Best Editor Long Form and Short Form Hugo: Eligible Works from 2018

By JJ: To assist Hugo nominators, listed below are the editors of works published for the first time in 2018.

These credits have been accumulated from Acknowledgments sections and copyright pages in works, as well as other sources on the internet.

Feel free to add missing 2018-original works and the name of their editors in the comments, and I will get them included in the main post. Self-published works may or may not be added to the list at my discretion.

PLEASE DON’T ADD GUESSES.

If you are able to confirm credits from Acknowledgments sections, copyright pages, or by contacting authors and/or editors, then go ahead and add them in comments. If you have questions or corrections, please add those also.

Authors, Editors, and Publishers are welcome to post in comments here, or to send their lists to jjfile770 [at] gmail [dot] com.


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92 thoughts on “Best Editor Long Form and Short Form Hugo: Eligible Works from 2018

  1. John Joseph Adams edited at least:

    The City of Lost Fortunes, by Bryan Camp
    The Robots of Gotham, by Todd McAulty
    The Wild Dead, by Carrie Vaughn
    The Spaceship Next Door, by Gene Doucette
    (all, not surprisingly, for John Joseph Adams Books (an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt))

  2. Ira Nayman

    Amazing Stories Fall 2018
    Captain Future in Love – Allen Steele
    Harry’s Toaster – Lawrence Watt Evans
    Beyond Human Measure – Dave Creek
    Flight of an Arrow – Shirley Meier
    Sister Solveig and Mr. Denial – Kameron Hurley
    Foster Earth – Julie Czerneda
    Slipping Time – Paul Levinson
    When Angels Come Knocking – Drew Hayden Taylor

    Amazing Stories Winter 2018 (coming February 2017)

  3. The semiprozine editors should be listed in short form, shouldn’t they?

    @Steve Davidson, did you mean coming Feb 2019, or did the shoggoth finally get back with the time machine?

  4. Rich Horton: John Joseph Adams edited at least:

    The Doucette was previously-published in 2015, but I’ve added the rest, plus In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey.

  5. steve davidson: Ira Nayman

    I’ve added Ira to the list, however, I’ve noted that the eligibility of at least 4 works does not appear to have been met.

  6. Lenore Jones / jonesnori: The semiprozine editors should be listed in short form, shouldn’t they?

    You posted your comment while they were being compiled; they should all be in now. If you see any missing, let me know. 🙂

  7. Jason Sizemore for Apex.
    Jonathan Strahan also edited novellas Time Was and The Million.
    Diana M. Pho edited the novella The Black God’s Drums, although I don’t think she has any other short form credits.
    Lee Harris also edited The Expert System’s Brother (novella)
    Ellen Datlow also edited Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach (novella)

    Robots vs. Fairies anthology edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe, although I don’t believe either of them is at 4 things yet.

  8. Thank you for this list; it will be VERY helpful come Hugo Nominations time.

    Also, DOUBLE thank you; somehow I missed when Moon’s Into the Fire came out! Just bought it. (Amusingly, when I searched Kobo’s inventory for “Into The Fire” it was probably the fifth or sixth novel in the list with that exact name, and the list kept going past it. Good thing that titles can’t be trademarked or copyrighted…)

  9. Mark-kitteh: Robots vs. Fairies anthology edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe, although I don’t believe either of them is at 4 things yet.

    Thanks for those updates, Mark. It looks as though this is Wolfe’s 2nd anthology and Parisien’s 3rd.

  10. Cassy B.: Also, DOUBLE thank you; somehow I missed when Moon’s Into the Fire came out! Just bought it.

    It’s sooooooo good! I’m pretty sure that the Kylara Vatta series will be on my Best Series shortlist — especially as Moon mentions difficulties getting it written in her Author’s Note, and I’m worried that there aren’t going to be any more.

  11. K. B. Spangler The Wonder Engine by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) I can’t find anything else she’s edited. Anyone?

  12. ULTRAGOTHA: K. B. Spangler The Wonder Engine by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) I can’t find anything else she’s edited. Anyone?

    That’s already on the list. We may be able to persuade Oor Wombat to dig us up a list for Spangler. 😀

  13. JJ, all the ones I remembered are there, anyway!

    Thanks so much for putting this together.

  14. Thank you for doing all this work, JJ.

    Is the Fiyah Magazine editor the same Justina Ireland who wrote the excellent YA Civil War zombie book Dread Nation? She just might end up doing double duty.

  15. It’s quite possible that Toni Weisskopf of Baen Books had edited a book or two over the last year, if anyone’s interested. Her name is conspicuous by its absence in the Long Form category. Doubtless unintentional.

  16. Robert Evans: It’s quite possible that Toni Weisskopf of Baen Books had edited a book or two over the last year, if anyone’s interested. Her name is conspicuous by its absence in the Long Form category. Doubtless unintentional.

    No, the absence of her name — as with the absence of the names of a large number of other novel editors — is intentional: I don’t have any confirmed editing credits for any of them.

