The final ballot for the Nebula Awards has been released, and my Clarion instructor James Patrick Kelly’s story “Don’t Stop” is on it!  Jim is a prolific podcaster of his fiction–in fact he has previously won the Nebula specifically for the podcast of his novella “Burn,” the first ever awarded for a podcast.  When it was originally nominated for the Nebula, Jim released “Don’t Stop” on his Free Reads podcast, which you can listen to here.  It is a hauntingly sweet story, and I listened to it while exercising, which, given the focus on running, is maybe not a bad way to go.  There is a scene with a track coach which should resonate strongly with anyone who has ever had the experience of losing themselves in transcendent physical activity.

Congratulations, Jim!  Good luck!