a message from NSFWG member Donna Scott, on behalf of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA)
If you're a member of the BFSA, you are eligible to nominate for the BSFA Awards. This is a membership only nominations system and these are your Awards..
I am writing now to ask you to raise awareness that the nominations period closes on 31st January.
The BSFA committee met in December and discussed our objectives with the award. We want the BSFA Award (and the BSFA itself) to represent the full range of the genre and the diversity of talent and ability behind those working across the spectrum of short fiction, novels, art and nonfiction. Our starting point is to make sure that the suggestions list is as complete and representative of the best work as possible.
Please consider using your nominations. You’ll see that this year we’ve asked people to put forward four nominations per category for the Awards and then click on this link to add to the recommendations section as well.
This is designed to promote as many authors and artists as possible.
If our Awards are going to reflect the best in SF published in Britain in 2014, then we need members to actively help to promote that quality. We hope you will support our aims.
It could well be that many of our members are biding their time, but we’d really like to hear from you. Everyone is just as qualified as everyone else to make their nominations.
Lastly, for your information, the rules are:
Nominations are restricted to four per category.
Nominations shall open in October each year and run to January 31st.
A minimum of three nominations will be required for a work to be
included on the ballot; if there are fewer than three works achieving
this level of support, the category will not be awarded.
You may not make multiple nominations for a single work.
Please do not nominate your own work.
Find out more about how to nominate here:
The deadline for nominations is 31st January 2015.
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The BSFA was initiated by a group of fans in 1958, and was soon established and run as an official national body by readers, authors, booksellers and publishers with the aim of appreciating and encouraging science fiction in every form. Many famous authors, critics, editors and publishers have been members through its history and many more continue to be today. Being a member of the BSFA puts you in touch with like-minded people across the country and beyond; whilst linking you to a rich tradition and enabling you to contribute to a vibrant future.