Last year I tried to collate people and groups publicising nominations for the Dragon Awards (e.g. https://camestrosfelapton.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/time-for-those-dragon-projections/ ). I intend to do the same thing again this year. The purpose is so that when nominations are released, it’s possible to see the impact of campaigns and self-promotion for the Dragons – mainly for curiosity value but also to see how the awards function.
I’m already collating links. Jon Del Arroz’s “Happy Frogs” published a slate back in May and Declan Finn listed some possibilities back in March. I’m also collecting links to posts by individual authors (for example). If people see relevant links, particularly in less obvious groupings or ecosystems, can you drop a link in the comments?
I’ve not seen anything from last years surprise Red Panda Faction but also currently Vox Day hasn’t posted a slate. The past two years have also seen works nominated around different groups such as Inkshares last year. Overall, my general impression is a decline in interest. It’s possible that last year’s winners having many trad-published works have reduced interest in individual authors hoping to get a nomination.