2022 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2022 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials from 2021 between now and June 1, 2022. To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and Peter Dennis Pautz by June 1, 2022. “If… something is received on May 31 the judges may well have only one day to read it before their deliberations

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2021 World Fantasy Award Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2020 were announced during the World Fantasy Convention 2021, held November 4-7, 2021 at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec.

The Life Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Megan Lindholm and Howard Waldrop.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Trouble the Saints, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Tor)
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2021 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2020 has been announced. The awards will be presented during World Fantasy Convention 2021, to be held November 4-7, 2021 at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec.

The Life Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Megan Lindholm and Howard Waldrop .

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

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2021 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2021 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials from 2020 between now and June 1, 2021. To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and Peter Dennis Pautz by June 1, 2021. Per the official announcement, “If… something is received on May 31 the judges may well have only one day to read

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World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2019 were announced during the virtual World Fantasy 2020 (WFC) convention, held October 29 – November 1, 2020.

The Life Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Karen Joy Fowler and Rowena Morrill.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Queen of the Conquered, Kacen Callender (Orbit US)
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2020 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2019 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the virtual World Fantasy 2020 (WFC) convention, scheduled for October 29 – November 1, 2020.

The Life Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Karen Joy Fowler and Rowena Morrill.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

Best Novel

  • Queen of
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2020 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2020 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials between now and June 1, 2020. To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and Peter Dennis Pautz by June 1, 2020. Per the official announcement, “If… something is received on May 31 the judges may well have only one day to read it before

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2019 World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2018 have been announced. The awards were presented November 3, 2019 during World Fantasy 2019 (WFC) at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles CA.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Hayao Miyazaki and Jack Zipes.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Witchmark
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2019 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2018 has been announced. The awards will be presented November 3, 2019 during World Fantasy 2019 (WFC) to be held at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles CA.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Hayao Miyazaki and Jack Zipes.

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2019 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2019 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify. Only living authors and editors are eligible. All books must have a 2018 publication date, and all magazines a 2018 cover date.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials between now and June 1, 2019 (the earlier, the better). To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges

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2018 World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2017 were announced November 4, 2018 during the 2018 World Fantasy Convention (WFC), held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore MD.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Wollheim.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Best Novel (tie)

  • WINNER: The Changeling,
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2018 World Fantasy Award Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2017 has been announced. The awards will be presented November 4, 2018 during the 2018 World Fantasy Convention (WFC) to be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore MD.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Wollheim.

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2018 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify. Only living authors and editors are eligible. All books must have a 2017 publication date, and all magazines, a 2017 cover date.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials between now and June 1, 2018 (the earlier, the better). To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges

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2017 World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2016 were announced during the World Fantasy Convention, held November 2-5, 2017 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio TX. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Terry Brooks and Marina Warner.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Best Novel

  • WINNER: The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North
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2017 World Fantasy Award Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2016 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held November 2-5, 2017 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio TX.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Terry Brooks and Marina Warner.

The World Fantasy Awards Finalists are:

Best Novel

  • Borderline,
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New World Fantasy Awards Trophy

The World Fantasy Awards Administration and the Board of the World Fantasy Convention announced a new design for the World Fantasy Awards trophy after a year-long public competition. The winning design was created by artist Vincent Villafranca, and replaces the bust of Lovecraft trophy designed by Gahan Wilson.

In an announcement, the administrators said:

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2017 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify. Only living authors and editors are eligible. All books must have a 2016 publication date, and all magazines, a 2016 cover date.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials between now and June 1, 2017 (the earlier, the better). To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges

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2016 World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2015 were announced during the World Fantasy Convention, held October 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus OH. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Novels

  • The Chimes, Anna Smaill (Sceptre)
  • The Buried Giant,
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2016 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2015 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held October 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus OH. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

Novels

  • The Buried Giant
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World Fantasy Award Trophy Submissions Update

The World Fantasy Awards administration has updated their call for new trophy designs, which was originally announced in November 2015, adding compensation for the winning design: two complimentary memberships to World Fantasy Conventions for ten years; two banquet tickets for the 2016 World Fantasy Convention and complimentary space in the Columbus art room; and discounted art space for ten years after 2016.

They said:

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2016 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify; only living authors and editors are eligible; all books must have a 2015 publication date and all magazines a 2015 cover date.

To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and Peter Dennis Pautz by June 1, 2016:

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World Fantasy Award Trophy Submissions

The World Fantasy Awards administration is accepting submissions for a new trophy design. In an announcement they said,

The Administration has decided that it is time to change the trophy for the World Fantasy Awards. We appreciate Gahan Wilson’s design in use for more than four decades and his contributions to the World Fantasy Convention and the Awards.

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World Fantasy Awards Winners 2015

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2014 were announced at a ceremony held on November 8, 2015. The awards were presented in Saratoga Springs NY during the World Fantasy Convention, November 5-8, 2015.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Ramsey Campbell and Sheri S. Tepper, and were announced earlier this month.

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2015 World Fantasy Awards Ballot – Revised

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2014 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, November 5-8, 2015 in Saratoga Springs NY. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Ramsey Campbell and Sheri S. Tepper, and were announced earlier this month.

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World Fantasy Awards Art Submissions

Peter Dennis Pautz, president of the World Fantasy Awards Association, notes that the WF judges “are seeking materials to consider in the Artist category. As always, this seems to be the category with the fewest submissions from either publishers or artists.”

All forms of fantasy qualify;  this category like the others is for work published in 2014.

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World Fantasy Awards Winners 2014

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2013 were announced at a ceremony held on November 9, 2014. The awards were presented in Washington DC during the World Fantasy Convention, November 6-9, 2014.

The World Fantasy Award winners are:

Life Achievement:

  • Ellen Datlow
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Novel:

  • A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
  • Dust Devil on a Quiet Street, Richard Bowes (Lethe)
  • A Natural
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World Fantasy Awards Ballot

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2013 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, November 6-9, 2014 in Washington DC.  The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Ellen Datlow and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and were announced earlier this month.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

Novel:

  • Dust Devil
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World Fantasy Awards Winners 2013

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2012 were announced at a ceremony held on November 3, 2013. The awards were presented in Brighton, UK during the World Fantasy Convention, October 31-November 3, 2013.

The World Fantasy Award winners are:

Life Achievement:

  • Susan Cooper
  • Tanith Lee

Novel:

  • Alif the UnseenG. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)
  • The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Some
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World Fantasy Awards Ballot

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2012 has been announced. The awards will be presented in Brighton, UK during the World Fantasy Convention, October 31-November 3, 2013.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

Life Achievement:

  • Susan Cooper
  • Tanith Lee

Novel:

  • The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Doubleday)
  • The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R.
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World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners were announced at this year’s World Fantasy Convention, held November 1-4, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Lifetime Achievement winners are announced in advance of the event).

The winners are:

Novel:

  • Osama, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
  • Those Across the River, Christopher Buehlman (Ace)
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton as 11.22.63)
  • A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam; Harper
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World Fantasy Awards Ballot

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works in 2011 has been announced. The awards will be presented in Toronto, Canada during the World Fantasy Convention, November 1-4, 2012. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go this year to Alan Garner and George R.R. Martin, and were announced earlier this month.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

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World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works in 2009 were announced at an awards banquet on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 1 p.m.

Novel

  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey)
  • Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr)
  • The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
  • Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland)
  • In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK/Del Rey)

Novella

  • “Sea-Hearts”, Margo Lanagan
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