Breaking my break again, since a few people have asked, and I know people are thinking about their ballots. But, as the subject line says.
My first short fiction sale started the clock ticking, back in 2006–my first sale was “Hesperia and Glory” to the John Scalzi-edited issue of Subterranean, and it appeared thereafter in Rich Horton’s years best antho. A great way to start off, right? I think so!
But not only does short fiction have a smaller audience than novels, I was also never terribly visible on the short fiction scene. This is not a complaint, it is a statement of fact. And partly because of that, a lot of people who are reading Ancillary Justice aren’t aware of my short fiction publications and some of those people have, very flatteringly, wondered if I might be eligible for the Campbell.
I’m honored and flattered that people would consider nominating me. But I’m not actually all that new a writer, and am not eligible.