February 2009 issue
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2009 Locus Poll and Survey Ballot
posted 2 February 2009
Here is the online version of the 39th annual Locus Awards ballot, covering works that appeared in 2008. You may vote for up to five works in each category. In each position, you may either make a selection from the drop-down list OR enter a write-in candidate in the blank box at the right. Do not vote for the same work more than once, except Best First Novels may also be listed in Best Novel categories. [If you violate this rule, we will disregard your ballot.] Feel free to leave some categories blank or partially blank.
The drop-down selections for books and short fiction are based on Locus's 2008 Recommended Reading List [this link will open a new window], which gives full titles and publication credits. Drop-down selections in magazine, editor, artist, and publisher categories are based on the last two year's results. However, you are welcome to vote for anything. Note that the Hugo and Nebula awards have somewhat different eligibility requirements; Locus Awards are open to publications or work that first appeared, anywhere in the world, during calendar year 2008. If you are voting for items not on our Recommended Reading List, please give both author and title as well as place of appearance (and please enter in the same format, <lastname, title> with no quotations marks or other punctuation, as the drop-down selections).
Please attempt to fill out both the poll and survey; a free issue of Locus will be given for a filled-out ballot to subscribers of record when we count them in April, so please use the exact name on your subscription and your subscription number. Deadline for ballots is April 15, 2009.
If you prefer, you may print this page, fill it in by hand, and mail it to Locus Publications, PO Box 13305, Oakland CA 94661.
Anonymous ballots will not be counted. Please include your name and e-mail address with your submission.