2018 Awards Eligibility

2018 is drawing to a close, and I already know there’s essays to come in 2019. But before we can get to the new, we have to review what I did this year.

2018 was an eventful year.

In non-fiction:

Tor.com published “I Belong Where the People Are” in January of 2018.

Fireside published “Power Structures are Meant to be Broken”

Uncanny published “Burlesque and the Lens of Rewriting”

All of which (plus my twitter account) make me eligible for Best Fan Writer for the Hugos.

In fiction I co-authored:

”By Claw, By Hand, By Silent Speech” with A. Merc Rustad, which was published by Uncanny Magazine.

I edited a ton of essays this year, as well!:

All of the non-fiction essays for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction which came out in September/October of Uncanny Magazine

And these essays at Fireside:

Imagining the Past: Speculative Fiction and the Recovering of Black History” by Phenderson Djèlí Clark

Reclaiming Makerhood” By Jessica S. Cauterro

Who Gets to Say #MeToo?” By Ace Ratcliff

and finally

You Wake Up Monstrous” by Fran Wilde

I spent a lot of this year working on things behind the scenes. I didn’t publish as much as I would have liked, but I did work on a lot of things in the background that will become new things in 2019. You can find links to all my stories over on the written works page of this website!

In addition to consideration for Best Fan Writer, and Best Related Work for the essays I wrote. you can also consider the two magazines I worked at for Best Semiprozine.

For 2018 I worked as Managing Editor of Fireside, and I was at Uncanny Magazine through Disabled People Destroy SF. I loved being a part of magazines, and working as an editor, but I’m definitely looking forward to shifting gears and focusing on my own works instead of the works of others in 2019.

Thanks for your consideration, and for reading! I hope you’ll stick with me in 2019!

Elsa Sjunneson-Henry