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Awards Eligibility 2020!

It's that time of year again: Nebula Award nominations are open, and the nomination period for the Hugo Awards is fast approaching. I had two eligible pieces of short fiction that I would be honored to have you consider this year, and hope you'll take the time to read the many other incredible works out across the science fiction and fantasy field in 2020.


In the Novelette Category


"The Ones Who Look"

Published on Tor.com in July 2020

10,830 words

Edited by Carl Engle-Laird

Illustrated by Esther Goh


Ethical Empire built the gate to heaven, and their employees hold the keys. By offering custom-built afterlives through full-brain uploads, they answered the needs of a society pushed to the brink by climate change and cascading antibiotic failure. But for Zoe, who works daily to assess the sins of users and decide who’s worthy of salvation, heaven is not so simple. Despite the urging of the angels on her shoulder, she is determined to uncover heaven’s secrets, no matter the cost.





"Nothing But Flowers"

Published in Rebuilding Tomorrow, November 2020

8,390 words

Edited by Tsana Dolichva


What if the apocalypse isn't the end of the world? In this follow-up to Defying Doomsday, disabled and chronically ill protagonists build new worlds from the remains of the old. In "Nothing But Flowers," a community of disabled survivors must defend the thriving community on the Lower East Side of New York City they've built after disaster from the forces of greed and the lawyers who have emerged from beneath the earth to claim their hard-won home.

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