Member News Of Note

Each year, Locus magazine publishes their “Recommended Reading List”, a consensus by Locus editors, reviewers, readers, and industry professionals of some of their favorite genre books and stories of the year. These are the books and stories they think EVERYONE should read.

Congratulations to all the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror alumni whose work made this year’s list:


The Stone in the Skull, Elizabeth Bear 

The House of Binding Thorns, Aliette de Bodard

The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin

Horizon, Fran Wilde


‘‘Children of Thorns, Children of Water’’, Aliette de Bodard 

Congratulations again! And if we somehow missed anyone on the list, please let us know so we can add their name.


Member News Of Note

The Hugo Awards were announced this weekend in a ceremony at World Con 2017, held in Helsinki, Finland.

N.K. Jemisin’s book The Obelisk Gate was awarded the 2017 Hugo for Best Novel. Congratulations to Nora from everyone at OWW!

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OWW’s own N.K. Jemisin and Charles Coleman Finlay have both been nominated for this year’s World Fantasy Awards.

N.K. Jemisin is nominated for the Best Novel award for The Obelisk Gate.

Charles Coleman Finlay has been nominated for the Special Award, Professional, for his work editing The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Congratulations to both Nora Jemisin and Charlie Finlay!

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Aliette de Bodard has been selected to be a special guest for World Fantasy Convention 2018, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland. Congratulations, Aliette!

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OWW members and former members continue to gather major award nominations and honors for their work.

The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit Books) has been nominated for the 2017 Hugo for Best Novel, and she is also nominated for the 2017 Hugo for Best Short Story for “The City Born Great” (, September 2016)

“The Jewel and Her Lapidary” by Fran Wilde ( has been nominated for the 2017 Hugo for Best Novelette. Fran also had three of her 2016 stories appear on the Locus Recommended Reading List: Cloudbound (Tor Books), “The Jewel and Her Lapidary” ( and “Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left” (Shimmer)

Congratulations from everyone at OWW on your achivements!

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OWW alumni continue to gather award nominations.

Beth Cato not only writes great fiction, she writes excellent poetry. Her long poem, “The Box of Dust and Monsters” has been nominated for a 2017 Rhysling Award.

N.K. Jemisin’s novel The Obilisk Gate has been nominated for a 2017 Best Novel Nebula Award.

Fran Wilde’s novelette The Jewel and Her Lapidary has been nominated for a 2017 Novelette Nebula Award.

Congratulations to all of you!

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Jodi Meadows revealed the cover of the first book in her new Fallen Isles Trilogy. You can see the stunning cover for Before She Ignites here. Look for the book in September 2017!

Fran Wilde shared the news that her work made the Locus Recommended Reading List in three separate categories. Cloudbound for novels, The Jewel and Her Lapidary for novellas, and “Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left” in short stories. Congratulations, Fran!