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Dancing With LOCUS

I'm very pleased to announce that A DANCE WITH DRAGONS has won the LOCUS Award as the Best Fantasy Novel of 2011. I wasn't able to attend the awards banquet myself, but Ty flew out (he was also nominated, for LEVIATHAN WAKES in the SF category) and accepted on my behalf. Presumably he will even bring me back the award, if I can pry it out of his fingers.

For a full list of this year's finalists and winners, go to the LOCUS website at:
http://www.locusmag.com/News/2012/06/locus-awards-2012-winners/

LOCUS, founded by the late great Charles Brown, is the trade magazine of science fiction and fantasy, and has been the bible for me and a lot of other professional writers for decades. Their annual awards poll draws more votes than the Hugo and Nebula Awards combined.

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth volume in A SONG OF ICE & FIRE to be nominated as the year's best fantasy by the readers of LOCUS, and the fourth to win. What can I say? Those LOCUS readers have really good taste.

Thanks to the good folks at LOCUS, and to everyone who voted, whether it was for me or for one of my excellent fellow nominees.

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nikita_olifer
Jun. 18th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
caillte_inion
Jun. 18th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
congratulaions!!! You totally deserve it. xo
opal_eyes33
Jun. 18th, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)
:)
Congrats!
dreamwalk3r
Jun. 18th, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)
Congratulations for you!
mybooksmylove
Jun. 18th, 2012 06:41 am (UTC)
That's really awesome! Congrats! I hope you can get your award :)
kathrin_omelly
Jun. 18th, 2012 08:53 am (UTC)
Awesome, you really deserve it! Grats!
oblongboxes
Jun. 18th, 2012 09:08 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
peacemaker4u
Jun. 18th, 2012 09:19 am (UTC)
Congratulation! Well done!
janell_pr
Jun. 18th, 2012 10:23 am (UTC)
congratulaions!!!!! we are waiting for your next book!
forcewatcher
Jun. 18th, 2012 10:30 am (UTC)
Well-deserved! Big congrats!
insurrbution
Jun. 18th, 2012 11:39 am (UTC)
Congrats, well deserved yet not surpising in the least!

I was wondering if you could expand on having your works (in partial form or shorter stories) being submitted and featured in magazines such as Locus and Asimov's.
grrm
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
Not sure what you mean by "expand on?"

Is it the process that interests you?

ASIMOV'S is a fiction magazine. The process is simple. You send in the manuscript with a cover letter and a stamped, self-addressed envelope (or SSAE) for the return of the ms, should they reject it. Then you hope. (I was about to say, "then you sacrifice a virgin," but someone might have taken me seriously). They buy it or they don't. There is often a wait of some length.

LOCUS is a newszine. Completely different. They don't buy freelance material.
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eowyn
Jun. 18th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!
Cintia Faria
Jun. 18th, 2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, awesome news !
stubbycarey
Jun. 18th, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
Congrats and awesome news, mate.

Hoisting a jar in celebration. :)
Tyrion_13
Jun. 18th, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations
Good job Mr Martin and best of luck to juggle with your planning for some of the years to come. I hope that you'll soon be able to do only what you want when you want to do it, you already deserve it for the work you've done (and some of your fans are happy to wait if it means getting quality).
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