Award-eligible 2019 Stories From Mysterion

Since we're already right in the middle of the nomination period for some of the major awards in the science fiction and fantasy field, we thought it might be helpful to provide a list of the eligible stories that we published here at Mysterion last year.

If you don't see one of your favorites, that means it's a reprint and probably not eligible for any of the 2020 awards.

These are all listed in order of publication, after first dividing them into short stories (< 7500 words) and novelettes (7500-17,500 words), according to the categorization system used by the Hugo and Nebula Awards. (If nominating for other awards that use a different system, it may be helpful to know that we don't currently publish anything longer than 9000 words.)

Short Stories

"The City Above The Shelf", Frederick Gero Heimbach
"Absence", Joanne Rixon
"The Book", S.E. Reid
"Meeting at the Crossroads", Joel Limmer
"The Mark", Forrest Brazeal
"Whoever Is Not For Us", G. Scott Huggins
"The Orderly", Elise Forier Edie
"Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask", Joanna Michal Hoyt
"Fools Pass Under", Kat Otis
"The Stranger in the Manger", Wendy Nikel
"A Very Spaced-Out Christmas", Madison McSweeney


"The Sojourn of Pope Packard the Third", Jared Oliver Adams
"Smokeless", Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Patreon supporters can also vote for their favorites over at the Mysterion Patreon page (look for the most recent poll under "Posts"). So if you want to participate and aren't yet one of our Patrons, be sure to sign up! Polls are open to all Patrons, even at the $1/month level.

Submissions to Mysterion are now closed until July! We received 256 submissions, and are now hard at work reading stories so we can decide which 7 we'll be publishing over the second half of 2020. Check out our submission guidelines to see what we're looking for, if you're interested in submitting something once we reopen.

If you haven't had a chance to read them yet, don't forget to check out the two stories we published in January (reviewed here by Victoria Silverwolf at Tangent)!

"A Moose for Jesus", Patricia S. Bowne
"In the Fields of Sin, Down Among the Dead", Brian Winfrey

February's story, "His Ministers a Flame of Fire", by T.B. Jeremiah, will go up here on the 24th (or sign up at the $3/month level on Patreon to read it now!).

Finally, some great news: Mysterion is now an official SFWA-qualifying market for short fiction!

We'll be at Boskone February 14-16, so be sure to say hello! Neither of us is on any panels this year, so we'll mostly be wandering around aimlessly. This means we'll probably be harder to track down; but on the other hand, we'll also have more time to hang out with people, if you do manage to find us.

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