Long ago and far away I received a letter (shows how long ago this was) from AJ Budrys congratulating me on getting my short story, Cymodoce, nominated for the Nebula (1995).
Flattered, honored, and I mention it when it seems appropriate.
Someone wrote me they couldn’t find any record of my nomination.
First, Wow! It’s important enough to you you looked it up? I’m flattered and honored all over again.
But it did make me curious. I emailed SFWA
Is there a list of Nebula first round nominees available? I remember receiving a letter (an indication of how long ago this was) from AJ Budrys re a story of mine, Cymodoce (Tomorrow Magazine, 1995), congratulating me on being a first round nominee.
Does SFWA/Nebula keep first-round nominee records? And if so, do they go that far back?
and just now (3 Jun 20, 12:38pmET) received
Yes, we do keep records. Your story did receive a recommendation listed in the Nebula Awards Report, but this was not considered being a “first round nominee.” It required ten recommendation to make the preliminary ballot.
Hence I apologize for the confusion.
And you know what?
AJ LIKED MY STUFF ENOUGH TO RECOMMENDED IT!
Yeah. I’m good with that.
I’ll take it until something better comes along.
(and i will be updating my marketing materials as time allows (wondering if i can get away with calling it a typo…))