Tuesday 27 March 2001
Deadline for Hugo Awards nominations is March 31. You can vote online if you have a membership ID number and a unique ID number on your mailing label from Millennium Philcon.
Deadline for nominating or sending books for consideration for the 2000 Sidewise Awards is April 2. Queries should be sent to Steven H Silver; the addresses for the judges can be found at the Sidewise Award
And deadline for voting in this year's Locus Poll and Survey, which you can do online, is April 15.
Monday 26 March 2001
Robert J. Sawyer will run a four-day science fiction writing workshop this summer at the University of Toronto, one stream of the Taddle Creek Summer Writers' Workshop, from Friday June 29 to Monday July 2. Registration deadline is June 27, 2001; tuition is C$462 (about US$300). Details at http://learn.utoronto.ca/creative/events.asp.
The panel of judges has been chosen for next year's annual James Tiptree, Jr.
Memorial Award (for works published in 2001):
Suzy McKee Charnas
The James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award is given every year to the work of speculative fiction that best explores and/or expands common ideas of gender. If you have any books or short stories you think should come to the attention of the judges, especially those outside the usual genre sources, please let them know.
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Tuesday 6 March 2001
The SFWA is sponsoring a series of nationwide book signings to coincide with the Nebula Awards weekend, April 27-29, 2001. All writers of speculative fiction are welcome to participate, including authors of time travel romances, paranormal mysteries, supernatural horror, etc.
If you would like to be part of a signing or reading at your local bookstore, please contact Robert Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please try and respond by March 21 as it will take a couple of weeks to put authors together with booksellers and hopefully arrange for some kind of publicity.
If you know of any authors who might want to participate, please feel free to forward this message.
2001 Philip K. Dick Award Judges Announced
The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the U.S.A. in the 2001 award year are:
Publishers who issue eligible titles during the calendar year 2001 are
encouraged to provide copies to each of the judges as the books are published
during the year. (All works of science fiction published originally in the
US as paperbacks during the year 2001 are eligible.) The nominees will be
announced in January, 2002. The Philip K. Dick Awards ceremony will be held
in Seattle at Norwescon 25, in April, 2002.
80 Thompson St. #5
New York, NY 10012-5114
502 Fifth St., Apt. 13
Coralville, IA 52241
Jan Lars Jensen
1094 Wellington St. #308
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z9
7238 221st Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98053
Scott Westerfeld (PRL)
151 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003
The Philip K. Dick Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction
Society. The sponsoring convention in Norwescon (the Northwest Science
Fiction Society). The 1999 award was given to Vacuum Diagrams by Stephen
Baxter (published by HarperPrism) and a special citation was awarded to Tower of Dreams by Jamil Nasir (published by Bantam Spectra). The 2000 awards will
be announced at Norwescon 24 on April 14, 2000.
For more information, contact the award administration:
David G. Hartwell (914) 769-5545
Gordon Van Gelder (201) 876-2551
For more information about the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, http://www.psfs.org/: Contact Gary Feldbaum (215) 563-2511
For more information about Norwescon: http://www.norwescon.org/: Contact NorthWest SF Society: (206) 270-7850.
Kansas City SFF Society Anniversary
The Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society will celebrate its 30th
Anniversary with a banquet at the Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park,
Kansas on Saturday March 24th. The event will recognize three Honorees for
service to the club, one from each decade: Susan Satterfield, Becky
Rickert, and Sally Osgood. The Banquet and presentation will be followed
with a public meeting and and a dance.
For more details check http://www.kcsciencefiction.org/30th.htm. Tickets for the dinner must be purchased by March 10th.
Ellen Datlow seeks horror
Ellen Datlow writes...
I co-edit the World Fantasy Award winning anthology series The Yearís Best Fantasy and Horror (St. Martin's Press) with Terri Windling. The fourteenth annual collection will be out in July 2001. We are now reading for the fifteenth volume, which will include all material published in the year 2001.
I am looking for stories from all branches of horror: from the traditional-supernatural to the borderline, including high-tech science fiction horror, psychological horror or anything else that might qualify. If in doubt, send it. This is a reprint anthology so I am only reading material published in or about to be published during the year 2001. Submission deadline for stories is December 15th 2001. Anything sent after this deadline will reach me too late. If a magazine you edit will be coming out by December 31st 2001 you can send me galleys or manuscripts so that I can judge the stories in time.
There are summations of "the year in horror," and "the year in fantasy" in the front of each volume. These include magazine and publishing news concerning the horror and fantasy fields, novels we've read and liked, and in my section, "odds and ends" -- material that doesn't fit anywhere else but that I feel might interest the horror reader (like strange nonfiction titles, art books, etc). But I have to be aware of this material in order to mention it. The deadline for this section is January 30th, 2002.
When sending me material please put YEAR'S BEST HORROR on the envelope.
Terri Windlingís submissions should be sent to:
48 Eighth Avenue PMB 405
New York, NY 10014
The Yearís Best Fantasy
c/o Richard and Mardelle Kunz
2509 N. Campbell PMB 402
Tucson, AZ 85719-3304
Terri covers fantasy and I cover horror. If you consider something both, send to each of us. We do not confer on our choices.
****I do not want to receive manuscripts from authors of stories from venues that itís likely I already receive regularly (like Interzone, The Third Alternative, Peeping Tom, etc.) or from anthologies, unless I don't have that anthology. And please do not send a sase to let you know if I like a story. If I choose it you will be informed. If you want to make sure I receive something, enclose a self-addressed-stamped postcard and I will let you know the date it arrived. For stories that appear on the web, please send me (or have the publisher send me) print-outs of your story.
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