Every year the Hugo Award administrators release a longer list of stories that received the most nominations by the fans who vote for the Hugo Awards. The purpose of the Long List Anthology is to get more of the works loved by Hugo Award voters to readers in one convenient package. This is the third annual volume of the anthology. There are some familiar author names in the book, as well as some authors who are new to the series.
Volume One and Volume Two were both funded on Kickstarters--including works by writers including Eugie Foster, Elizabeth Bear, Amal El-Mohtar, Aliette de Bodard, Scott Lynch, Rachel Swirsky, Kai Ashante Wilson, Ken Liu, David D. Levine, Alyssa Wong, Ann Leckie, and Catherynne M. Valente--and they both succeeded and have gone on to sell steadily on ebook vendors after the Kickstarter as well, selling more than 10,000 copies.
The base goal of the campaign will include only the short stories. There will be stretch goals to add novelettes and novellas. The goals listed here include only stories that I've heard agreement back from the authors--some queries to authors are still pending, there may be another story or two added as an additional stretch goal. If these stretch goals are reached, I may add on other goals as well.
This project is not endorsed by nor affiliated with the Hugo awards, WSFS, WorldCon, or any associated entities. The Hugo name is used with permission. Please note that the anthology is NOT called "The Hugo Long List Anthology". It is called "The Long List Anthology", or the full wordy title: "The Long List Anthology: More Stories From the Hugo Award Nomination List". (I'm noting this because it's pretty commonly referred to by the wrong name)
The cover art is "The Alchemist" by Amanda Makepeace. You can find more information about her work on her website.
WHAT STORIES WILL BE IN THE ANTHOLOGY?
Short Stories (base goal)
- "Lullaby for a Lost World" by Aliette de Bodard
- "A Salvaging of Ghosts" by Aliette de Bodard
- "Ye Highlands and Ye Lowlands" by Seanan McGuire
- "Things With Beards" by Sam J. Miller
- "Red in Tooth and Cog" by Cat Rambo
- "Terminal" by Lavie Tidhar
- "Razorback" by Ursula Vernon
- "Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station | Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0" by Caroline M. Yoachim
Novelettes (stretch goal at $2900)
- "A Dead Djinn in Cairo" by P. Djèlí Clark
- "Red as Blood and White as Bone" by Theodora Goss
- "The Venus Effect" by Joseph Allen Hill
- "Foxfire, Foxfire" by Yoon Ha Lee
- "The Visitor From Taured" by Ian R. MacLeod
- "Sooner or Later, Everything Falls Into the Sea" by Sarah Pinsker
- "Blood Grains Speak Through Memories" by Jason Sanford
Novellas (stretch goal at $4000)
- "Runtime" by S.B. Divya
- "Chimera" by Gu Shi, translated by S. Qiouyi Lu and Ken Liu
- "Forest of Memory" by Mary Robinette Kowal
One More Short Story (stretch goal at $4100)
- "We Have a Cultural Difference, Can I Taste You?" by Rebecca Ann Jordan
One More Novella (stretch goal at $4400)
- "Hammers on Bone" by Cassandra Khaw
The authors will be paid 1 cent/word advance with pro-rata share of 50% of the royalties.
ABOUT THE REWARDS
David Steffen Critique
I've a SFWA-qualified writer who has been writing short fiction for more than ten years, and editing and publishing short fiction with Diabolical Plots since 2015. I will give you feedback about your story, mostly at a high level with a focus on the beginning and the end, highlighting parts that I didn't understand and parts where I didn't feel invested, while also highlighting the parts that were effective for me.
Long List Anthology Volume 1 Ebook
This was the first in the anthology series, Kickstarted and published in 2015, with stories by Elizabeth Bear, Annie Bellet, Aliette de Bodard, Tom Crosshill, Amal El-Mohtar, Ruthanna Emrys, Eugie Foster, Max Gladstone, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Rachael K. Jones, T. Kingfisher, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, Scott Lynch, Carmen Maria Machado, Usman T. Malik, Sam J. Miller, Rachel Swirsky, Kai Ashante Wilson, Xia Jia, with cover art by Galen Dara.
Long List Anthology Volume 2 Ebook
This was Kickstarted and published last year, with stories and a couple pieces of nonfiction by Elizabeth Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Amal El-Mohtar, Megan Grey, Nicola Griffith, Rose Lemberg, David D Levine, Usman T. Malik, Seanan McGuire, Tamsyn Muir, Sarah Pinsker, Martin L. Shoemaker, Catherynne M. Valente, Ursula Vernon, Kai Ashante Wilson, Alyssa Wong, and with original commissioned cover art by Galen Dara.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges of this project are ones that I'm used to from the previous two Kickstarters for previous volumes of this anthology series--risk of not funding, or going over budget, or scheduling delays.
I'm confident that with my past experience with the previous two Kickstarters that this year will go as smoothly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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