Awards eligbility post

It’s a weird thing in two genres that do everything completely differently, but …

In romance awards generally happen by authors or publishers entering work in contests, most of which charge a small fee for administration and/or to benefit the work of the organization that runs the contest.

In SFF contests often have no fee, one must be nominated to be considered, and authors and publishers generally post “eligibility posts” to remind people of what they’ve done in the last year that can be considered for such awards.

This is that.

queenfromebook-1As an alternate history with elements of magic, A Queen from the North is in the SFF bucket as well as the romance bucket.  The novel tells the story of a contemporary but not-so-united kingdom in which the Wars of the Roses have never ended. A widowed prince and a daughter of York agree to enter a political marriage for the sake of peace, but the bird auguries of Arthur’s young niece, the sexism of tradition, the viciousness of the paparazzi, and the mistrust of the people threaten to reignite violence across the nation.

You can get it in ebook, paperback, or hardcover – and most importantly, you can get it from your library – it’s available through Overdrive so it is requestable if your branch doesn’t yet have it.

Tremontaine is handled differently by different award systems. But in general:

tremontaine_s1_printS1, which has a print edition from SAGA press and came out in 2017 is eligible as either novel or anthology.

Meanwhile, individual episodes are generally eligible for novella. Because our seasons run across years (i.e., 2016/2017 and 2017/2018) the currently eligible episodes include the back-half of S2 and the front half of S3. (Meaning my S3 episode with Joel Derfner, Tessa Gratton, and Karen Lord won’t be eligible until next year and the full-season under consideration right now is likely S2, with S3 in its complete for considered next year). Seasons 2 & 3 of Tremontaine are currently available in ebook and audio.

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