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The British Fantasy Award Nominees
The British Fantasy Society via the British Fantasy Newsletter and its sister journal, Dark Horizons, have served as a bastion for fantasy and horror fandom in the UK. In 1975, the BFS held its first convention, Fantasycon, and before that started the British Fantasy Award, a suggestion from president Ramsey Campbell. The society continues to publish a remarkable series of publications including numbered chapbooks by William Hope Hodgson, Michael Moorcock, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Tremayne, August Derleth and M.R. James. Magzines include Winter Chills, now named Chills, and Mystique, Tales Of Wonder. Both these magazines are independent publications but linked to the BFS. Paperback titles include Clive Barker, Mythmaker for The Millennium written by Suzanne J. Barbieri and Annabel Says, a modern ghost story by Simon Clark and Stephen Laws.

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Listed here are the nominations for all categories but that for nominees for the British Fantasy Special Award (The Karl Edward Wagner Award) They are not announced in advance. The Awards will be announced at Fantasycon in Birmingham, England on September 8-10, 2000.

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)
The Amber Citadel -- Freda Warrington (Earthlight)
Indigo -- Graham Joyce (Michael Joseph)
The Marriage of Sticks -- Jonathon Carroll (Gollancz)
Shelter -- Chaz Brenchley (Hodder & Stoughton)
World's End -- Mark Chadbourn (Gollancz)

Best Short Fiction
"The Entertainment" -- Ramsey Campbell (999)
"The Hand That Feeds" -- Peter Crowther & James Lovegrove (Enigmatic Variations)
"Leningrad Nights" -- Graham Joyce (PS Publishing)
"Where the Town Goes at Night" -- Tanith Lee (Interzone #147)
"White" -- Tim Lebbon (MOT Press)

Best Artist
Lisa Busby
Les Edwards
Gerald Gaubert
Josh Kirby
Iain Maynard

Best Anthology
999 -- ed. Al Sarrantonio (Avon)
The Last Continent -- ed. John Pelan (Shadowlands Press)
Best New Horror 10 -- ed. Stephen Jones (Robinson)
White of the Moon -- ed. Stephen Jones (Pumpkin)
Year's Best Fantasy & Horror -- ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (St Martin's Press)

Best Collection
The Collected Strange Tales -- Robert Aikman (Tartarus/Durtro)
Hearts in Atlantis -- Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
Lonesome Roads -- Peter Crowther (Razorblade Press)
Moonlight & Vines -- Charles de Lint (TOR)
What You Make It -- Michael Marshall Smith (Harper Collins)

Best Small Press
Enigmatic Press
Razorblade Press
The 3rd Alternative

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