For BCS readers interested in making nominations for this year’s Hugo Awards, here are details on how you can become eligible to nominate, how to nominate, and what BCS stories are eligible if you’d like to consider us and our stories.
How to Become Eligible to Nominate
To become eligible to make nominations, you must be either have purchased a full membership or the less expensive non-attending membership to MidAmericon II (the 2016 Worldcon, in Kansas City) or the 2017 Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland as of January 31, 2016, or you must have been a member of last year’s Worldcon, Sasquan.
How to Nominate:
MidAmericon II’s webpage on the Hugos has an online nomination form. (You will need your con membership info.)
Deadline to Nominate:
You must have your nominations in by March 31 2016, 11.59 pm PDT.
Here are a couple of our best-reviewed pieces of 2015 and which category they fit in (short fiction categories for Hugos and Nebulas are the same). For a list of all eligible BCS stories and their categories, see the bottom of this post.
BCS itself is eligible for the Best Semiprozine Hugo.
Best Short Story:
“Two to Leave” by Yoon Ha Lee (Recommended at Locus Online)
For information on Hugo nominating, see the webpage that MidAmericon II (the 2016 Worldcon) has about the Hugos. For other eligible short fiction, we recommend our authors’ stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.
Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for Hugo Awards and Nebulas, and what official category they are in. Thanks very much for considering our authors and their fiction!
Best Short Story:
“A Killer of Dead Men” by David Tallerman
“So Strange the Trees” by James Lecky
“Spider’s Ink” by Jason S. Ridler
“The Guardian’s Head” by Tamara Vardomskaya
“Bloodless” by Cory Skerry
“A Careful Fire” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
“The Sons of Vincente” by I.L. Heisler
“Flying the Coop” by Jack Nicholls
“Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” by Fran Wilde
“Moogh and the Great Trench Kraken” by Suzanne Palmer
“The Exile of the Eldest Son of the Family Ysanne” by Kendra Leigh Speedling
“The Scale-Tree” by Raphael Ordoñez
“The Insurrectionist and the Empress Who Reigns Over Time” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
“Seasons Set in Skin” by Caroline M. Yoachim
“Stone Prayers” by Kate Marshall (Recommended at Locus Online)
“The Girl with Golden Hair” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
“Court Bindings” by Karalynn Lee
“On Freedom of Agency and the Finding of Lost Hearts” by Ken Scholes
“Two to Leave” by Yoon Ha Lee
“Out of the Rose Hills” by Marissa Lingen
“Splitskin” by E. Catherine Tobler
“Swallowing Silver” by Erin Cashier
“The Snake-Oil Salesman and the Prophet’s Head” by Shannon Peavey
“The Fires of Mercy” by Spencer Ellsworth
“Sun, Stone, Spear” by Carrie Vaughn
“The Sixth Day” by Sylvia Anna Hivén
“Steady on Her Feet” by K.J. Kabza
“A Screech of Gulls” by Alyc Helms
“Everything Beneath You” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
“The Metamorphoses of Narcissus” by Tamara Vardomskaya
“Eyes Beyond the Fire” by Nick Scorza
“The Delusive Cartographer” by Rich Larson
“Holy Water, Holy Blood” by Bruce McAllister
“Demons Enough” by Ian McHugh
“The Four Schools” by Naim Kabir
“Fire Rises” by Alec Austin
“Defy the Grey Kings” by Jason Fischer
“The Grace of Turning Back” by Therese Arkenberg
“Sinseerly A Friend & Yr. Obed’t” by Thomas M. Waldroon (Recommended at Locus Online)
“Primaflora’s Journey” by Cat Rambo
“Wild Things Got to Go Free” by Heather Clitheroe
“Madonna” by Bruce McAllister
“Y Brenin” by C.A. Hawksmoor
“The Wizard’s House” by Stephen Case
“Day of the Dragonfly” by Raphael Ordoñez
Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!