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Uncanny Magazine 2022 Award Eligibility

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 in which categories those stories are eligible (especially for the Hugo Awards and Nebula Awards). 2022 was the eighth full year of Uncanny Magazine (Issues 44 through 49). 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 44-49. (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, novelette, or novella 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.

 

Novellas (17,500-39,999 Words):

Radcliffe Hall by Miyuki Jane Pinckard

 

Novelettes (7500-17,499 Words):

Your Eyes, My Beacon: Being an Account of Several Misadventures and How I Found My Way Home by C.L. Clark

Two Hands, Wrapped in Gold by S.B. Divya

If You Find Yourself Speaking to God, Address God with the Informal You by John Chu

The Prince of Salt and the Ocean’s Bargain by Natalia Theodoridou

 

Short Stories (Under 7500 Words):

Ribbons by Natalia Theodoridou

The Calcified Heart of Saint Ignace Battiste by Christopher Caldwell

The Night Dance by Leah Cypess

Lily, the Immortal by Kylie Lee Baker

The Haunting of Dr. Claudius Winterson by Sarah Monette

How to Safely Store Your Magical Artifacts After Saving the World by Tina Connolly

Hundred-Handed One by Wen-yi Lee

Boundless by Miyuki Jane Pinckard

The Goldfish Man by Maureen McHugh

Under Green by Richard Butner

The Kaleidoscopic Visitor by Shaoni C. White

Flowerkicker by Stephen Graham Jones

I Will Have This Diamond for a Heart by Carlos Hernandez

Requiem for a Dollface by Margaret Dunlap

The Path of Water by Emma Törzs

This Village by Eugenia Triantafyllou

The Eternal Cocktail Party of the Damned by Fonda Lee

Bones Are Stones for Building by Haralambi Markov

Spirit Folks by Maurice Broaddus and Rianna Butcher

The Coward Who Stole God’s Name by John Wiswell

Family Cooking by AnaMaria Curtis

Fate, Hope, Friendship, Foe by Marie Brennan

Blessed Are the Healers by K.S. Walker

At the Lighthouse Out by the Othersea by Juliet Kemp

The Hurt Pattern by Tochi Onyebuchi

Bramblewilde by Jordan Taylor

To Hunger, As with Perfect Faith by Radha Kai Zan

Our Love Against Us by DaVaun Sanders

The 207th Time I Went Back to March 9, 1980 by Beth Cato

Girl, Cat, Wolf, Moon by Rati Mehrotra

Towered by Tansy Rayner Roberts

As One Listens to the Rain by Andrea Chapela, translated by Emma Törzs

The Portal Keeper by Lavie Tidhar

Rabbit Test by Samantha Mills

Transference by Vivian Shaw

To Walk the River of Stars by Emily Y. Teng

The Other Side of Mictlān by Matthew Olivas

can i offer you a nice egg in this trying time by Iori Kusano (available Dec 06, 2022)

Earth Dragon, Turning by Anya Ow (available Dec 06, 2022)

Travelers’ Unrest by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (available Dec 06, 2022)

Uncanny Magazine Issue 49 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming November 1st, the 49th issue of the Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine!!

All of the content will be available in the eBook version on the day of release.

The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on December 6.

Don’t forget eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available from Weightless Books and Amazon Kindle, and you can support us on our Patreon!

 

Uncanny Magazine Issue 49 Table of Contents:

Cover:
The Light Between the Sea by Maxine Vee

Editorials:
“The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
“The Horny Body Problem” by Meg Elison

Fiction:
“Rabbit Test” by Samantha Mills (11/1)
“Transference” by Vivian Shaw (11/1)
“The Other Side of Mictlān” by Matthew Olivas (11/1)

“Travelers’ Unrest” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (12/6)
“can i offer you a nice egg in this trying time” by Iori Kusano (12/6)
“Earth Dragon, Turning” by Anya Ow (12/6)

“To Walk the River of Stars” by Emily Y. Teng (11/1)

