The Sir Julius Vogel Awards (SJV’s) celebrate the best of New Zealand science fiction and fantasy. If you loved The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales, why not nominate it for a Sir Julius Vogel Award? But be quick, nominations close at 8pm on Saturday 31 January. To nominate individual stories or the cover art, see below, but here is how you nominate the entire collection.
Dear SJV committee (firstname.lastname@example.org )
I would like to nominate the following work in the Collected Works category, please.
- Title: The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales,
- Edited by Peter Friend, Eileen Mueller and A.J. Ponder, Phantom Feather Press https://phantomfeatherpress.wordpress.com/
- Short Story Collection for children
- Released: November 2014
- Category: Professional
- Genre: Speculative fantasy & science fiction
Yes, you can also nominate individual short stories (and even films and novels) so long as they have a speculative fiction element and are by NZ authors. If you’re not sure, message us, and we’ll be happy to help. Below are the short stories from The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales, that can be nominated if you choose. Just email (email@example.com ), mention the short story name and author and anthology title and publisher.
Twisty Christmas Art by Geoff Popham can also be nominated in the SJV category “Artwork.”
- Jack in the Box by Dan Rabarts
- Christmas in the Magician’s House by D.M. Potter
- Bells by Lee Murray
- Santa’s Sack by Simon Fogarty
- Building the Tree by Tim Jones
- Candy Cane by Charlotte Kieft
- New Neighbours by Anne Wilkins
- Christmas Monster by William Cook
- Santa’s Little Helpers by Jeena Murphy
- Christmas Jack by Michelle Child
- A Snowy Kiwi Christmas by Robyn P Murray
- Cole’s Christmas Spirit by Shelley Chappell
- Albert and the Christmas Fairy by Darian Smith
- The Present of Christmas Past by Debbie Cowens
Have fun nominating, and remember nominations close at 8pm Saturday, 31 January.
For more information about the Sir Julius Vogel Awards, you can see the guidelines, here.