    Of course, if you had actually read the beginning of the post, you would have known that.

    If Ms. Weisskopf wishes to send me a list of the 2018 novels she has edited, I will be happy to post it.

  17. Robert Evans, yes, it’s possible that Ms. Weisskopf has edited books this year. However, until there’s evidence of her editing books this year, in one of the many ways delineated in the OP, it would be irresponsible to post her name to this list. Just like it would be irresponsible to put my name on the list, or yours, without, you know, actual evidence.

    That’s the reason I voted for her under No Award during the puppy kerfuffle. I liked many Baen Books just fine, and disliked others, and I had absolutely no way to know whether she edited the ones I liked, the ones I disliked, both, or neither.

    Call me a radical, but I don’t vote without evidence.

  18. Thanks for compiling all this!

    For me in Long Form: Those four are all correct, plus I also edited CREATURES OF WANT AND RUIN by Molly Tanzer, which comes out in November.

    For Short Form: If you like, here’s a link that takes you to just the Originals we published in LIGHTSPEED and for NIGHTMARE. I also thought, since some of the folks listed have a long list of each story they edited listed (because several editors acquire for the same publication), for the magazines it might be nice to note at least how many stories they published over the course of the year. For instance, this year NIGHTMARE will have 23 original stories (normally would have been 24, but one is a novelette we’re running in two parts) and 24 reprints, and LIGHTSPEED has 50 originals (including the extra stories in our supersized issue #100) and 50 short story reprints + 11 novella reprints.

    P.S. Martha Millard being listed as the editor of that book must be a mistake; she is (or was until just recently when she retired) a literary agent, not an editor, though if an author thanked her for her edits in her acknowledgment that’s probably just because agents usually do an edit on their client manuscripts before they submit them.

  19. Sorry, that should be:

    LIGHTSPEED has 54 originals (including the extra stories in our supersized issue #100) and 54 short story reprints + 11 novella reprints.

  20. Short Form: David Thomas Moore for anthologies (isfdb link). Monstrous Little Voices was a favourite of mine from a few years ago, and with several anthologies out this year he has reached eligibility.

  21. That’s what I get for trying to read this and type on my tiny tablet.

    Thanks for this work, JJ!

  22. Thanks for the list. I’ve also edited The Best of the Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade) which will be out October 2nd.
    Plus there’s one more story coming out on Tor.com in the next week or two
    A.I. and the Trolley Problem by Pat Cadigan

  23. Thanks for this, @JJ, and thanks @Everyone for supplying additional information, corrections, clarifications, etc.!

  24. Thanks for all of the additions and corrections.

    John Joseph Adams: I also thought, since some of the folks listed have a long list of each story they edited listed (because several editors acquire for the same publication), for the magazines it might be nice to note at least how many stories they published over the course of the year.

    The goal is to eventually list all of the original short fiction published over the course of 2018, so that people can peruse the list for their favorite stories and find out who acquired/edited them. Obviously, this is a major undertaking. Your lists will really help with that; thanks for linking them.

  25. I would like to post an apology.

    Many of the short fiction listings in this post were pulled from the ISFDB. One of their documentation rules is that a main name record is held for each author, with works published under pseudonyms or name variations linked to that record.

    While this makes sense for their recordkeeping — once a work is published under a given byline, it becomes a matter of record — this is an example of how institutional constructs can disadvantage marginalized people without intending to do so.

    And of how people working within those constructs, without intending to do so, can nevertheless still cause harm to individuals.

    I originally posted a short fiction listing with both the author’s name from the byline, and the name on their main ISFDB record — a name which is no longer in use. I am deeply sorry for any harm or hurt that I caused to this person due to my lack of care.

    My error has been corrected in this post. If there is anything further I can do to ameliorate the hurt I caused to this individual, I invite them to e-mail me at the address in the main post and let me know.

    I promise to pay close attention in future to the difference between actual pseudonyms, and names which are no longer in use.

    Again, my apologies. I have learned from this mistake, and I will do better in the future.

  26. ULTRAGOTHA: Anne Sowards has listed her editing credits in 2018. Unfortunately, you have to have a Pinterest account to see it.

    Thanks, ULTRAGOTHA! It looks as though Pinterest has finally figured out how many eyes they are losing by blocking their site to non-members (or maybe it’s because I’m logged into Facebook, because I could still see the page, with a nag on the upper right to log in using Facebook, which I ignored).

  27. Correction: Sheree Renée Thomas has 4+ eligible works; she’s the World Fantasy Award-winning editor of Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, which was published in 2000. She published a second Dark Matter anthology in 2004, and a special issue of Obsidian in 2016.

    In 2018 she also published a special Zodiac issue of Apex Magazine and forthcoming this year (last quarter I think) is Trouble the Waters with Rosarium Press (co-edited by Troy Wiggins).

    Personally, while I haven’t read the Apex issue yet, I’m probably nominating her based on the strength of the Strange Horizons Southeastern USA special issue listed above.

    Could you correct her entry, Mike?

