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“The Fisher Queen” is a Shirley Jackson Award finalist

Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2014On May 7, the finalists for the 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards were announced and they include “The Fisher Queen” by Alyssa Wong from the May/June issue of F&SF.

“The Fisher Queen” is also a finalist for this year’s Nebula Award for short story, which will be announced in Chicago in June.

The Shirley Jackson Awards are given in recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. They’re voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics.

Shirley Jackson was a contributor to F&SF in the 1950s with her stories “One Ordinary Day, With Peanuts” (January 1955), “The Missing Girl” (December 1957), and “The Omen” (March 1958). Jackson, who lived from 1916 to 1965, wrote such classic novels as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and is famous for her story “The Lottery.” Her work continues to be a major influence on writers of genre and literary fiction.

The 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 12, 2016, at Readercon 26, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts. The complete ballot with all the nominees can be found at: http://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/2015/05/07/2014-shirley-jackson-awards-nominees-announced/

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