2015 Hugo Award Eligibility – SHADOWS BENEATH

The Hugo Awards voters have honored us by nominating the Writing Excuses podcast in the Best Related Work category several times in the past, and two years ago Writing Excuses won! This is something we’re still giddy about.

If you’re eligible to nominate things for the Hugo ballot, and if you think Writing Excuses belongs on that ballot, we’d like for you to consider nominating our anthology, SHADOWS BENEATH, in the Best Related Work category, rather than nominating the podcast itself. Of course, it’s possible that the (free!) podcast is all you’re familiar with, so if you’re eligible to nominate for the Hugos, use the contact form at brandonsanderson.com* for a complimentary electronic copy of SHADOWS BENEATH: THE WRITING EXCUSES ANTHOLOGY.

And don’t delay! The nomination period is open for another month, but if you were not at LonCon, and have not yet registered for WorldCon 2015, you only have until January 31st to buy your voting or attending membership. Visit sasquan.org for the details.

Whether or not you want to nominate Writing Excuses, you should consider acquiring that membership so that your favorite books, stories, publications, editors, artists, and writers have a chance to appear on this year’s Hugo Awards ballot.

(*WEBMASTER’S NOTE: during the podcast, Brandon said to use an email address to acquire the complimentary copy of the book. That email address isn’t working, so we’re falling back to the contact form. Sorry for the inconvenience!)


What five genre fiction novels would you most like to see on the Hugo Award ballot this year? What about novelettes? Short stories? Now imagine that each of these works is actually a superhero. What kinds of crime would your Hugo Super Team fight?

3 thoughts on “2015 Hugo Award Eligibility – SHADOWS BENEATH”

  1. Having listened to Writing Excuses and been there as the stories were brainstormed and critiqued, I’d love to nominate Shadows Beneath for a Hugo. However, it seems the ebook@ email address has problems:

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain brandonsanderson.com by smtp.secureserver.net. [].

    The error that the other server returned was:
    550 5.1.1 Recipient not found.

    Hope this helps nail down your mail delivery glitch!

  2. “What kinds of crime would your Hugo Super Team fight?”

    You’re assuming.

    I’m pretty sure my Genre Fiction Hero Crew are all actually Epics. They fight crimes like insolence and having a sense of self-worth.

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