It’s the time of year when people post their year-in-reviews to remind voters for the different SF/F awards what’s out there that they might have missed and which categories these stories are eligible in (especially for the Hugo Awards and Nebula Awards). 2018 was the fourth full year of Uncanny Magazine (Issues 20 through 25, including the Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction special issue). We are extremely proud of the year we had.
This year, Uncanny Magazine is still eligible for the Best Semiprozine Hugo Award. Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are also still eligible for the Best Editor (Short Form) Hugo Award for editing issues 20-23, and 25. (Note: If you are nominating the Thomases in this category, please continue to nominate them together. They are a co-editing team.)
The stories listed below are eligible in either the short story or novelette categories of the SF/F awards. If you are a SFWA member nominating for the Nebula Awards, you can find eBook copies of these stories in the SFWA Forums.
Please also note that essays are eligible for the Best Related Work Hugo Award, and poetry is eligible for the Rhysling Award. As Uncanny is a semiprozine, all of the essays and original art also contribute towards the creators’ Best Fan Writer and Best Fan Artist Hugo Award eligibility.
ETA: Here is Managing Editor/Nonfiction Editor Michi Trota’s 2018 Awards Eligibility post!
And here is interviewer Caroline M. Yoachim’s 2018 Awards Eligibility post!
And here is Assistant Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu’s 2018 Awards Eligibility post!
And here is Podcast Producer/Reader Erika Ensign’s 2018 Awards Eligibility post!
Novelettes (7500-17,500 Words):
How to Swallow the Moon by Isabel Yap
Disconnect by Fran Wilde
The Thing About Ghost Stories by Naomi Kritzer
Short Stories (Under 7500 Words):
Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse by S.B. Divya
The Hydraulic Emperor by Arkady Martine
She Still Loves the Dragon by Elizabeth Bear
The Utmost Bound by Vivian Shaw
Your Slaughterhouse, Your Killing Floorby Sunny Moraine
Lines of Growth, Lines of Passage by Marissa Lingen
The Date by R.K. Kalaw
And Yet by A. T. Greenblatt
I Frequently Hear Music in the Very Heart of Noise by Sarah Pinsker
Like a River Loves the Sky by Emma Törzs
The Testimony of Dragon’s Teeth by Sarah Monette
Pistol Grip by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
The Howling Detective by Brandon O’Brien
Discard the Sun, for It Has Failed Us by Marina J. Lostetter
Blessings by Naomi Novik
Sucks (to Be You) by Katharine Duckett
If We Die Unjustified by A. Merc Rustad
What Gentle Women Dare by Kelly Robson
The Cook by C.L. Clark
By Claw, By Hand, By Silent Speech by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry & A. Merc Rustad
You Can Make a Dinosaur, but You Can’t Help Me by K.M. Szpara
Bones in the Rock by R.K. Kalaw
Red Lizard Brigade by Sam J. Miller
The Emigrants’ Guide to Oregon, California, and the Unknown by Brit E. B. Hvide
Give the People What They Want by Alex Bledsoe
Everything Under Heaven by Anya Ow
The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat by Brooke Bolander
Nails in My Feet by Mary Robinette Kowal
Heavy Lifting by A. T. Greenblatt
The Frequency of Compassion by A. Merc Rustad
The House on the Moon by William Alexander
An Open Letter to the Family by Jennifer Brozek
Birthday Girl by Rachel Swirsky
Abigail Dreams of Weather by Stu West
This Will Not Happen to You by Marissa Lingen
The Things I Miss the Most by Nisi Shawl
The Stars Above by Katharine Duckett
A House by the Sea by P. H. Lee
The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society by T. Kingfisher
My Name Is Cybernetic Model XR389F, and I Am Beautiful by Monica Valentinelli
Monologue by an unnamed mage, recorded at the brink of the end by Cassandra Khaw