Joining the Jury

For those of you following at home, “Things That Aren’t” did not make the final Nebula Awards ballot and I figured that was that.

Then, I got an e-mail reminding me that I had volunteered to serve on the Nebula Awards jury for next year. Not only were they reminding me, they were telling me I will sit on the Short Story jury.

This effectively means I’ll be reading all manner of short works in the coming year, being exposed to writers I am most likely unfamiliar with. That’s the upside. The downside is the volume this might entail. We’ll see.

What does it mean to be on the Jury? In short, it means we will hunt in obscure places for eligible works that might otherwise go unnoticed. If we can all agree on one such work, we’ll have the ability to add it to the Ballot. That’s kinda cool.

And now it’s off to Lunacon – hope to see some of you there.

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