Wayward is Ursa Major Award Nominated! Please vote to win Best Novel!
Thanks to all of you, The Wayward Astronomer is officially nominated for the ALAA Ursa Major Award!
All the votes you submitted after the last update secured The Wayward Astronomer a spot among the 5 finalists for consideration for Best Novel! Additionally, Dreamkeepers has been nominated for Best Graphic Story, Dreamkeepers Prelude has been nominated for Best Comic Strip, and the cover art of The Wayward Astronomer has been nominated for Best Published Illustration!
David Lillie and I now need your help to take our works from "Award Nominated" to "Award Winning".
Voting for the 2017 Ursa Major Awards is open until the end of March 2018. Each person who registers to vote may vote for up to three works in each category (ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd), and you can log in and alter your votes any time until the voting window closes. If you previously registered to nominate works, all you need to do is dig up the access key that was already sent to you by email in order to access the ballot. New users who have never nominated or voted before can get a login key sent via email. I've included some handy screenshots below in case there is any confusion.
Once you have your key, you can access the ballot by entering it into the top box and clicking 'Log In'. The ballot will present you the option of ranking up to three choices in every category. #1 is considered the best ranking, #2 the second best and so on.
There is no need to rank multiple entries in each category, and there's no penalty for abstaining from voting in any given category, so feel free to rank only the works you personally know and leave blank the things you are unfamiliar with. The Lillies and I both thank you for giving a #1 vote to The Wayward Astronomer for Best Novel, Dreamkeepers for Best Graphic Story, Dreamkeepers Prelude for Best Comic Strip, and The Wayward Astronomer for Best Published Illustration!
We won't know the results of the voting until May, but with luck and perseverance from all of our readers and fans, I think we stand a fighting chance to bring home the gold! We never could have gotten this far without all of your support, so thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everything you've done to help.
Message me anytime if you have questions, and stay tuned for more updates int he future!