
“To Go Home to Leal,” by Susan Forest
“A Marble for the Drowning River,” by Ann Chatham
“Shades of Amber,” by Marie Croke
“The Magic of Dark and Hollow Places,” by Adam Callaway
“One Ear Back,” by Tina Connolly
“Lady Marmalade,” by E. Catherine Tobler
“How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move,” by Chris Willrich
“Fox Bones. Many Uses.,” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
“The Three Feats of Agani,” by Christie Yant
“Virtue’s Ghosts,” by Amanda M. Olson
“The Heart of the Rail,” by Mark Teppo
“The Tale of the Aggrieved Astrologer,” by Jack Nicholls
“The Angel Azrael Delivers Small Mercies,” by Peter Darbyshire
“Beyond the Shrinking World,” by Nathaniel Katz
“When Averly Fell from the Sky,” by Dean Wells
“Bandit and the Seventy Raccoon War,” by Don Allmon
“The Ascent of Unreason,” by Marie Brennan
“Worth of Crows,” by Seth Dickinson
“Three Little Foxes,” by Richard Parks
“Cursed Motives,” by Marissa Lingen
“Luck Fish,” by Peta Freestone
“A Song of Blackness,” by Nancy Fulda
“They Make of You a Monster,” by Damien Walters Grintalis
“Seeking The Great Raymundo,” by Jamie Lackey
“The Scorn of the Peregrinator,” by John E.O. Stevens
“The Storms in Arisbat,” by Therese Arkenberg
“Casualties,” by Alec Austin
“The Giants of Galtares,” by Sue Burke
“The Empire of Nothingness,” by Geoffrey Maloney
“‘His Crowning Glory’: a new tale of the Antique Lands,” by Noreen Doyle
“Death and the Thunderbird,” by Michael J. DeLuca
Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!