Reprint:
“A Fall Counts Anywhere” by Catherynne M. Valente (12/6)

Nonfiction:
“The Necessity of Trans Joy” by Izzy Wasserstein (11/1)
“For Your Re-Consideration” by Jennifer Marie Brissett (11/1)

“Across the Afterverse: A Conversation with Afropunk SF/F Author Alex Smith” by Alex Jennings (12/6)
“What Do the Dying Know?” by Karen Heuler (12/6)

Poetry:
“A Dead, Divine Thing” by Eshqin Ahmad (11/1)
“Crossing” by Ewen Ma (11/1)

“Sang Kancil at the Protest” by May Chong (12/6)
“A Testament of Bloom” by Taiwo Hassan (12/6)
“I Am a Little Hotel” by Ai Jiang (12/6)

Interviews:
Vivian Shaw interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (11/1)

Iori Kusano interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (12/6)

Podcasts:
Episode 49A (November 1): Editors’ Introduction, “Rabbit Test” by Samantha Mills, as read by Erika Ensign “Crossing” by Ewen Ma, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Samantha Mills.

Episode 49B (December 6): Editors’ Introduction, “Travelers’ Unrest” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman, as read by Matt Peters, “A Testament of Bloom” by Taiwo Hassan, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Nina Kiriki Hoffman.

P. Djèlí Clark’s Story and Abu Bakr Sadiq’s Poem Won Ignyte Awards!

Fabulous news, Space Unicorns! “If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark won the Best Short Story Ignyte Award, and “POST MASSACRE PSYCHE EVALUATION” by Abu Bakr Sadiq won the Best in Speculative Poetry Ignyte Award! Congratulations to them both!

Once again, congratulations to the other Uncanny Magazine pieces that were finalists: “Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim for a Best Novelette Ignyte Award, “The Necessity of Slavery Stories” by Troy L. Wiggins for a Best in Creative Nonfiction Ignyte Award, and “What You Might Have Missed” by Arley Sorg for a Best in Creative Nonfiction Ignyte Award, plus Uncanny Magazine Assistant Editor Monte Lin’s essay “Where Will You Place us When We Are Dead?” for a Best in Creative Nonfiction Ignyte Award! Congratulations to everybody!

It was a fabulous ballot! Congratulations to all of the Ignyte Award Winners and finalists!

Uncanny Staff News

We have some bittersweet news, Space Unicorns.

Uncanny Magazine Senior Assistant Editor Naomi Day is moving on after issue 49. Naomi has been with us since Issue 37, and has done a fabulous job. We know Naomi will continue to do brilliant things, and we will greatly miss her.

Uncanny Magazine and Sarah Pinsker’s “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” Won Hugo Awards!

PHENOMENAL news, Space Unicorns! “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story! Congratulations to Sarah!

Even more wonderful news! Uncanny Magazine (Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, Poetry/Managing Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu, Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson, and Podcast Producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky) won the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine! THANK YOU, SPACE UNICORNS!!!

Once again, congratulations to the other five Uncanny Magazine stories that were finalists: “Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim for Best Novelette, “That Story Isn’t the Story ” by John Wiswell for Best Novelette, “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde for Best Novelette, “The Sin of America” by Catherynne M. Valente for Best Short Story, and “Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte for Best Short Story! Congratulations to everybody!

It was an amazing list of Hugo Award winners and finalists, many of whom are Uncanny authors and friends. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYBODY!!! Thank you to everyone who nominated these works, and to the hard-working Chicon 8 staff. We are honored, ecstatic, and overwhelmed.

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Here is the text of the Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas’s acceptance speech that was graciously read by Caroline M. Yoachim at the ceremony:

We (Michael, Lynne, and Caitlin) are currently a 19 minute walk north from this ballroom at Lurie Children’s Hospital. We don’t know what will be going on with Caitlin when you are hearing this, but she is getting the absolute best care possible. We planned to be there tonight with all of you, celebrating the fabulous works and people in Science Fiction and Fantasy literature and its Fandom. We really miss all of you, especially Caitlin’s SF/F aunts and uncles. You know who you are.

