Friday, March 03, 2006

Campbell eligibility

Jim Van Pelt used to maintain a web site for the John W. Campbell Award for new writers, but he relinquished it last year. I never found out if anyone started a new one, until today, thanks to a link on the old site (which is now an archive).

I sent a message to the new site asking to be included in the list of eligible authors. Here's a copy of it:


Lou Antonelli has had 22 stories published since he started writing science fiction in August 2002. A journalist by profession, he is the editor of a semi-weekly community newspaper in East Texas.

"A Rocket for the Republic", published in the Sept. 2005 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction, was Lou's first SFWA-level sale. It was also the last story Gardner Dozois accepted for Asimov's before retiring after 19 years as editor.

Lou is a member of the Turkey City workshop in Austin, Texas. He has been a guest at ConDFW, FenCon, Marcon, Conestoga, SoonerCon and AggieCon.


1. "Silvern" - RevolutionSF, June 2003.
2. "Silence is Golden" - RevolutionSF, August 2003.
3. "Comes the Juju Man" - GateWay science fiction, December 2003.
4. "S*P*P*A*M*" - Bewildering Stories, December 2003.
5. "Rome, If You Want To" - Surprising Stories, May 2004.
6. "Pen Pal" - RevolutionSF, July 2004.
7. "I Got You" - Bewildering Stories, July 2004.
8. "Flash, Boom, Bam (a flash anthology" - Bewilderimg Stories, July 2004.
9. "Doppelgangster" - Bewildering Stories, Sept. 2004.
10. "Double-Crossing the Styx" - Continuum Science Fiction, Fall 2004.
11. "The Rocket-Powered Cat" - RevolutionSF, Dec. 2004.
12. "Circe in Vitro" - Astounding Tales, December 2004.
13. "They Call It Time" - AlienSkin, Dec./Jan. 2005.
14. "Won't You Come Home, Bill Buckley?" - Bewildering Stories, Feb. 2005.
15. "Big Girl" - Ultraverse, May/June 2005.
16. "The Hideaway" - AlienSkin, June/July 2005.
17. "The Honor of the Blue Devil Patrol" - Beyond Centuari, June/July 2005.
18. "The Cast Iron Dybbuk" - June/July 2005, Andromeda Spaceways In-flight Magazine.
19. "Dialogue" - RevolutionSF, August 2005.
20. "A Rocket for the Republic" - Asimov's Science Fiction, Sept. 2005.
22. "After Image" - Surprising Stories, Sept. 2005.
22. "The Queen of Guilty Pleasures" - Bewildering Stories, Oct. 2005.

"Silence is Golden" was honored with an Honorable Mention in "The Year's Best Science Fiction, 21st annual collection (2004)", St. Martin's Press, New York, N.Y.

The following stories were honored with Honorable Mentions in "The Year's Best Science Fiction, 22st annual collection (2005)"
"Pen Pal"
"The Rocket-Powered Cat"
"I Got You"
"Circe in Vitro"

Some reviews of "A Rocket for the Republic":

"Texan tall tale, or sci-fi fabulism? A fun first-person narrative about the first space expedition ÷ way back in the thirties. The eighteen thirties, that is." - L. Blunt Jackson ("Bluejack"), the Internet Review of Science Fiction (IROSF)

"A light-hearted Asimov's debut" - Sheila Williams, Asimov's Science Fiction.

"Very good" - SF Revu.

"A short and amusing tall tale about an experimental rocket and an encounter with aliens in the early 1800s." - Eagle's Path Short Fiction Reviews.

"Steam Punk fans who long for a wholly American twist on the genre will enjoy this story." - Doug Hoffman, Tangent Online.

Review of "The Cast Iron Dybbuk":

"This issue of ASIM opens with the fun little tale “The Cast Iron Dybbuk” by Lou Antonelli. Miners come across a very ancient artifact, and Bad Things happen... the concept behind the story and the humorous note it ends on are enough to pull it through, starting another issue of ASIM off right. " - Paul J. Iutzi , Tanget Online.

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