Award-eligible Fiction: 2017

by on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s award season again, and time for another post highlighting our award-eligible fiction.

Depending on which award you might be reading for, you’ll have more interests in some stories than others. I’ve put a very high-level genre label on each work, so if you’re a Stoker Award reader you’ll be able to cherry pick the horror shorts versus a World Fantasy Award reader who is more interested in the fantasy work, and so on. Of course, we hope you read all the stories.

I’ve also included the word count. We did publish a handful of stories longer than 7500 words this year.

“Mag, the Habitat and We” by Lia Swope Mitchell (science fiction, 3100 words)

“Next Station, Shibuya” by Iori Kusano (science fiction, 3700 words)

“The Dark Birds” by Ursula Vernon (dark fantasy, horror, 7600 words)

“Soliloquy in a Cheap Diner Off Route 66” by James Beamon (science fiction, 3700 words)

“The Invisible Box” by J.J. Litke (science fiction, horror, 1100 words)

“Queen of Dirt” by Nisi Shawl (dark fantasy, 5700 words)

“The Bells” by Lyndsie Manusos (horror, dark fantasy, 4700 words)

“As Long as You Can Stand It” by Joanna Truman *Valentine’s Flash Fiction* (dark fantasy, 250 words)

“Butterfly Man” by Tonya Walter *Valentine’s Flash Fiction* (dark fantasy, 250 words)

“St. Theophilus the Penitent” by Rich Larson *Valentine’s Flash Fiction* (science fiction, horror, 250 words)

“You Too Shall Be Psyche” by Rich Larson (science fiction, horror, 5800 words)

“Luminaria” by John Hornor Jacobs (horror, dark fantasy, 10100 words)

“Waste” by Mary Elizabeth Burroughs (science fiction, 4800 words)

“Cut, Cut, Cut” by Walter Mosley (science fiction, 6200 words)

“Aunt Dissy’s Policy Dream Book” by Sheree Renée Thomas (dark fantasy, 7700 words)

“Say, She Toy” by Chesya Burke (science fiction, horror, 2600 words)

“The Selkie Wives” by Kendra Fortmeyer (dark fantasy, 4800 words)

“How Lovely Is the Silence of Growing Things” by Evan Dicken (science fiction, 5000 words)

“The Three-tongued Mummy” by E. Catherine Tobler (fantasy, horror, 7400 words)

“Elena’s Angel” by Aimee Ogden (dark fantasy, 4400 words)

“Welcome to Astuna” by Pip Coen (science fiction, 3900 words)

“Black Hole Heart” by K.A. Teryna (science fiction, 1700 words)

“L’appel du vide” by Rich Larson (science fiction, 5000 words)

“THE TURING MACHINES OF BABEL” by Eric Schwitzgebel (science fiction, 7200 words)

“If a Bird Can Be a Ghost” by Allison Mills (dark fantasy, 5000 words)

“Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience” by Rebecca Roanhorse (science fiction, 5800 words)

“Skinny Charlie’s Orbiting Teepee” by Pamela Rentz (science fiction, 4500 words)

“The Trip” by Mari Kurisato (science fiction, 5200 words)

“The Man in the Crimson Coat” by Andrea Tang (science fiction, 5000 words)

“Penelope Waits” by Dennis Danvers (science fiction, 4000 words)

“My Struggle” by Lavie Tidhar (alt-history, 7400 words)

“So Sings the Siren” by Annie Neugebauer (horror, dark fantasy, 1000 words)

“The Case of the Mysterious Meat” by Kate Ingram (weird, 800 words)

“An Unexpected Boon” by S.B. Divya (fantasy, 6100 words)

“Untilted” by K.A. Teryna (dark fantasy, 7700 words)

“Behind Her, Trailing Like Butterfly Wings” by Daniela Tomova (science fiction, 6300 words)

“The Edge of Things” by Katharine E. K. Duckett (science fiction, 6600 words)


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