That you all for some great recommendations last week for Best Semiprozine. Yet again, I’m a little late this week with getting Best Fan Writer going, which is unfortunate since it is a category that definitely deserves more attention than it normally gets! This is also the first of the award categories in the season devoted to a person rather than a work or series of works.
However, I do have some recommendations that have been submitted and will start posting them tomorrow. Additionally, I highly encourage everyone to consider Best Fan Writer recommendations. On the one hand, this is a category that is always on the low end of nominations, but on the other hand, it’s to a large extent it’s currently dominated by bloggers – which makes up a large chunk of the reading many of us do!
Mind you, Best Fan Writer doesn’t have to be blog writing, although that tends to be the majority. Basically, it is any SFF-related writing that does not appear in a professional publication. So semiprozine, fanzine, blog, whatever.
Furthermore, it seems that quite often professional writers are nominated and win the award as well. An interesting discussion about professionals winning Best Fan Writer occurred about a year and a half ago between Mike Glyer and John Scalzi. Definitely an interesting set of reads.
So please submit your recommendations over the next couple days – preferably through the online form in order to link to a blog, Facebook post, etc. or if you do not have any other decent options, as a comment in reply to this post. Just please make sure to take the time and explain WHY you liked that person’s work so much. If it is available online writing (such as a blog) a link would be useful as well.