Hello family, fans, people who randomly read this blog, and friends (both real and imaginary),
Just a reminder that the nominations close on April 22, 2023 just before midnight.
One of the questions I was asked about this was “When will I receive the package of downloadable works?” and I had no idea and thought it was an excellent question, so I reached out to ask. Here is their response:
“We hope to have the voter’s package out around the 20th of May. With nominations not ending until the 22 of April, we expect it to take about a month. We first have to confirm who is on the ballot, then it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks for us to get the works for the package and put it together and test. If it’s ready earlier then it will be announced but at this point later in May is the best time to expect it.”
Thank you all for your time, attention, and support. Wish us luck!
The Aurora Awards, which are for Canadian science fiction and fantasy writers and artists, are open for nominations! This means the LONG lists of eligible works are being narrowed down to 5-6 per category.
Once they have a list of nominated works, every single person who signed up and paid the $10 membership fee gets ALL the nominated works as downloads. That’s all the adult novels, YA novels, novellas, short stories, graphic novels, and related works (usually anthologies), so about 36 works, for just $10 CAD, which is a great deal.
Getting nominated for an Aurora Award is a BIG DEAL in the writing community. You get a nomination pin (only once, so I’m terrified I’ll lose mine!), and you’re part of an elite group of people.
How do you nominate?
It would mean a lot to us if you’re willing to nominate us! (Categories are in alphabetical order by work)
- Category 1 – Best Novel
- Assassins! Accidental Matchmakers by Jen and Éric Desmarais
- Category 3 – Best Novelette/Novella
- Birth of the Aetherverse by Éric Desmarais
- Category 4 – Best Short Story
- Ringing In The New Year by Jen Desmarais
- Choose Your Own Adventure – Welcome to Westmeath by Jen Desmarais
- Category 7 – Best Related Work
- Nothing Without Us Too by Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson (Jen has a short story Semper Ubi Sub Ubi in this one!)
- Category 9 – Best Fan Writing/Publication
- JenEric Movie Reviews by Éric Desmarais
- The Travelling TARDIS by Jennifer Desmarais
In case you’re wondering why Assassins! Accidental Matchmakers is not included in the best cover art category, it’s because our cover artist is Vietnamese! Only Canadian creators are eligible, unfortunately.
Thank you so much for your time, attention, and support!
Jen and Éric