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 their deliberations conclude. Anything received after June 1 will receive little or no consideration.”

The judges are:

Gwenda Bond
439 North Upper Street
Lexington KY 40508
Prefers hard copy, MOBI

Galen Dara
2540 E 20th St
Tucson AZ 85716
Prefers hard copy, PDF

Michael Kelly
1905 Faylee Crescent
Pickering ON L1V 2T3
Prefers hard copy, PDF, EPUB, MOBI

Victor LaValle
804 West 180th St. #62
New York NY 10033
Prefers hard copy, PDF

Adam Roberts
4 Ancaster Drive
Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8TR
Prefers hard copy, PDF

Judges’ order of preference is listed above. 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
3519 Glen Avenue
Palmer PA 18045-5812

Only living authors and editors are eligible. All books must have a 2019 publication date, and all magazines a 2019 cover date. 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—Non-Professional. A word count should be included for works shorter than novel lengths, for the judges’ benefit.

The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention, October 29 – November 1, 2020 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City UT. See the World Fantasy 2020 site or the World Fantasy convention home page for more.

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