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Nebula Awards 2009 Final Ballot

SFWA is proud to announce the nominees for the 2009 Nebula Awards. The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of SFWA. The awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards Banquet the evening of May 15 at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, just 20 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center in Fla. Other awards to be presented are the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Science Fiction or Fantasy for Young Adults, the Bradbury Award for excellence in screenwriting and the Solstice Award for outstanding contribution to the field.

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Coming This Fall in Fantasy Magazine

As the summer winds to an end, I’m looking forward to a fantastic fall for Fantasy Magazine. On September 1st, we’ll re-open to submissions, and we’ve battened down the hatches in readiness for the deluge! If you’re a writer with a story poised and ready, remember to use our new online submissions system, which will be linked to on the submissions guideline page, to submit your story.

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Twitter Updates for 2009-08-14

A giveawway of CDs featuring Fantasy Magazine readings of “Watermark” by Michael Greenhut, “Penguin & Wren” by Christie Skipper Ritchotte, “In This City” by Brian Dolton, “Shades of White and Road” by Camille Alexa, “Birds” by Jean-Claude Dunyach, “Voice Like a Cello” by Catherine Cheek, “Superhero Girl” by Jessica Lee, “Trench Foot” by Catherine J. Gardner, and “The Water Tower” by John Mantooth.

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Twitter Updates for 2009-08-13

Twitter updates include reports on upcoming DragonCon coverage, a new anthology edited by Lavie Tidhar, a new Miyazaki film, Kevin J. Anderson on Winds of Dune, and Terry Pratchett’s speech in favor of assisted suicide.

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Fantasy Magazine Acquires New Book Editor

I’m pleased to let folks know that Jason Heller has kindly agreed to become Fantasy Magazine’s new Book Editor. As such, Jason will be scheduling, assigning, editing, and publishing book articles, which includes interviews, reviews, and columns.

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Contest: Fantasy In The Wild

With your help, we plan to find these titles and release them into the wild, following the example of the excellent site, BookCrossing. Once there, our nefarious scheme involves tracking their progress as they recruit a new crop of fantasy readers. Will you help out?

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News: Campbell Awards Ceremony

This year’s finalists were a tough group, and the committee ended up with a tie for the award, shared between Cory Doctorow for Little Brother, a young adult novel about a young man’s fight against an overweening government, and Ian R. MacLeod for Song of Time, deals with a dying woman’s attempts to preserve her life’s memories and her interaction with a young man she’s rescued from the sea.

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Writing At WorldCon

If you’re an aspiring writer attending this year’s WorldCon, Anticipation in Montreal, are you considering the writers workshops they’re offering this year? Your deadline to register for them is approaching fast.

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Twitter Updates for 2009-07-08

Today’s Twitter updates included a Dresden Files RPG, level-based versus skill-based advancement in games, favorite YA sci-fi, Paul Jessup’s new anthology Hatter Bones and something that will make you stand on your head!

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Twitter Updates for 2009-07-06

Today’s tweets included vampires from outer space, an ancient Easter egg, favorite author Susan Palwick, and how to determine your fantasy boyfriend! Can you guess who was paired with Fantasy Magazine?