Parsec Awards Nominations are now open! Your favorite podcast authors and shows are relying on you for nominations.

Nominating a show is simple. Visit To be eligible this year the podcast must have aired, or if it was a novel to have completed, between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. Check the website for eligibility and category definitions, but don’t worry too much. The nominated shows and authors will be contacted and will verify their eligibility and category.

Once shows have been nominated by fans, the shows are contacted and asked to submit samples. The samples are reviewed by a steering committee which selects finalists. Finalists are then judged by a group of judges from outside podcasting and winners are announced.

Join in the excitement, show your love, and nominate your favorites.

In barely related news (but we’ve been wanting to mention it), long-time podcaster Mur Lafferty, one of the original co-founders of the Parsec Awards, is up for a John W. Campbell award this year. Good luck Mur!