Member News Of Note

Nominees for this year’s Hugo Awards were announced today, and OWW’s own Aliette de Bodard has been nominated in two categories:

The Universe of Xuya series is nominated for the Best Series Award

The Tea Master and the Detective is nominated for the Best Novella Award

All our congratulations go to Alliette! Our fingers are crossed too.

Member News Of Note

All of us at OWW are thrilled to extent our congratulations to N.K. Jemisin for winning the 2018 Best Novel Hugo Award for The Stone Sky. This was her third Hugo Award, which might be even more exciting.

Our members and alumni are truly the best in the world.

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The finalists for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards have been announced and they include two of OWW’s own.

“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2017) is a finalist in the short story category.

And C. C. Finlay is nominated for the Special Award–Professional for his editing of The Magazine Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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OWW alumni keep stacking up the honors. All our congratulations to Alliete de Bodard for winning a European Achievement Award for her novel, The House of Binding Thorns.

Member News Of Note

OWW alumni Joshua Palmatier’s small press, Zombies Need Brains, had just released three new anthologies: GUILDS & GLAIVES (sword & sorcery), THE RAZOR’S EDGE (military SF&F), and SECOND ROUND (urban fantasy). You can find the books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and the ZNB online store.

Covers, a list of contributing authors, and full information can be found here.

Member News Of Note

All of us at OWW are very proud of all our members, past and present, and their accomplishments.
A huge congratulations to N. K. Jemisin for winning the Nebula Award for Best Novel for her book The Stone Sky!

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Jeremiah Tolbert wants the world to know: “It is an honor to announce that “The West Topeka Triangle” has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award in the novelette category. I can’t begin to express how I feel about this. To be in the company of the other, extremely talented authors on this ballot makes me feel on top of the world.”

Congratulations, Jeremy!

And if you’d like to read his nominated story, you can do so here.

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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.