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24 January 2010 @ 11:42 am
Campbell Nominations  



This is my second (and last) year of eligibility for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

People who attended Anticipation last year, or who are attending Aussiecon this year, or who buy a "supporting membership" in Aussiecon, are eligible to nominate writers for that award. You can nominate up to five (5) people.

I humbly ask for your nomination vote.

Although I don't seriously contemplate winning the award itself, I do think it would be nifty (and a career booster) to appear on the final ballot. Last year, one needed only 31 votes to get on that ballot.

My bibliography's on the Writertopia site: www.writertopia.com/profiles/KennethSchneyer

Because of how the rules work, my first year of eligibility was based on a 2008 story ("Calibration") that nearly no one read, because it was in a journal (Nature Physics) that costs $35/issue and contains mostly equations.

This year is different, but still, my three most prominent sales occurred during the last four months, and no more than one of them will appear in print before the nominations close. So, if you'd like to get a look at my bona fides, I can send you private copies of some of the upcoming stories.

If you're already an eligible voter, the online nomination ballot, which must be completed by March 13, is here:


If you'd like to buy a supporting membership to be eligible to vote, the membership signup, which must be completed by January 31, is here:

I'll admit I'm a little embarrassed to be asking so publicly, but how do people know you're interested if you don't tell them?

Current Location: Rhode Island
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: "Bad Wolf" theme
J. Kathleen Cheneyj_cheney on January 24th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Do not be embarrassed to ask. Self-promotion is part of your job. ;o)

(Just don't do it every day, like some of the awards whores out there...)
Ken: Hmmmmmken_schneyer on January 25th, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
Thanks. I needed that reassurance.

I think this is the only award for which I'll ever do something quite as flagrant as this. But I do rather like it when my writer-friends list all their Hugo- and Nebula-eligible stories for the year.
J. Kathleen Cheneyj_cheney on January 25th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
And I don't think that's a problem. But I've known people who post "vote for me" twelve days in a row...which almost assure that I won't vote for them. I usually just do it once.
Jon Gibbsjongibbs on January 25th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
I wish you luck :)