A couple of months ago, Uncanny Magazine published an essay by Gay Haldeman about the good things in Fandom. She ended it with a particularly moving passage about all of the fans who were there for her and her husband, Joe, when he became seriously ill and hospitalized while he was a guest at a con. She talked about the kindness and generosity of the fan community. That is our experience, too.

Every community has its issues, and we acknowledge there is always work to do to improve the SF/F community and make it as welcoming as possible. But we also don’t want to forget that when this community is at its best,  it’s filled with compassion, joy, imagination, friendship, and love. We’ve received a tremendous outpouring of support for Caitlin, and us, while she’s been battling her medical problems. Twitter and Facebook are filled with well wishes. Folks sent balloons and meal gift certificates. There is even a get well card for Caitlin in the exhibit hall.

Our hearts are filled with the deepest gratitude.

We are so very honored to win the Best Semiprozine Hugo Award. This was a fabulous group of finalists, filled with friends, colleagues, and people who inspired us as editors.

Uncanny Magazine is the work of numerous people, so we want to thank our 2021 staff of Managing/Poetry editor Chimedum Ohaegbu, Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson, Podcast Producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky, Assistant Editor Naomi Day, Podcast Reader Matt Peters, Interviewer Caroline M. Yoachim, and all of our submissions editors. We also wish to thank the Chicon members; the Hugo Award staff, and of course our Ombudsman and world’s greatest daughter, Caitlin, who is the strongest, fiercest, most loving, and most amazing human we have ever known. And finally, a thank you to every single member of the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps.

We make Uncanny Magazine for all of you, you magnificent Space Unicorns. Thank you.

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Here is the text of Managing/Poetry Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu’s acceptance speech that was graciously read by Caroline M. Yoachim at the ceremony:

We’re so thrilled to be honoured with this Hugo Award. This is my last year working with Uncanny, and though the work itself has been reward enough, I’m pleased and appreciative now more than ever to witness, not just today but over the past five years, the community’s  enthusiasm for our magazine, and for all the beautiful semiprozines nominated alongside us. Thank you!

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Here is the text (with some additions) of Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson’s acceptance speech:

Thank you all so very much for this honor. I didn’t have my thoughts entirely collected when onstage, so I wanted to share my full thanks here.
I am so grateful to every author who worked with me at Uncanny Magazine as non-fiction editor. It was an honor. Thank you for telling the truth with me, it is always brave and challenging to do so.
I also owe an enormous debt of gratitude to my husband, Nate, who has supported me in every facet of my career. I’m so grateful to be married to a fellow writer, because it makes me better at what I do. I also want to thank every peer I have in the writing community for engaging with me in critical thought. It matters to an editorial vision.
I can’t go without acknowledging the ASL interpreters from the live event, who agreed to step up next to me. I wanted to show hearing people that seeing an interpreter did not change their experience of a live-streamed event – only that it equalized access for everyone who needed it, without hiding our needs away.
This was my last year at uncanny, and it was truly a joy to craft essays and editorials that supported the change of minds, and the development of dialogues.
Thank you, all.

Sarah Pinsker’s “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” Won the Eugie Foster Award!

Excellent news, Space Unicorns! Sarah Pinsker‘s  “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” won the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction! Congratulations to Sarah!!!

Congratulations also to Caroline M. Yoachim,  whose “Colors of the Immortal Palette” was also a finalist!

And congratulations to all of the other wonderful finalists!

From their website:

The Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction (or Eugie Award) celebrates the best in innovative fiction. This annual award is presented at Dragon Con, the nation’s largest fan-run convention. Starting with the 2020, we will add a video presentation of the award online, along with a reading of a section of each finalist.

