Apr 5, 2018 | news

We've been nominated for a Hugo award!

Wow, so turns out it wasn’t a holiday food induced fever dream — we actually are Hugo Award Semiprozine Finalists. How cool is that?

Things have been a little wild over here between all of those holidays, wrapping up the first issue of Fireside Quarterly, and a few other cool-but-secret-for-now plans, but we want to take a few minutes to say “thank you.”

We’re gonna do that here, because our mentions are still a mess.

Thank you. Thank you for reading our work. Thank you for sharing our work. And thank you for nominating our work. Thank you to our peers in the category who have put together work that inspires us to do better and work harder. Thank you to our family members who support us while we do our work.

Thank you especially to our contributors — authors and illustrators — we could not do this work without you. Thank you for working with us, thank you for trusting us, and thank you for creating the work that motivates us.

Here is a list of everyone who contributed to Fireside in 2017; you should check these folks out. They’re all pretty cool.

Troy L. Wiggins

Alexis A. Hunter

Lucas J.W. Johnson

Nino Cipri

Alec Austin

Cassandra Khaw

Raq Winchester

Fran Wilde

Kate Lechler

Martin Cahill

Kevin Hearne

Mikki Kendall

Malka Older

R.D. Sullivan

Russell Nichols

Sarah Hollowell

Chris Butera

Tina Connolly

Karl Dandenell

Mari Ness

M. E. Owen

John Wiswell

Caroline M. Yoachim

Malon Edwards

Andrea Phillips

Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Dawn Bonanno

Allison Mulder

Evelyn Wong

Tariro Ndoro

Cherrelle Shelton

Carlos Hernandez

Innocent Chizaram Ilo

Courtney Floyd

Christa Carmen

Stu West

Hayley Stone

Eden Royce

Sarah Goslee

Vina Jie-Min Prasad

Kendra Sims

Brian M. Milton

Rachel Rodman

Sarah Gailey

Lilith Saintcrow

Cecily Kane

The FIYAH Magazine Staff

De Ana Jones

Chesya Burke

Jennifer Marie Brissett

Maurice Broaddus

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali

Thea James

Meghan Ball

Galen Dara

Daniel Stolle

Max Cole-Takanikos

Marianne Khalil

Miranda Meeks

There is so much to be excited about on the ballot this year. A number of our contributors made the Hugo ballot in other categories, and we could not be happier for them. There is so much to enjoy, we can’t wait to explore the voter’s packet!

Remember: to vote for the Hugo Awards, you must be a member of Worldcon 76. We hope to see you in San José!

© 2018 Pablo Defendini

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Pablo Defendini

Pablo Defendini is a designer and developer for hire, with a focus on editorial design for digital media. He helped launch Tor.com, before moving on to work for companies that sit in the overlap between publishing and technology, like Open Road Media and O’Reilly. Pablo was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, lives in New York City, and works with people all over the world.