It's time to start thinking about nominations for your favorite science fiction and fantasy awards. Although self-promotion is perennially awkward, I ask that you please consider my two short stories published in 2018 for your nominations. Both are eligible in the short story category.
Also, as the Co-editor of Escape Pod, I would appreciate your consideration of original short stories published at our podcast magazine and Escape Pod itself for the Hugo Award category of Best Semiprozine.
Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse - Uncanny Magazine, Jan/Feb 2018 (4000 words)
My apocalypse doesn’t ride on horseback or raise the dead or add suns to the sky. It arrives by tank and drone, the strict report of automatic weapons, the spying eyes of neighbors. It seeks my spouse’s life. Mine, too. I don’t expect to survive.
Loss of Signal - tor.com, Aug 2018 (2000 words)
When the doors drifted open like wings, when I trained my cameras to the star-flecked blackness, when the metal arms released me from their embrace: that was the moment my first dream came true.
I checked it off the list.