written by David Steffen
Hello! This is one of those posts where we look back at the year and all of the things we did to consider for award eligibility and hey just to look back at the year and what happened. This last year was the first year that anything from Diabolical Plots was nominated, so it doesn’t feel as far-fetched as it has in the past.
Diabolical Plots itself is eligible for the Hugo Award For Best Semiprozine.
David Steffen is eligible for Hugo Award For Best Editor (Short Form) for editing Diabolical Plots.
Locus Awards have a category for Publisher, which would be Diabolical Plots, L.L.C. for Diabolical Plots, as well as being the entity responsible for The Submission Grinder.
Related Work and Fan Writer
We’ve dialed back on nonfiction articles, but published one nonfiction piece: “UTH #2: The Story of Valkyrie and Zen” finding connections between the roles of Tessa Thompson in several films, for related work, and David Steffen as fan writer.
Websites are eligible for related work, so The Submission Grinder is also eligible.
Of course, most of the award eligible work that we are involved in is the original short stories we publish on the site! All of the following stories are eligible for Short Story categories in various awards (they are all under 7500 words, so the Short Story category is the one to go with. If you would like short excerpts of each of the stories check out the Recent Stories page.
“Everyone You Know is a Raven,” by Phil Dyer
“Energy Power Gets What She Wants,” by Matt Dovey
“A Study of Sage,” by Kel Coleman
“Boom & Bust,” by David F. Shultz
“The Void and the Voice,” by Jeff Soesbe
“The Day Fair For Guys Becoming Middle Managers,” by Rachael K. Jones
“For Lack of a Bed,” by John Wiswell
“The PILGRIM’s Guide to Mars,” by Monique Cuillerier
“Three Riddles and a Mid-Sized Sedan,” by Lauren Ring
“One More Angel,” by Monica Joyce Evans
“We Will Weather One Another Somehow,” by Kristina Ten
“Along Our Perforated Creases,” by K.W. Colyard
“Kudzu,” by Elizabeth Kestrel Rogers
“The Art and Mystery of Thea Wells,” by Alexandra Seidel
“Rebuttal to Reviewers’ Comments On Edits For ‘Demonstration of a Novel Draconification Protocol in a Human Subject’,” by Andrea Kriz
“A Guide to Snack Foods After the Apocalypse,” by Rachael K. Jones
“Audio Recording Left by the CEO of the Ranvannian Colony to Her Daughter, on the Survival Imperative of Maximising Profits” by Cassandra Khaw and Matt Dovey
“It’s Real Meat!™,” by Kurt Pankau
“Forced Fields,” by Adam Gaylord
“Lies I Never Told You,” by Jaxton Kimble
“There’s an Art To It,” by Brian Hugenbruch
“There Are Angels and They Are Utilitarians,” by Jamie Wahls