2016 Nebula Awards Ballot Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released the final ballot for the 2016 Nebula Awards.




Short Story


  • Arrival
  • Doctor Strange
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Westworld: ‘‘The Bicameral Mind’’
  • Zootopia


SFWA Lifetime Active and Active members are eligible to vote from March 1 to March 30, 11:59 p.m. PDT.  The final ballot will be available at SFWA.org, and paper ballots may be requested before March 15, 2017, by contacting nac@sfwa.org. Active and Lifetime Active members will receive an e-mail containing instructions on accessing the ballot.

Registration for the 2017 SFWA Nebula Awards Conference is now open. The event will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh PA, May 18-21, 2017. The banquet and award ceremony are scheduled for the evening of Saturday May 20, 2017. For registration, see the Eventbrite website.

For more information on the Nebula Awards and the Nebula Conference, see the SFWA website.


*This post was updated 2/20/17 per a late press release from the SFWA announcing that Cat Rambo’s ‘‘Red in Tooth and Cog’’ (F&SF 3-4/16) was 7,050 words, too short for the Novelette category, requiring 7,500 words. Rambo declined to be included in the the Short Story category saying, “The Nebula Awards are about celebrating amazing works by talented writers in our genre. I choose to see the silver lining in that we elevate another writer to the stage, and keep the ballot otherwise intact.”