    @Bonnie: yes, Justina Ireland of Fiyah and Justina Ireland of Dread Nation.are the same person!

  28. Cecily Kane: Correction: Sheree Renée Thomas has 4+ eligible works

    Thanks for the update! I’ve made the changes.

  29. Hello,

    Someone just pointed me to this page, and I just wanted to know if I could correct something? In The Vanishers’ Palace is 48k words long so it’s actually out of the novella range–it’s a novel.

    Thanks in advance,

    Aliette

  30. Some corrections:
    Triquetra” by Kirstyn McDermott, Tor.com (short story)-it’s a novelette
    “Fodder’s Jig” by Lee Thomas (short fiction) -novelette
    “The Whalers Song” by Ray Cluley (short fiction) novelette
    “A Ship of the South Wind” by Bradley Denton (short fiction) novelette
    “A Moment Before Breaking” by A. C. Wise (short fiction) novelette
    “Haunt” by Siobhan Carroll a (short fiction) novelette
    “Shit Happens” by Michael Marshall Smith (short fiction)novelette
    “He Sings of Salt and Wormwood” by Brian Hodge (short fiction) novelette

  31. @Aliette

    The limit for novellas is now 48,000 words as of this year, but using Word for a wordcount gives me 48,151 so it’s still over – is that correct?

    I can’t find any other credits for Blimes this year so I guess he’s not eligible in longform either, sadly.

    The entry for Ian Whates could also list various NewCon Press novellas, such as –
    The Land of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan
    The Martian Simulacra: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Eric Brown
    The Greatest Story Ever Told by Una McCormac
    (I assume he’s the editor for the others in the line but those are the ones I can confirm from the front matter)

    Also another anthology 2001: An Odyssey in Words (with Tom Hunter)

    —–

    Sarah Guan for There Before the Chaos by KB Wagers (as per the acknowledgements) and I also see she edited Jade City by Fonda Lee last year.

    A bit of googling suggests at least 3 more this year to create eligibility:
    Afterwar by Lilith Saintcrow
    Torn by Rowenna Miller
    Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
    —–
    Liz Gorinsky for The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
    I can also find that she edited Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu but I’m not sure if there’s a 4th for this year.

  32. @Mark: uh, I didn’t know the wordcount for novellas had gone up! It does seem out of that increased range as well, sadly.

  33. @Aliette

    Just for the benefit of anyone stumbling across this then: the 40,000 word limit for novellas is still in place, but the old “breathing space” rule of up to 20% extra capped at 5,000 words has been changed as of this year to just 20% with no cap. Novella is the only affected category, pushing the effective maximum from 45,000 to 48,000 words.

    (Rule 3.2.8, rules available here)

    Novellas do seem to be getting longer so it’s a fairly sensible little change IMO.

  34. Thanks for all of the help. All of the changes should now have been made, with the exception of the Lightspeed and Nightmare stories, which are going to take some work to put together, so they’ll have to be done later when I have more time.

  35. Where are Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde, co-editors-in-chief of Strange Horizons? I remember they were here before. I see the stories are listed under the fiction editors (and guest editors for the special issue), but there is one more Senior Fiction Editor not listed: An Owomoyela

    http://strangehorizons.com/masthead/

    Thank you so much for compiling all of this, JJ!

  36. Laura: Where are Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde, co-editors-in-chief of Strange Horizons?

    I was sent a list by Strange Horizons of who the editors are to be credited for each of the stories, so what you see is what they told me. This is part of what the e-mail said:
    To clarify, Jane and Kate are the editors-in-chief but SH departments work autonomously, and all short fiction buying decisions, editing, scheduling &c. are handled by the fiction editors. (Jane intends to do a blog post clarifying this soon.) Our actual fiction editors tend to never get listed for this sort of thing, probably because SH is a big team whose internal organization is confusing when seen from the outside.

  37. I really appreciate the editors from some of the magazines who have e-mailed me lists which I could just drop into this post, rather than me having to spend a lot of time clicking around on ISFDB to get the information, and would welcome this information from any other magazine editors who care to send it.

  38. JJ, and we here are grateful for your hard work. Best Editor nominations were always something I left blank before (with a few rare exceptions when I’d noticed a “thank you to my terrific editor ____” in the acknowledgements of a favorite book), but with this resource I feel comfortable actually nominating people.

  39. The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman lists Bella Pagan and Rebecca Brewer as editors.

    Thin Air by Richard Morgan lists Gillian Redfearn and Anne Groell.

  40. Dominik Parisien (currently listed as below 4 items) was a guest editor on Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, which with 3 previous anthologies per isfdb takes him to the required four items. The full credits for that issue are:

    Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (Editor-in-Chief, Nonfiction), Dominik Parisien (Editor-in-Chief, Fiction), Nicolette Barischoff (Personal Essays), S. Qiouyi Lu (Poetry), and Judith Tarr (Reprint Fiction)

    Of the others in the list, I could also find that S. Qiouyi Lu has now edited 4 issues of Arsenika and so is eligible.

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