2019 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2019 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

Best Novella

Best Short Story

  • “Down Where Sound Comes Blunt”, G.V. Anderson (F&SF 3-4/18)
  • “Telling Stories”, Ruth E.J. Booth (The Dark 12/18)
  • “Her Blood the Apples, Her Bones the Trees”, Georgina Bruce (The Silent Garden)
  • “In the Gallery of Silent Screams”, Carole Johnstone & Chris Kelso (Black Static 9-10/18)
  • “A Son of the Sea”, Priya Sharma (All the Fabulous Beasts)
  • “Thumbsucker”, Robert Shearman (New Fears 2)

Best Collection

Best Anthology

Best Independent Press

  • Fox Spirit
  • Luna
  • NewCon
  • Unsung Stories

Best Non-Fiction

Best Magazine / Periodical

  • Black Static
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror
  • Interzone
  • Shoreline of Infinity
  • Uncanny

Best Artist

  • Vince Haig
  • David Rix
  • Daniele Serra
  • Sophie E Tallis

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

Best Audio

  • Bedtime Stories for the End of the World Podcast
  • Breaking the Glass Slipper Podcast
  • Blood on Satan’s Claw, Mark Morris (Bafflegab)
  • PodCastle
  • PsuedoPod

Best Film / Television Production

  • Annihilation
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • The Haunting of Hill House
  • Inside No. 9, series 4
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)

Winners will be chosen by jury, except for the special award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award), which is chosen by the BFS committee. Winners will be announced October 20, 2019 during FantasyCon 2019 at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland.


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