george nik. wrote:So it happens that I'm officially eligible for the 2016 Campbell Award.
hazlett wrote:Does anyone know how long it takes to get posted on the writertopia site?
Ishmael wrote:George it is very good of you to prod my indolent footsteps forward in this way. If the micro doesn't count then I'm in my second year of eligibility with three more qualifying stories in 2015, in TGDSB, Sockdolager and Flame Tree respectively.
I have emailed Mr Walton to check if this understanding is correct. As you say, though getting nominated may be a bit of a long shot, it certainly can't hurt if people actually know you're eligible.
Ishmael wrote:I would however assume that any anthology of Campbell-eligible stories would have to be produced well in arrears since exclusive rights for the initial publishers may take a year or so to expire in some cases. Stories published in 2013 and therefore eligible in 2014 would probably not be publishable as reprints before 2015 and so on. In some cases they will be available free on-line for long periods or indefinitely too.
george nik. wrote:hazlett wrote:Does anyone know how long it takes to get posted on the writertopia site?
I initially sent them a message through the form on the page and for a few days nothing happened. Then I emailed the moderator, David Walton (his email's on the page also) and he responded immediately to tell me I was indeed eligible. So I emailed him again to ask him if he would put me on the list or I should contact someone else, and he replied that he already asked Bill Katz to include me. So the next day I was in.
Hope this helps.
Ishmael wrote:I gather the 2013 and 2014 Campbellian Anthologies differed from the original series edited by George R R Martin back, I think, in the 80's, insofar as they tried to include all eligible writers and not just nominees. They were issued as unpaid reprints in the run-up to the voting, available for free download and withdrawn immediately thereafter.
Although it seems it was intended to keep up the annual issue this did not happen last year. I have no idea why, unless it became impractical, because (Correct me if I'm wrong George) the second one already had about 350,000 words.
I wouldn't be surprised to find it proved impossible to include every eligible writer, let alone every eligible work.
And I suppose for all the actual Hugo categories the nominators just have to remember what they liked during the year?
Ishmael wrote:And the link for submitting your eligible stories is now posted here
N.B. For Western hemisphere writers the deadline for submissions is 27 February, not 28.
Unfortunately I'm sitting on my hands in the hope that an eligibility ruling can be obtained before then. (At least I hope someone is asking on my behalf, though I'm not exactly sure.) There is some question as to whether my eligibility clock actually started with my AE Micro piece in 2013 or whether AE Micro is not the same as AE (which is an eligible publication.) So my eligibility could be expired without anyone noticing it had started.
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