World Fantasy Awards & Sybil’s Garage

So it’s that time of year again for World Fantasy Award voting, and this is my humble plea for your votes in the categories of SHORT FICTION, BEST ANTHOLOGY, and SPECIAL AWARD NON-PROFESSIONAL.  Here’s what reviewers have said about Sybil’s Garage No. 7.

“Every story had something for me to like: vivid description, playful language, a character to root for, mystery, poignancy, tragedy, an intellectual puzzle, a sting in the tail.”
-SFF Portal, Alison Sinclair

Sybil’s Garage achieves a satisfyingly universal appeal, and an extremely high degree of literary quality… it is pretty wonderful stuff — beautifully produced, and never dull. The stories are a mix of slipstream, near-future, horror, comedy horror, mythic and pseudo-mythic — eschewing anything as vulgar or misleading as a neat straightjacket of genre.”
-SF Site, Seamus Sweeny

“There are some excellent stories contained in this volume.”
-Tangent Online

“It’s been awhile since an anthology had this kind of emotional impact on me…this one is highly recommended.”
– N.K. Jemisin, Hugo-nominated author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.

“Beautifully designed and printed as always, Sybil’s Garage which has been one of the best small press speculative fiction journals, graduates to anthology status.  With 195 pages of fiction, poetry and graphics this is a substantial book… These [stories] are getting attention and deserve more.”
– Richard Bowes, multiple World Fantasy Award-winning author

“The always interesting ‘zine Sybil’s Garage is back with a thicker than usual issue.  It provides a stimulating mix of SF, fantasy, poetry, and slipstream.  This time around my favorite is ‘The Poincare Sutra’ by Anil Menon, a perkily told but rather dark story of a 16-year-old Coptic girl in Israel, who falls in love with a Jewish boy while her father’s past pushes him in a different direction.”
Rich Horton for Locus Magazine

Sybil’s Garage is a stylishly put together magazine, There’s plenty of poetry, art, and nonfiction in addition to the stories…My favorite was Anil Menon’s ‘The Poincaré Sutra.’ I also enjoyed stories by Swapna Kishore, Sam Ferree, Alex Dally MacFarlane, A.C. Wise, E. C. Myers, and Amy Sisson.”
Rich Horton in his yearly fiction summary

Please cast your vote for Sybil’s Garage in the following categories.  You must vote by May 31st!

ANTHOLOGY – multiple author original or reprint – single or multiple editors
1. Sybil’s Garage No. 7 — Senses Five Press (July 2010)

SPECIAL AWARD – NON-PROFESSIONAL
1. Matthew Kressel for Sybil’s Garage No. 7 — Senses Five Press (July 2010)

SHORT FICTION* – under 10,000 words
* I don’t feel it’s appropriate to pick five stories from among the eighteen that I published.  I of course loved all of them, otherwise I wouldn’t have published them!  I’ll instead list all the stories and let you pick your favorites.
“By Some Illusion” by Kathryn E. Baker
“Suicide Club” by Amy Sisson
“The Noise” by Richard Larson
“A History of Worms” by Amelia Shackelford
“Thinking Woman’s Crop of Fools” by Tom Crosshill
“The Unbeing of Once-Leela” by Swapna Kishore
“How the Future Got Better” by Eric Schaller
“The Telescope” by Megan Kurashige
“Under the Leaves” by A.C. Wise
“The Ferryman’s Toll” by Sam Ferree
“The Tale of the Six Monkeys’ Tails” by Hal Duncan
“The Poincaré Sutra” by Anil Menon
“Kid Despair in Love” by M.K. Hobson
“My Father’s Eyes” by E.C. Myers
“An Orange Tree Framed Your Body” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
“The Watcher Thorn” by Cheryl Barkauskas
“Other Things” by Terence Kuch
“The Dead Boy’s Last Poem” by Kelly Barnhill

 

Thank you for your support!

4 Replies to “World Fantasy Awards & Sybil’s Garage”

  1. Yes, I believe so. From the WFC website: “Each year, the members of the current convention plus menbers of the past two conventions nominate two of the entries for each category on the awards ballot. The nominations ballot is posted on the website and is also mailed to members by the current convention organizing committee.”

    Thanks for your support!

  2. Hm. I don’t see a ballot on the WFC2011 website, or in the progress report #02 (even though it says the ballot is also included there).

  3. Here’s one you can email in. Email to rturner@arctera.com before May 31st. Thanks!

    World Fantasy Awards Ballot Eligibility
    All nominated material must have been published in 2010 or have a 2010 cover date. Only living persons may be nominated. When listing stories or other material that may not be familiar to all the judges, please include pertinent information such as author, editor, publisher, magazine name and date, etc.

    Nominations
    You may nominate up to five items in each category, in no particular order. You don’t have to nominate items in every category but you must nominate in more than one. The items are not point-rated. The two items receiving the most nominations
    (except for those ineligible) will be placed on the final ballot.
    The remainder are added by the judges. The awards are presented at the World Fantasy Convention Banquet.)

    Electronic Mail
    An email ballot can be sent to: rturner@arctera.com

    Name: Email:
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    All ballots cast will be verified against membership lists from San Jose and Columbus.

    LIFE ACHIEVEMENT at previous conventions, awards have been presented to:
    Forrest J. Ackerman Lloyd Alexander Ellen Asher Betty
    Ballantine Everett F. Bleiler Robert Bloch
    Jorge Luis Borges Ray Bradbury Marion Zimmer Bradley Italo Calvino
    Edd Cartier Hugh B. Cave
    John Crowley Roald Dahl Avram Davidson L. Sprague de
    Camp Leo & Diane Dillon Tom Doherty
    Harlan Ellison Carol Emshwiller Stephen Fabian Philip José
    Farmer Edward L. Ferman Jack Finney
    Frank Frazetta Donald M. Grant Diana Wynne Jones Stephen King
    R.A. Lafferty Madeleine L’Engle
    Ursula K. Le Guin Fritz Leiber Frank Belknap Long Brian Lumley
    Richard Matheson Patricia McKillip
    Michael Moorcock C.L. Moore Andre Norton Terry
    Pratchett E. Hoffmann Price Ray Russell
    George Scithers Peter Straub Theodore Sturgeon Jack Vance
    Evangeline Walton Donald Wandrei
    Manly Wade Wellman Jack Williamson Gahan Wilson Gene Wolfe
    Jane Yolen
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    NOVEL Author Title/Reason Publisher/Source
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    NOVELLA – 10,000 to 40,000 words
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    SHORT FICTION – under 10,000 words
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    ANTHOLOGY – multiple author original or reprint – single or multiple editors
    1 Sybil’s Garage #7 Senses Five Press (July 2010)
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    COLLECTION – single author – original or reprint – single or multiple
    editors
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    ARTIST – not eligible: Charles Vess
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    SPECIAL AWARD – PROFESSIONAL – not eligible: Jonathan Strahan
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    SPECIAL AWARD – NON-PROFESSIONAL – not eligible: Susan Marie Groppi
    1 Matthew Kressel – Sybil’s Garage #7 Senses Five Press (July 2010)
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