I’ve been really honored this year to have had the chance to work with such amazing editors and magazine teams. For this year, I’d like to suggest two stories for awards consideration. Both hold very different places in my heart.
The first is a secondary-world fantasy, “Since We Don’t Have Wings,” published in Metaphorosis. It’s available to read for free online here: https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/story/2022/since-we-dont-have-wings-gwen-whiting/
You can also hear it in audiobook format here: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-vx59p-123c870
The second is near-future science fiction, “The Natural Order of Things,” published in The Dread Machine. (Content warning: this story features the death of a young child.) You can find that here: https://www.thedreadmachine.com/the-natural-order-of-things/
To whoever is reading this, thank you for considering these stories. I hope that you enjoy them.