Someone on the Internet is right
Futurismic is crowdsourcing its editorial nominations for the Phoenix Pick Award, a new prize for short science fiction published online. This year’s award covers the period between July 2009 and June 2010, which means that “Miguel and the Viatura”–along with ten other stories from Futurismic–is eligible. If you’d like to vote for (or, hey, against) “Miguel,” the link is here. If you haven’t read the eligible work yet, here’s a great excuse.
On a related note, Instapaper–a website that strips other sites down to bare bones and makes them super-readable on portable devices–is just about the coolest thing ever. It’s been around for a while now, and it always seemed a little silly and superficial to me, until I started using it to organize online fiction for reading on the go. Very useful, highly recommended, and probably the most pleasant way I’ve found to read fiction published on the web.