REMINDER: Stephen Kotowych Eligible for John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award

Hello all –

As you can tell from the countdown widget in the sidebar, there are now only two weeks left to nominate for the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award shortlist. I’m eligible for the award, given my three publications in 2007.

And don’t forget that the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fiction Association (BASFA) has included me on their list of 2008 Hugo Award Recommendations, under the Campbell Award category.

The John W. Campbell Award is given to the best new science fiction or fantasy writer whose first work was published in a professional publication in the previous two years. For the 2008 award, which is presented at the World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), the qualifying work must have been published in 2006 or 2007.

The Campbell Award uses the same nomination and voting mechanism as the Hugo, though the Campbell Award is not a Hugo.

To be able to nominate a writer for the 2008 award, you must have either been an attending member of the 2007 Worldcon in Japan or be a supporting or attending member of the 2008 Worldcon in Denver before Jan. 31, 2008.

Nomination ballots must be received by March 1, 2008. Please see the official nomination ballot on the Denvention 3 website.

Thanks for your consideration!

– S.