What is the John W. Campbell Award?

A few weeks ago, I learned that I (along with many other authors) was eligible for an award given to new writers because of my publication in 2011.

The John W. Campbell Award is given to the best new science fiction or fantasy writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy was published in a professional publication in the previous two years. For the 2013 award, which is presented at the World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), the qualifying work must have been published in 2011 or 2012.

There is a website where those eligible can list their work (and apparently, can continue to update for years afterward). My page is here: Lee Hallison Writertopia Page

978-1-938834-05-9In addition, a great editor, M. David Blake, put together an enormous volume of stories by most of the currently eligible authors – free until the voting closes. If you are interested, the stories are terrific.  Click on the cover photo to get the free download. Anyone attending WorldCon (or who attended last year) may vote.


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