Monday, August 26, 2013

My Short Story, Bottled Spirits, Finaled in the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award

I found out by accident on Twitter of all places, that my short story, "Bottled Spirits," published in Buzzy Mag in June 2012 is the one of seven finalists in the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award finalists.

I am still in shock. If you see, the other finalists are some big name authors and super editors.  Congratulations to the other finalists:

  • The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species”,  Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/12)
  • “Good Hunting”, Ken Liu (Strange Horizons 10/12)
  • “Mornington Ride”, Jason Nahrung (Fablecroft)
  • “Coca Xocolati”,  Lawrence M. Schoen (ReDeus: Divine Tales)
  • “The Six Million Dollar Mermaid”,  Hildy Silverman (Mermaids 13: Tales from the Sea)
  • “Astrophilia”,  Carrie Vaughn (Clarkesworld 7/12)

As says on the website: The award honors the efforts of small press publishers in providing a critical venue for short fiction in the area of speculative fiction. The award showcases the best original short fiction published by small presses in the previous year (2012). An unusual feature of the selection process is that all voting is done with the identity of the author and publisher hidden so that the final choice is based solely on the quality of the story. The winner is chosen by the members of the Washington Science Fiction Association ( and will be presented at their annual convention, Capclave (, held this year on October 11-13 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

You can read "Bottled Spirits" free here at

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