My short story 'No Hidden Costs' which is part of the A Foreign Country anthology has received one nomination for Best Short Story in the Sir Julius Vogel awards! If it's going to make it onto the ballot it'll probably need a bunch more nominations (big categories like Best Short Story are whittled down by number of nominations, I believe), but it's lovely that someone liked it enough to send in a nomination.
If you want to nominate it you just have to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org which includes the following:
I would like to nominate Matt Cowens' story 'No Hidden Costs' in the anthology 'A Foreign Country' from Random Static Press for Best Short Story.
Name / Title of work: No Hidden Costs Name of Producer / Author / Creator: Matt Cowens What the work is: Short Story Year of First Release: 2010 Publisher / Production company name: Random Static Press How to contact the producer / author: *Put in my email address - although they already have it from the previous nomination* What category you think the nomination belongs to: Professional awards GENRE - science fiction Contact details of the person making the nomination e.g. email or/and phone number: *Put in your details* Where to get a copy of the work: www.randomstatic.net
Optional Why you're nominating it: (eg, "I'm Matt's mother and I think he's a very clever boy.")
It would be neat to make it onto the ballot, but there are a lot of excellent writers who I intend to nominate, so I'm not holding my breath. It was lovely to get an email letting me know that someone had taken the time to nominate No Hidden Costs though - thanks Helen!