In an odd twist, although I was paid for an 8000-word novelette, the Hugo Administrators have chosen to place the story into the Short Story category. So I'll be competing in that category with Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, David D. Levine, and Mike Resnick.
More information can be found here: http://www.noreascon.org/hugos/nominees.html
Thanks to any and all who found the story worthy of nomination. I'll be sending out a newsletter soon with a more official announcment and an announcement of the publication of "Time Ablaze," a novella and the cover story of the June 2004 Analog.