Today the nominees for the Nebula Award were posted, and Amal El-Mohtar’s story from The Starlit Wood, “Seasons of Glass and Iron“, is on the list! Navah and I are thrilled for Amal. I think it’s a superb list. I particularly love the novel nominees – really terrific material. I’m also glad to see nominations for excellent work by Victor LaValle, Seanan McGuire, Fran Wilde, Alyssa Wong, Jason Sanford, Cat Rambo, Brooke Bolander, Sam J. Miller, and many other folks. I’ve read most but not all the nominated works, so I’m excited to start on those I’ve missed.
In other award news, the nominees for the Australian Aurealis Award have been announced, and another Starlit Wood story has garnered attention: Garth Nix’s “Penny for a Match, Mister?”. Garth’s story is nominated for both Best Fantasy Short Story and Best Horror story. Again, Navah and I are incredibly happy to see this.
Here’s hoping we see more nominations for Starlit stories in the near future!