World Fantasy Judges Announced

The judges for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2017, have been announced. Works should be sent to them prior to June 1, the earlier the better. The judges are David Anthony Durham, Christopher Golden, Juliet E. McKenna, Charles Vess, and Kaaron Warren. All the judges prefer hardcopy, although Durham will accept pdfs and Golden, McKenna, and Warren will accept .mobi formatted books. Copies should also be sent to Administrator Peter Dennis Pautz. The awards will be presented at this year’s World Fantasy Con in Baltimore, MD the weekend of November 1-4.

World Fantasy Award Winners

The World Fantasy Awards were presented on November 5 at World Fantasy Con in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s winners are listed below.

  • Novel: The Sudden Appearance of Hope, by Claire North
  • Long Fiction: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson
  • Short Fiction: “Das Steingeschöpf,” by G. V. Anderson
  • Anthology: Dreaming in the Dark, edited by Jack Dann
  • Collection: A Natural History of Hell, by Jeffrey Ford
  • Artist: Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Special Award, Professional: Michael Levy and Farah Mendelsohn for Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction
  • Special Award, non-Professional: Neile Graham, for fostering excellence in the genre through her role as Workshop Director, Clarion West.
  • Lifetime Achievement (previously announced): Terry Brooks and Marina Warner

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World Fantasy Nominations

The ballot for this year’s World Fantasy Award has been announced. The winners will be announced at a banquet at the World Fantasy Con held in San Antonio, TX the weekend of November 2-5, 2017.

Novel

  • Borderline, by Mishell Baker
  • Roadsouls, by Betsy James
  • The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope, by Claire North
  • Lovecraft Country, by Matt Ruff

Long Fiction

  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson
  • Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle
  • “Every Heart a Doorway,” by Seanan McGuire
  • “Bloodybones,” by Paul F. Olson
  • “A Taste of Honey,” by Kai Ashante Wilson

Short Fiction

  • “Das Steingeschöpf,” by G. V. Anderson
  • “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies,” by Broke Bolander
  • “Season of Glass and Iron,” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Little Widow,” by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • “The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me,” by Rachael K. Jones

Anthology

  • Clockwork Phoenix 5,, edited by Mike Allen
  • Dreaming in the Dark, edited by Jack Dann
  • Children of Lovecraft, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Karen Joy Fowler and John Joseph Adams
  • The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe

Collection

  • Sharp Ends, by Joe Abercrombie
  • On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories, by Tina Connolly
  • A Natural History of Hell, by Jeffrey Ford
  • Vaculi Magia, by L. S. Johnson
  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, by Ken Liu

Artist

  • Greg Bridges
  • Julie Dillon
  • Paul Lewin
  • Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Victo Ngai

Special Award, Professional

  • L. Timmel Duchamp for Aqueduct Press
  • C. C. Finlay for editing F&SF
  • Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn for Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction
  • Kelly Link, for contributions to the genre
  • Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre

Special Award, Nonprofessional

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Neile Graham, for her work as Workshop Director of Clarion West
  • John O’Neill, for Black Gate
  • Malcoln R. Phifer and Michael C. Phifer, for The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume Two: Gods & Goddesses
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
  • Brian White for Fireside Fiction Company

Lifetime Achievement

  • Terry Brooks
  • Marina Warner

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World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards were presented on October 30 at World Fantasy Con in Columbus, OH. This year’s judges included Laird Barron, Rani Graff, Elaine Isaak, Kay Kenyon, and Konrad Walewski.

  • Novel: The Chimes, by Anna Smaill
  • Novella: The Unlicensed Magician, by Kelly Barnhill
  • Short Fiction: “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” by Alyssa Wong
  • Anthology: She Walks in Shadows, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles
  • Collection: Bone Swans, by C.S.E. Cooney
  • Artist: Galen Dara
  • Special Award – Professional: Stephen Jones, for The Art of Horror
  • Special Award – Nonprofessional: John O’Neill, for Black Gate
  • Life Achievement Winners: David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski.

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World Fantasy Award Nominations

The ballot for this year’s World Fantasy Award has been announced. The winners will be announced at a banquet at the World Fantasy Con held in Columbus, OH the weekend of October 27-30, 2016.

