Sunday, April 08, 2012

2011 Hugo nominations include Apex Magazine

I was just informed by editor Lynne Thomas that Apex Magazine was nominated for a Hugo Award as  Best Semiprozine for their work in 2011. A big congratulations to her and to all of the nominees, who are all outstanding candidates!

The full nominations are:

Apex Magazine edited by Catherynne M. Valente, Lynne M. Thomas, and Jason Sizemore. It is an online prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. Works full of marrow and passion, stories that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display. Apex recently published two poems of mine, Wight and Swallowing the Moon in November, 2011.

Interzone edited by Andy Cox. Interzone is an award-winning British fantasy and science fiction magazine. Published since 1982, Interzone is the eighth longest-running science fiction magazine in history, and the longest-running British SF magazine. Stories published in Interzone have been finalists for the Hugo Awards and have won a Nebula Award and numerous British Science Fiction Awards.

Lightspeed edited by John Joseph Adams. Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. No subject is off-limits, and they encourage their writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.

Locus edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al. Since 1968, Locus publishes news of the Science Fiction publishing field with extensive reviews and listings of new science fiction books and magazines.

New York Review of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell, Kevin J. Maroney, Kris Dikeman, and Avram Grumer. The New York Review of Science Fiction is a monthly literary journal of science fiction that was established in 1988. It includes works of science fiction criticism, essays, and in-depth critical reviews of new works of fiction and scholarship. It is published by Dragon Press.

The Hugo Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and were officially named the Science Fiction Achievement Awards until 1992. Organized and overseen by the World Science Fiction Society, the awards are given each year at the annual World Science Fiction Convention as the central focus of the event.

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