This comes as wonderfully cheering news during a long spell of grey days on the Isle of Bute. My short story “All I Asked For” is shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association’s Best Short Fiction Award 2020. It’s in grand company, and here’s the full shortlist:
Eugen M. Bacon, Ivory’s Story, Newcon Press.
Anne Charnock, ‘All I Asked For’, Fictions, Healthcare and Care Re-Imagined. Edited by Keith Brookes, at Future Care Capital.
Dilman Dila, ‘Red_Bati’, Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction From Africa and the African Diaspora, AURELIA LEO. Edited by Zelda Knight and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki.
Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, ‘Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon’, Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction From Africa and the African Diaspora, AURELIA LEO. Edited by Zelda Knight and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki.
Ida Keogh, ‘Infinite Tea in the Demara Cafe’, Londoncentric, Newcon Press. Edited by Ian Whates.
Tobi Ogundiran, ‘Isn’t Your Daughter Such a Doll’, Shoreline of Infinity.
I wrote “All I Asked For” as part of a series of short stories, “Fictions: Health and Care Reimagined,” commissioned by Future Care Capital. Other contributors are Keith Brooke, Liz Williams and Stephen Palmer, and the series is illustrated by Vincent Chong. It’s a great project to be involved with and I have two more stories lined up for publication in this series during 2021.
“All I Asked For” is published online and is free to read here. Illustrations by Vincent Chong.
And the BSFA’s full awards’ shortlists can be found here. Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors! And many thanks to the BSFA members for their votes!