It's that time of year again...awards season! I've never actually won an award for my writing. The closest I ever came was having BRAINEATER JONES be named the twelfth best book of 2013 by Brian Keene. And that's fine. Awards are generally not to be taken too seriously.
However, I know a lot of my fans are always wondering how they can help my fledgling career. Obviously, buying my books is the best way, reading my books is the second best way, and reviewing my books is the third best way. But if you want to help with marketing by spreading the word about my books, that's always much appreciated as well.
Again, to reiterate: I appreciate all my fans just for being there for me, and you don't have to do anything. But if you want to, here are a couple of things you can do for awards season:
- Read Free.ly's 50 Best Indie Books is taking submissions through December 6. Every form has three entries. So you can submit BILLY AND THE CLONEASAURUS as well as AT HELL'S GATES, which were both published this year. And if you're an author, you can submit your own story as well, or if you're a reader and you have a third fave, hey, the slot's open.
- If you're a member of the HWA you can recommend AT HELL'S GATES for this year's Stoker Awards. I believe you can send one mass e-mail to the jury and post one Facebook post about it.
- The Goodreads Choice Awards are going on through November 8 (see my blogpost about it here.) You can vote for
BILLY AND THE CLONEASAURUS (June, 2014) in the Science Fiction category
AT HELL'S GATES (September, 2014) in the Horror category
And EITHER in the general Fiction category.
So that's what you can do if you feel like it. Thanks, everybody!
"Manuscripts don't burn"
- Mikhail Bulgakov
Hi, I'm horror and science fiction author Steve Kozeniewski (pronounced: "causin' ooze key.") Welcome to my blog! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Amazon. You can e-mail me here, join my mailing list here, or request an e-autograph here. Free on this site you can listen to me recite one of my own short works, "The Thing Under the Bed."
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