I won the Locus Award for Best Short Story Collection!

BOYS, BEASTS & MEN won the Locus Award for Best Short Story Collection!!! 

I’m so crazy proud of this collection, which collects fifteen years’ worth of my short stories – including several that I wrote at the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer’s Workshop, which made me the short story writer that I am, and will forever be sacred to me – and I won the award on the eleventh anniversary of the day I went to Clarion!!

Profoundly grateful to everyone who voted for me for this!! I love Locus Magazine as an institution and I’ve always coveted this award  😅

Since I couldn’t attend the Locus Award ceremony in person, and they asked all the nominees to send short acceptance videos… I recorded this ridiculous video while on vacation in Iceland, with tongue planted firmly in cheek (and pretty sure no one would ever see it 😅)… big big thanks as always to my husband Juancy for being my cinematographer!

Posted on: June 25, 2023, by : Sam J. M.
File under: Awards & Anthologies, Boys, Beasts, & Men