seanan_mcguire: (knives)
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Last Thursday, while in a car on the way to Half-Price Books, my phone rang. It was an unfamiliar number, and so I answered warily, all too aware of the various scams people are currently conducting. "Hello," said a woman. "I'm looking for Seanan McGuire?"

"May I ask who's calling?"

She identified herself as from SFWA (the Science Fiction Writers of America). I identified myself as Seanan. Lots of identification happened, all while I was going "no, this can't be what I want it to be, because that doesn't happen."

She said, "I am pleased to let you know that your novella, Every Heart a Doorway, has been nominated for a Nebula Award."

I made a noise that only bats could hear. The driver did not run us off the road. The woman laughed. I said the right, polite things. I hung up.

I cried.

This is the first time I have ever been nominated for a Nebula Award (if you don't know what that is, details are here). I have wanted one for as long as I could remember, since I was a little girl and reading anthologies and authors with that amazing word on the cover. And now I'm nominated.

I am so happy.
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Date: 2017-02-23 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations to the Priestess of Words and More Words and Prolific Wording! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more than you!!! :)


Date: 2017-02-23 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
PS - I love that I'm not the only one who still listens to music from Glee. :)


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Date: 2017-02-23 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Congratulations! Every Heart a Doorwayis a beautiful use of the novella form, which can often feel too big or too small for a story. It also made me cry a lot.


Date: 2017-02-23 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2017-02-23 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is so incredibly awesome! Congrats, Seanan!

Date: 2017-02-23 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I made bat noises too.

I love you so much, Bunny, and I believe in you.

Date: 2017-02-23 07:04 pm (UTC)
reedrover: (Summer)
From: [personal profile] reedrover

You've been nominated by a plurality of your peers. I'm all kinds of Kermit happy-flail for you!

Date: 2017-02-23 07:08 pm (UTC)
ext_1773302: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Cheese and Cake and all the Squeees! It's recognition so deserved.

Date: 2017-02-23 07:08 pm (UTC)
ext_1880: (Leverage 2)
From: [identity profile]
I saw the news on FB! I am so happy for you and I will keep all my fingers crossed.

Date: 2017-02-23 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
AHHHHH SO MANY CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Every Heart is such a wonderful piece and I'm so happy to hear this. ♥

Date: 2017-02-23 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Congratulations! Well done and love EHAD.

Date: 2017-02-23 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is pure awesome-sauce, congratulations! :D

Date: 2017-02-23 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations! I squee on your behalf! That's amazing, and I hope you win it. :)

Date: 2017-02-23 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congrats! it is an amazing novella.

Date: 2017-02-23 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2017-02-23 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations! Cheese and cake!

Date: 2017-02-23 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations! Well-deserved.

Date: 2017-02-23 08:04 pm (UTC)
radiantfracture: (Harold Ross of the New Yorker)
From: [personal profile] radiantfracture

Date: 2017-02-23 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hms42

Date: 2017-02-23 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*Kermit flail* Congratulations!

Date: 2017-02-23 08:43 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-02-23 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*Kermit flail* Congratulations!

Date: 2017-02-23 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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Date: 2017-02-23 09:34 pm (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
Congratulations! :D

Date: 2017-02-23 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

Date: 2017-02-23 09:53 pm (UTC)
anne_d: (Susan)
From: [personal profile] anne_d
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!
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