Other than eligibility posts, I don’t usually write here about award nominations and the like for one very important reason: I’ve never been a finalist for anything before. As far as I know, I’ve never even made a long list, much less been nominated for a major award. But to my absolutely bewildered delight, my story “Forward, Victoria” (published in The Dark) has just been nominated in the Short Fiction category for the 2021 Shirley Jackson Awards. And I want you to know, here and now, I’m not gonna be cool about this at all. Folks. Lovelies. I’m so fucking excited.
You can check out the entire list of nominees here. In the meantime, just assume this is me today.