This weekend the Hugo awards ballot was announced, and I’m delighted to say that Lightspeed was nominated for in the Best Semiprozine category. Despite the intense social issues stirred up by the Hugo awards this year, I am still really excited to see my name on the ballot. Seriously, you have no idea how many times I’ve said “Wendy N. Wagner, Hugo nominee” to myself the past few days!
Working at Lightspeed (and her wonderful sister-magazine, Nightmare) has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve gotten to talk about writing with some of the finest writers working in the SF/F/H genres right now, and I’ve learned an enormous amount from them. I feel like my writing has been reinvigorated and I’ve made dozens of new friends that I treasure. Seeing all our hard work recognized by fandom is incredibly, incredibly wonderful.
Dang it, now I’m teary.