I only have one piece I am hoping readers read this year, and that is THE STARDRAKE EFFECT. It is a slice of life drama with spaceships, service animals, and queer characters. Two of the biggest themes it touches upon are ableism and finding yourself. Here is the official blurb:
THE STARDRAKE EFFECT clocks in at just under 60,000 words which should put it in the “novel” category for most awards. If you are a SFWA member, and would like a review copy for review/reading purposes, just reach out to me and I can send you one.