So we've reached Award time - Nebula, Stoker, Hugo, and others. Here and there, you'll see writers posting lists of their eligible stories. I've been reading, recommending, keeping lists, etc.. This is my first year as a member of SFWA, so I'm excited about voting for the Nebula Award in the various categories, but I'm also terrified I've missed something fantastic that I would have voted for had I read it. I know no one can read everything, but I want to make the most informed votes I can. Of course, the stories that speak to me may not speak to others, but it is what it is.
And here is my obligatory nod to my own work. The story I'm most proud of that saw publication in 2011 is Like Origami in Water which was published by Daily Science Fiction in October. It's dark fantasy so it would be eligible for the Stoker, Nebula, and Hugo.
And to be honest, I'm laughing a little as I type this. It feels awkward in a high school 'vote for me' sort of way. But I've received a lot of positive feedback on the story so to not mention it would feel strange, too. It would be very cool if people deemed it vote-worthy, but if not, I'm not going to fall to pieces in a pile of broken. That would be rather silly, yes?