This is the first time my work has been nominated for the Nebula. It is a tremendous honor, and a huge personal milestone. I am grateful to my editor, Scott Andrews of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, who believed in my Birdverse work for years; to those who nominated this story for the Nebula; and to all my readers who enjoyed and supported my Birdverse work. I am in particular grateful to my Birdverse Patreon backers, who are incredible and whose support is always much appreciated. As ever, I am grateful to Bogi Takács and Shweta Narayan, who helped me so much on every stage of this journey.
I have written prose and poetry in various genres, from magic realism to surrealism to science fiction and even horror, but secondary world fantasy is special for me. Birdverse in particular is the reason I am writing. I am thrilled that so many people have found my stories meaningful, and it is so huge to have a Birdverse story honored, to have this particular story honored.
The Nebula list this year is very strong, and I am happy to share it with so many great writers, including N.K. Jemisin, Ann Leckie, Fran Wilde, Ken Liu, C.S.E. Cooney, Beth Cato, E. J. Fischer, Kelly Robson, Nnedi Okorafor, Usman T. Malik, Henry Lien, Brooke Bolander, Sarah Pinsker, Amal El-Mohtar, Sam J. Miller, Alyssa Wong, Kate Elliott, Daniel José Older, and others! Congratulations, and good luck to all of us!
Here are some entries I’ve written about this story:
- Good News from Birdverse (sale announcement + announcement about a Rhysling place for a poem which inspired this story)
- Birdverse: Grandmother’s Cloth is Out! (publication announcement with story notes)
- Award Eligibility 2015 (with review excerpts)
- This Award Season and Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds (with reader reactions)