This is the year that Eric James Stone took home his Nebula for the novelette “That Leviathan Whom Thou Hast Made” (Analog, September 2010).
The list of 2011 Nebula Award Nominees has seven Writers of the Future alumni listed, more than any prior year: Carolyn Ives Gilman (WotF 3) and Ken Liu (WotF 19) for Best Novella. Brad R. Torgersen (WotF 26) for Best Novelette. Tom Crosshill (WotF 26), Aliette de Bodard (WotF 23), David W. Goldman (WotF 21) and Ken Liu (WotF 19) for Best Short Story.
Nnedi Okorafor (WotF 18) has been nominated for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book.
The list of 2011 Hugo Award Nominees included several entries of writer and illustrator winners as well as judges: Nnedi Okorafor (WotF 18) for Best Novel. J. Kathleen Cheney (WotF 24) for Best Novella. Eric James Stone (WotF 21) and Aliette de Bodard (WotF 23) for Best Novelette. Mike Resnick (WotF judge) for Best Related Work. Shaun Tan (WotF 8 and IotF judge) for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. Bob Eggleton (IotF judge), Stephan Martiniere (IotF judge), Shaun Tan (WotF 8 and IotF judge) for Best Professional Artists for which Shaun took home the trophy.
We are excited to welcome our newest contest judges: Writers of the Future judge Todd McCaffrey and Illustrators of the Future judge Gary Meyer.
And, in very sad news, we had to say goodbye to beloved judge Anne McCaffrey in 2011. She passed away in Ireland on November 22 and left behind a popular legacy of fiction as well as an unwavering commitment to helping new writers. Each year, when her health permitted, she attended the Writers and Illustrators of the Future awards ceremony and spoke at the writers’ workshop. She touched the lives of everyone who knew her or read her fiction. We miss her already.