December 4th, 2014

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Award Eligible Fiction 2014

Originally published at Unlikely Story. You can comment here or there.

It’s that time of year again -- awards eligibility posts are going up all over the web, and folks in the speculative fiction community are pondering what to recommend and nominate this year. In the interest of providing an all-in-one handy resource, here’s what Unlikely Story has published in 2014.

Most of the stories we’ve published this year fall into the Short Fiction category for all the usual awards -- Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, Stoker, etc. Stories marked with a single asterisk (*) fall into the Novelette category according to Nebula Award rules. Stories marked with a double asterisk (**) are by Canadian authors, and also qualify for the Aurora Awards and the Sunburst Award, which is adding a short fiction category this year. If you happen to be one of our authors, and know of other country-specific (or otherwise-specific) awards you qualify for that you’d like us to mention, please drop us a line and let us know.

Unlikely Story #8: The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography -- February 2014

Something in Our Minds Will Always Stay by Barry King**
Ink by Mari Ness
Chilaquiles con Code by Mary Alexandra Agner
How My Best Friend Rania Crashed a Party and Saved the World by Ada Hoffmann**
Two Things About Thrand Zandy’s Technotheque by Gregory Norman Bossert

Unlikely Story #9: The Journal of Unlikely Cartography -- June 2014

How a Map Works by Sarah Pinsker
How to Recover a Relative Lost During Transmatter Shipping, In Five Easy Steps by Carrie Cuinn
The Occluded by Rhonda Eikamp
All of Our Past Places by Kat Howard
This Gray Rock, Standing Tall by James Van Pelt
The Cartographer’s Requiem by Shira Lipkin

Unlikely Story #10: The Journal of Unlikely Entomology -- November 2014

Coping With Common Garden Pests by Will Kaufman
On Shine Wings by Polenth Blake
Prism City Blues by Naim Kabir*
Meltdown in Freezer Three by Luna Lindsey
Miranda’s Wings by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Gemma Bugs Out by Victorya Chase
Bookends by Michael Wehunt