Ballot for the 2018 Hugo Award

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You can submit a partial ballot and update/edit/complete the ballot at a later date by returning to this page and re-authenticating. Your previous selections will be reloaded into the form, which you can then alter, delete or leave as is.

This Ballot must be received by Tuesday July 31, 2018, 11:59 PM PDT (Wednesday August 1, 2018, 2:59 AM EDT; 6:59 AM UTC/GMT; 5:59 PM AEST)

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Ballot Instructions - How to complete the ballot.

The Final Ballot is a preference ballot. Please rank the nominees in order of preference, starting with a "1" for your first choice.

You do not have to set a rank for every nominee You can submit a vote (i.e. set a rank) for as many or as few of the nominees in a category as you want. If you are only ranking some of the nominees, please use consecutive numbers starting from "1" (e.g., if you are voting for three nominees, please rank them "1", "2" and "3"). Note that the drop-down buttons will prevent you from selecting the same rank for two nominees in the same category. If you want to reassign a rank to a different nominee, set the rank of the nominee (that you want to reassign) to blank and then you can reassign that rank to a different nominee.

The Clear Rankings button will blank out all ranks for a given category. Use this to reset a category's rankings to be the same as in a new ballot (this does not change your ballot unless you then click on the Save All Changes button).

The Restore Rankings button will reset the ranks to the values they had when you last saved the ballot form (by clicking on any of the Save All Changes buttons on the form).

Any or all of the Save All Changes buttons will save your entire ballot with the currently assigned rankings and reset the Restore Ranking values to the same current ballot. This is the only button that changes your recorded vote. You MUST save at least once to create a counted ballot.

There is no need to explicitly submit your final ballot. Once you begin to fill out your ballot, we keep track of your ballot throughout the voting period, and whatever the state of your ballot is as of the voting cutoff (TBD) will be treated as your final submitted ballot.

Best Novel

A science fiction or fantasy story of 40,000 words or more that appeared for the first time in 2017.

Best Novella

A science fiction or fantasy story between 17,500 and 40,000 words that appeared for the first time in 2017.

Best Novelette

A science fiction or fantasy story between 7,500 and 17,500 words that appeared for the first time in 2017.

Best Short Story

A science fiction or fantasy story of less than 7,500 words that appeared for the first time in 2017.

Best Series

A multi-installment science fiction or fantasy story, unified by elements such as plot, characters, setting, and presentation, appearing in at least three (3) installments consisting in total of at least 240,000 words by the close of 2017, at least one (1) installment of which was published in 2017.

Best Related Work

Any work related to the field of science fiction, fantasy, or fandom appearing for the first time during 2017 or which has been substantially modified during 2017, and which is either non-fiction or, if fictional, is noteworthy primarily for aspects other than the fictional text, and which is not eligible in any other category.

Best Graphic Story

Any science fiction or fantasy story told in graphic form appearing for the first time in 2017.

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)

Any theatrical feature or other production in any medium of dramatized science fiction, fantasy, or related subjects that has been publicly presented for the first time in its present dramatic form during 2017 and which has a complete running time of more than 90 minutes

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)

Any television program or other production, with a complete running time of 90 minutes or less, in any medium of dramatized science fiction, fantasy, or related subjects that has been publicly presented for the first time in its present dramatic form during 2017.

Best Professional Editor (Long Form)

The editor of at least four (4) novel-length works primarily devoted to science fiction and/or fantasy, published in 2017 that do not qualify as works under Best Editor, Short Form.

Best Professional Editor (Short Form)

The editor of at least four (4) anthologies, collections, or magazine issues (or their equivalent in other media) primarily devoted to science fiction and/or fantasy, at least one of which was published in 2017.

Best Professional Artist

An illustrator whose work has appeared in a professional publication in the field of science fiction or fantasy during 2017. A professional publication is one that meets at least one (1) of the following criteria:
1. It provided at least a quarter of the income of any one person; or
2. Was owned or published by any entity which provided at least a quarter of the income of any of its staff and/or owner.

Best Semiprozine

Any generally available non-professional periodical publication devoted to science fiction or fantasy which by the close of 2017 has published at least four (4) or more issues (or the equivalent in other media), and least one (1) of which appeared in 2017, which does not qualify as a fancast, and which in 2017 has met at least one (1) of the following criteria:

  1. Paid its contributors and/or staff in other than copies of the publication.
  2. Was generally available only for paid purchase.

Best Fanzine

Any generally available non-professional publication devoted to science fiction, fantasy, or related subjects which by the close of 2017 has published at least four (4) or more issues (or the equivalent in other media), at least one (1) of which appeared in 2017, and which does not qualify as a semiprozine or a fancast, and which in 2017 met neither of the following criteria:

  1. Paid its contributors and/or staff in other than copies of the publication.
  2. Was generally available only for paid purchase.

Best Fancast

Any generally available non-professional audio or video periodical devoted to science fiction, fantasy, or related subjects that by the close of 2017 has released four (4) or more episodes, at least one (1) of which appeared in 2017, and that does not qualify as a dramatic presentation.

Best Fan Writer

Any person whose writing has appeared in semiprozines or fanzines or in generally available electronic media during 2017.

Best Fan Artist

An artist or cartoonist whose work has appeared through publication in fanzines, semiprozines, or through any other public non-professional display (including at conventions) in 2017.

Award for Best Young Adult Book (not a Hugo)

The Award for Best Young Adult Book is given for a book published for young adult readers in the field of science fiction or fantasy appearing for the first time in 2017.

The John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo)

(Award for the best new science fiction writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines) A new writer is one whose first work of science fiction or fantasy appeared in 2016 or 2017 in a professional publication. For Campbell Award purposes, a professional publication is one for which more than a nominal amount was paid, any publication that had an average press run of at least 10,000 copies, or any other that the Award sponsors may designate