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Just wanted to say a quick congratulations to G. Scott Huggins for being named the 2021 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest Winner. A few years back, I somehow started following him on Facebook and more recently twitter, so I’ve known about this for a few days.
The really cool thing according to Baen is:
In an interesting turn, Huggins was the winner of the 2020 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award, another short story contest sponsored by Baen Books. Both contests are judged anonymously.
He’s definitely on a roll.
“The Three Billion Year Love” wins a 2021 Helicon Award for best short story in an anthology
First of all, no one is more surprised than I am to have won an award. I have no idea what the nomination process was or how I got on the list, but “wow.”
I actually found out on Facebook first before I checked my email. Then once I did, I saw that Richard Paolinelli announced it on his blog:
Thanks to our new overlords and masters in Silicon Valley, the announcement of the 2021 Helicon Awards has been moved up 36 hours.
Check out the 16 winners and buy the books and discover some great authors!
Yes, it’s been a rough week for a lot of us, especially as many high tech platforms continue to censor anyone who leans even slightly right, but I’ll cover that another time.
Anyway, that leads to the 2021 Helicon Award Winners announcement.
James Pyles – photo taken by David Pyles
As you may recall, I recently announced that I was awarded third place in the “Building Your Brand” contest by Sweetycat Press.
Steven Lester Carr posted my essay on their Facebook page which I replicated here on my blog.
Grant Hudson at Inner Circle Magazine just informed me that the essays for all three award winners will be published in the May edition of that periodical, which will be out very soon.
Find out more by clicking the magazine’s link above.