So, I'm not currently a member of the SFFANZ society in New Zealand. However, a fellow author tipped me off with regards to this - it looks like I'm eligible to be nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award, because I'm a New Zealand author who was published in 2015. Would anyone be interested in nominating my book for the Best Novel, Best Youth Novel, or Best New Talent categories? I don't expect to get anything, but it looks all right to say in query letters or your CV that you've be nominated, even only once.
It works like this:
Say you would like to nominate Rafen (or The Sianian Wolf or Servant of the King or The Fourth Runi) by Y K Willemse for one or all of the three categories above in the Sir Julius Vogel Professional Awards.
Only make one nomination per email.
Example of the information needed:
Author: Y K Willemse
Type of work: Novel
Year of publication: 2015
Category: Professional Awards
Genre: YA epic fantasy
Publisher: Permuted Press
Author contact details: email@example.com or 0220729469
Other relevant information:
As written about the New Zealand Herald (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11526779) and endorsed by Tina Shaw.
Places the work is available: most New Zealand public libraries, the Whitcoulls and Paper Plus websites, and Book Depository.
Nominator's contact details: __________________________
Would any New Zealanders be interested in copying and pasting that info into an email for the Sir Julius Vogel nominations?