2018 World Fantasy Awards Winners

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe 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)

Best Novella

Best Short Story

  • WINNER: “The Birding: A Fairy Tale”, Natalia Theodoridou (Strange Horizons 12/18/17)
  • “Old Souls”, Fonda Lee (Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy)
  • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM“, Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex 8/17)
  • “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand”, Fran Wilde (Uncanny 9-10/17)
  • “Carnival Nine”, Caroline M. Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/11/17)

Best Anthology

Best Collection

Best Artist

  • WINNER: Gregory Manchess
  • Victo Ngai
  • Omar Rayyan
  • Rima Staines
  • Fiona Staples

Special Award, Professional

  • WINNER: Harry Brockway, Patrick McGrath, and Danel Olson, for Writing Madness (Centipede)
  • C.C. Finlay, for F&SF editing
  • Irene Gallo, for art direction at Tor Books and Tor.com
  • Greg Ketter, for DreamHaven Books
  • Leslie Klinger, for The New Annotated Frankenstein (Liveright)

Special Award, Non-Professional

  • WINNER: Justina Ireland & Troy L. Wiggins, for FIYAH
  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali & Jen R Albert, for PodCastle
  • Ray B. Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny

This year’s judges were David Anthony Durham, Christopher Golden, Juliet E. McKenna, Charles Vess, and Kaaron Warren. For more information, see the WFC website.

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