Sarah Pinsker

My Award Eligible Stories for 2014

I've had another amazing writing year, thanks to all you editors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, writers, and all-around good human beings. 

As other people have been doing, I'm going to collect my stories from 2014 here for the convenience of those who are nominating and voting for awards this year. I'm also going to do a separate post listing some of my favorite things I've read this year, but I'm still playing a little catch up, so I don't want to send that one out prematurely. 

These are all short stories. In my opinion, the strongest three are: 

1) "A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide," The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2014 (SF)

with reviews including Sam Tomaino of SFRevu writing, "Brilliantly done and on my Hugo short story short list for 2014."

and Lois Tilton of Locus writing, "Very well done story of character. Andy is deeply real, and readers will feel his pain even if they don’t quite understand it. The SFnal problem remains in part a mystery, but the conclusion is emotionally fulfilling.–RECOMMENDED"

I'm happy to send a copy of this story on request to anyone who is voting or nominating.

 2) "No Lonely Seafarer," Lightspeed, September 2014 (Fantasy)

Available for free online to read and in this great podcast.

Sam Tomaino of SFRevu wrote, "Good conclusion in this fine fantasy story." 

3) "The Transdimensional Horsemaster Rabbis of Mpumalanga Province," Asimov's, February 2014 (SF)

Available in the February issue of Asimov's, or for free online to read and listen, thanks to Escape Pod (link on the story name). 

Lois Tilton called it "A thought-provoking work."

Sam Tomaino wrote, "Quite a surprising story and quite a good one."

 

My other stories for the year were:

"Notes To My Past And/Or Alternate Selves," Unidentified Funny Objects 3 anthology, October 2014 

"How A Map Works," The Journal of Unlikely Cartography, June 2014 

"The Low Hum of Her," Asimov's, August 2014 (on sale June 17 2014) 

"The Sewell Home for the Temporally Displaced," Women Destroy Science Fiction (pub. by Lightspeed) . 

"There Will Be One Vacant Chair," Long Hidden anthology, May 2014. The Long Hidden anthology is eligible for the Hugo under "Best Related Work."

"Headlong," The Future Embodied Anthology, April 2014 

"They Sent Runners Out," Fireside Magazine February, 2014

"Monsters, Beneath the Bed and Otherwise," Fierce Family Anthology from Crossed Genres, January 2014

I'm really proud of all these stories, but those first three got the best reception. 

Thanks for your consideration!

 

Comments

"Stretch of Highway" was my favorite of the bunch, too, though I haven't yet read all of them. Really enjoyed that one! Though come to think of it, I've never seen one of your stories I didn't enjoy. Amazing work!
You are such a good writer! In my completely objective and unbiased opinion, all three should win. How can I make that a reality?

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