The New Year has swept in and with it, SFF awards around the globe have opened for nominations.
Sir Julius Vogel Awards
Here in Aotearoa, the primary SFF awards are the Sir Julius Vogel Awards, run by Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans of New Zealand (SFFANZ).
Anyone, anywhere in the world, can nominate works for the SJVs using this form. The (up to) five eligible works that receive the most nominations in each category make it onto the shortlist, which is voted on by members of SFFANZ (Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand) and/or the national science fiction convention. And this year, the national science fiction convention is going international, with Wellington hosting this year’s Worldcon: CoNZealand. This is an amazing opportunity to share NZ SFF with the world.
The following Paper Road Press works are eligible for the SJVs and other awards:
- From A Shadow Grave, by Andi C. Buchanan – eligible for BEST NOVELLA/NOVELETTE (25,000 words)
- Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy – eligible for BEST COLLECTED WORK
- Cover of From a Shadow Grave, by Emma Weakley – eligible for BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTWORK
- Cover of Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy, by Emma Weakley – eligible for BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTWORK
An unofficial and by no means comprehensive list of eligible works in each category is available here.
Nominations for the SJVs can be made via the webform here, before 31st March 2020.