The Eugie Award honors stories that are irreplaceable, that inspire, enlighten, and entertain. We will be looking for stories that are beautiful, thoughtful, and passionate, and change us and the field. The recipient is a story that is unique and will become essential to speculative fiction readers.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 48 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming September 6th, the 48th issue of the Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine!!

All of the content will be available in the eBook version on the day of release.

The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on October 4.

Don’t forget eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available from Weightless Books and Amazon Kindle, and you can support us on our Patreon!

 

Uncanny Magazine Issue 48 Table of Contents:

Cover:
Hunter by Sija Hong

Editorials:
“The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
“The Fat Body Problem” by Meg Elison

Fiction:
“The Prince of Salt and the Ocean’s Bargain” by Natalia Theodoridou (9/6)
“Our Love Against Us” by DaVaun Sanders (9/6)
“Girl, Cat, Wolf, Moon” by Rati Mehrotra (9/6)
“The 207th Time I Went Back to March 9, 1980” by Beth Cato (9/6)

“The Portal Keeper” by Lavie Tidhar (10/4)
“As One Listens to the Rain” by Andrea Chapela (Translated from the Spanish by Emma Törzs) (10/4)
“Towered” by Tansy Rayner Roberts (10/4)
“Radcliffe Hall” by Miyuki Jane Pinckard (10/4)

Essays:
“Book Club” by Greg Pak (9/6)
“Breaking Out of Capitalist Realism” by Juliet Kemp (9/6)

“Everything Is on Fire Except My Deadlines” by Premee Mohamed (10/4)
“Too Dystopian for Whom? A Continental Nigerian Writer’s Perspective” by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (10/4)

Poetry:
“On the Plantation of Daughters” by Lalini Shanela Ranaraja (9/6)
“Identity” by Marissa Lingen (9/6)

“The Construct’s Co-Emergence” by Linda D. Addison (10/4)
“Palingenesia” by Simbo, Olumide Manuel (10/4)

Interviews:
Rati Mehrotra interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (9/6)

Miyuki Jane Pinckard interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (10/4)

Podcasts:
Episode 48A (September 6): Editors’ Introduction, “Our Love Against Us” by DaVaun Sanders, as read by Matt Peters, “On The Plantation of Daughters” by Lalini Shanela Ranaraja, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing DaVaun Sanders.

Episode 48B (October 4): Editors’ Introduction, “The Portal Keeper” by Lavie Tidhar, as read by Erika Ensign, “Palingenesia” by Simbo, Olumide Manuel, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Lavie Tidhar.

Meet Uncanny Magazine’s New Assistant Editor, Tania Chen!

We have some wonderful news, Space Unicorns!

As you know, our current Assistant Editor Monte Lin will become the new Managing Editor starting with Uncanny Magazine #50 (January/February 2023). We’ve finally found somebody to take over his old duties!

Starting with Uncanny Magazine #49 (November/December 2022), the new Assistant Editor will be…

Tania Chen!!!

Tania brings a lot of enthusiasm to the position. We can’t wait to start working with them!

Tania’s Bio:

Tania Chen is a Chinese-Mexican queer writer. Their work has been published in Unfettered Hexes by Neon Hemlock, Strange Horizons, Pleiades Magazine, and Baffling. They are a first reader for Nightmare Magazine and a graduate of the Clarion West Novella Bootcamp workshop of January/Feb 2021. They can be found on twitter @archistratego.

It was a phenomenal pool of applicants. Thank you to everyone who applied!

Uncanny Magazine Year 9 will be fantastic, Space Unicorns. Though many changes are happening, we will continue to have the BEST STAFF in the universe.

Two Uncanny Magazine Stories and the Thomases Are World Fantasy Award Finalists!!!

Excellent award news, Space Unicorns!

The World Fantasy Award finalists have been announced!  “If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark and “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker are finalists for the Best Short Fiction World Fantasy Award! Also, Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are finalists for the Special Award–Non-Professional World Fantasy Award for their Uncanny Magazine work!  We are thrilled and honored! Congratulations to all of the finalists!

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