Aurora Award nominations now open
The nomination period for the 2009 Aurora Awards is now open. The Auroras are fan-voted awards given annually for the best Canadian speculative fiction. Anyone who is a Canadian citizen (not necessarily living in Canada), or a permanent resident may nominate a work. Getting nominated is the first step to appearing on the final voting ballot.
I again have a number of stories eligible to be nominated and, for the first time, a book! Impossibilia is my first collection. It came out in November from the award-winning PS Publishing and has been getting great reviews. It contains two new stories that are also eligible for nomination: "A Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by van Gogh" and "Going Down to Lucky Town." You can read reviews of Impossibilia as well as excerpts from both stories here.
This year, you can nominate quickly and easily online at: http://www.prixaurorawards.ca. Nominations close Feb 28.
Any consideration for an Aurora nomination would be much appreciated. My eligible works this year by nomination category are as follows:
Best Long Form Work in English - 2008:
IMPOSSIBILIA, Douglas Smith, PS Publishing (read reviews)
Best Short Form Work in English - 2008:
"A Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by van Gogh," Douglas Smith, IMPOSSIBILIA (read reviews)
"Going Down to Lucky Town," Douglas Smith, IMPOSSIBILIA (read reviews)
"Doorways," Douglas Smith, POSTSCRIPTS #17
A list of all eligible works that may be nominated this year is available at http://www.canadiansf.com/node/24.
Finding the Stories
I normally post my eligible stories online, but all of these publications are very recent and the editors wouldn't be very pleased with me if I did that. If you're interested in reading any particular story, both Impossibilia and Postscripts #17 may be ordered from PS Publishing.
Thanks for listening!