Novel

  • The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin
  • Uprooted, by Naomi Novik
  • Savages, by K.J. Parker
  • The Chimes, by Anna Smaill
  • A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay

Long Fiction

  • The Unlicensed Magician, by Kelly Barnhill
  • “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn,” by Usman T. Malik
  • “Guignol” by Kim Newman
  • “Waters of Versailles” by Kelly Robson
  • “Farewell Blues,” by Bud Webster

Short Fiction

  • “The Neurastheniac” by Selena Chambers
  • “Pockets” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” by Sam J. Miller
  • “The Deepwater Bride” by Tamsyn Muir
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong

Anthology

  • The Doll Collection,, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • Black Wings IV, edited by S.T. Joshi
  • She Walks in Shadows, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles
  • Cassilda’s Song, edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
  • Aickman’s Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas

Collection

  • Bone Swans, by C.S.E. Cooney
  • Leena Krohn: Collected Fiction, by Leena Krohn
  • Skein and Bone, by V.H. Leslie
  • Get in Trouble, by Kelly Link
  • Reality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow, by James Morrow
  • You Have Never Been Here, by Mary Rickert

Artist

  • Richard Anderson
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Kathleen Jennings
  • Thomas S. Kuebler

Special Award, Professional

  • Neil Gaiman, Dave Stewart, & J.H. Williams III, for The Sandman: Overture
  • Stephen Jones, for The Art of Horror
  • Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, & Maria Simons, for The Wheel of Time Companion
  • Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre
  • Heather J. Wood, for Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary

Special Award, Nonprofessional

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Jedediah Berry & Eben Kling, for The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards
  • John O’Neill, for Black Gate
  • Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein, for Letters to Tiptree
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
  • Helen Young, for Tales After Tolkien Society

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World Fantasy Judges

The judges for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2015, have been announced. Works should be sent to them prior to June 1, the earlier the better. The judges are Laird Barron, Rani Graff, Elaine Isaak, Kay Kenyon, and Konrad Walewski. Copies should also be sent to Administrator Peter Dennis Pautz. The awards will be presented at this year’s World Fantasy Con in Columbus, OH the weekend of October 27-30.

WFC Names Guests of Honor

The 2016 World Fantasy Convention has announced that Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, and L. E. Modesitt, Jr. will be their Guests of Honor. At the same time, the convention released its harassment policy, based on the policy used by the 2014 World Fantasy Con in Washington, as well as its accessibility policy. Both policies were released a day after a rate increase and after many on-line complaints.
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Joshi Returns Awards

In response to the announcement that the World Fantasy Award would be retiring the bust of H.P. Lovecraft that it has been using, scholar and World Fantasy Award winner S. T. Joshi has announced that he will be returning his two awards, declining any future nominations, and refusing to attend any future World Fantasy Conventions. Joshi won the World Fantasy Award in the Special-Professional category in 2005 for scholarship and the Special-Non-Professional category in 2013 for Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction, Volumes 1 & 2. He has been nominated three additional times.

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World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards were presented on November 8 at World Fantasy Con in Saratoga Springs, NY. This year’s judges included Gemma Files, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Bénédicte Lombardo, Bruce McAllister, and Robert Shearman. At the ceremony, David Hartwell announced the decision to discontinue the Gahan Wilson designed bust of H. P. Lovecraft in future years.

  • Novel: The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
  • Novella: We Are All Completely Fine, by Daryl Gregory
  • Short Fiction: Do You Like to Look at Monsters?, by Scott Nicolay
  • Anthology: Monstrous Affections, edited by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant
  • Collection (tie): Gifts for the One Who Comes After, by Helen Marshall; The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, by Angela Slatter
  • Artist: Samuel Araya
  • Special Award – Professional: Sandra Kasturi & Brett Alexander Savory, for ChiZine Publications
  • Special Award – Nonprofessional: Ray B. Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
  • Life Achievement Winners: Ramsey Campbell, Sheri S. Tepper

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World Fantasy Nomination Revision

A review of word counts has resulted in Kai Ashante Wilson’s “The Devil in America” being reclassified as a novella and added to that category. No nominees were dropped. In addition, Ursula Vernon’s “Jackalope Wives” has been added to the short fiction category in its place. The revised categories appear below.

Novella:

  • We Are All Completely Fine, by Daryl Gregory
  • “Where the Trains Turn,” by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
  • “Hollywood North,” by Michael Libling
  • “The Mothers of Voorhisville,” by Mary Rickert
  • “Grand Jeté (The Great Leap),” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “The Devil in America,” by Kai Ashante Wilson

Short Fiction:

  • “I Can See Right Through You,” by Kelly Link
  • Do You Like to Look at Monsters?, by Scott Nicolay
  • “Death’s Door Café,” by Kaaron Warren
  • “Jackalope Wives,” by Ursula Vernon
  • “The Fisher Queen,” by Alyssa Wong

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