It has become a tradition among genre authors to write a post at the start of each year listing their works from the previous year that are eligible for awards. Some people see these as grabs for attention, but I think mostly they’re just informational. If a reader wants a reminder of what an author has written, or is in any doubt about what works are eligible for what awards, then an award eligibility post clears things up neatly.
Anyway, this is the first year I’ve been able to participate in this tradition, so here it is: my first Award Eligibility Post:
- Belt Three is eligible for the Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novel, and any other Best Novel Awards.
- Because it’s my first professionally published work, Belt Three also makes me eligible for the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer, and any other New Writer or Debut Novel awards.
I’m not going to say that I think Belt Three is worthy of an award, or that I think it isn’t. Mostly I just like being able to list it!