2018 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe 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 and Peter Dennis Pautz by June 1, 2018. Per the official announcement, “If…  something is received on May 31 the judges may well have only one day to read it before their deliberations conclude. Anything received after June 1 will receive little or no consideration.”

The judges are:

*David Anthony Durham
4069 Kings Row
Reno NV 89503

**§Christopher Golden
14 Orchard Hill Road
Bradford MA 01835

**Juliet E. McKenna
19 Eton Close
Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 3GA
United Kingdom

Charles Vess
Green Man Press
152 East Main Street 1-E
Abingdon  VA  24210

**Kaaron Warren
7 Berry Street
Downer ACT 2602

Judging is often easier with hard copies, but those judges marked with * can accept PDFs; ** can accept mob; § can accept EPUB. Packages should be labeled “Promotional materials — not for sale or resale — no commercial value — World Fantasy Awards materials.” A copy should also go to:

Peter Dennis Pautz, President
World Fantasy Awards Association
8050 Mukilteo Speedway, #43
Mukilteo WA 98275-0043

All forms of fantasy are eligible, e.g. high, epic, dark, contemporary, literary. Categories: Life Achievement; Best Novel; Best Novella (10,001 to 40,000 words); Best Short Story; Best Anthology; Best Collection; Best Artist; Special Award—Professional; Special Award—NonProfessional. Please note that the nominees in the Life Achievement category will not be released, though the winners will be announced well before the awards banquet. All questions pertaining to the convention should be directed to the convention chair.

The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention, November 1-4, 2018, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St, Baltimore MD 21202, USA; 210-354-2800. See the World Fantasy 2018 site or the World Fantasy convention home page for more.

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