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28 January 2016 @ 01:58 pm
Resources for Hugo Nominators  
Hugo Nominations are now open, and PINs are going out via email! I wrote a bit about why you might want (or not-want) to nominate for the Hugo awards here. If nominating for the Hugos is something you want to do remember you need to buy your membership by January 31, which is coming right up.

Anyways if you are nominating it can be confusing to figure out what is eligible and in what category, so I’ve put together a list of links that I hope will help people.

I know this is lot, but remember you don’t have to know everything about a category to nominate in it. If you read or watched one work in a category and you think it is award worthy you should nominate it!

General

The official site has a list of categories here

A. C. Wise’s collection of eligibility posts and recommendation posts

Cat Rambo’s eligibility post with links to many other eligibility posts

Renay’s Hugo spread sheet with rec’s for all categories Renay has been organizing this resource for several years. I find it very useful.

Hugo Eligbity Wiki A similar project that is new this year. Looks like it should be helpful.

Other Awards
These are resources to help people nominate for other related awards. Note categories don't always overlap perfectly.

British Science Fiction Association (BSFA)Awards Long list

Ditmar Eligibility List The Ditmar is an award for Australian SFF, the site list things that were published in Australia in 2015.

Reading list for the Nebula Awards

Eligibility Lists for Specific Categories

Lady Business quarterly short fiction recs (Q1, Q2, Q3) The editors over at Lady Business have been running a quarterly poll on the best SFF short fiction. The 1st three quarters are up.

Semiprozine directory A list of things that qualify as semiprozines

John W. Campbell Award for best new writer eligibility page

Hugo Eligible Art 2015 tumblr for the both pro and fan art categories, includes eligible work.

Magazines' Lists of What They Published in 2015
Most of these either include word count or list the stories by Hugo Category

Apex

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Book Smugglers Publishing

Clarkesworld

Escape Artists (Note podcast of stories are eligible as stories (for the writing) and as dramatic presentations (for the performance.))

Giganotosurus

Strange Horizons

Tor.com

Uncanny

Technical Stuff
These won’t help you nominate but if you want really geek out about the Hugos here are a couple of super detailed links.

Chaos Horizon A blog that uses stats and data to try and predict the novel category of the Hugos and Nebulas.

kevin_standlee A former (and possibly future) Hugo admin who posts about technical aspects of the awards along with stuff about his daily life.

The WSFS Page at MidAmericon II WSFS, the World Science Fiction Society is the umbrella organization of worldcons. The WSFS constitution contains the governing rules for the Hugo Awards. This has links to constitutional changes from last year that if ratified will become the rules for next year. (Under “business passed on”) This is also were proposals for new constitutional changes will appear as they are submitted.

Know of other resources that should be here? Let me know and I will add them.

Crosspost from: http://forestofglory.dreamwidth.org/193009.html