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

Best Novella

Best Short Fiction

  • “For He Can Creep”, Siobhan Carroll (Tor.com 7/10/19)
  • “Read After Burning”, Maria Dahvana Headley (A People’s Future of the United States)
  • “The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye”, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 7-8/19)
  • “Blood Is Another Word for Hunger”, Rivers Solomon (Tor.com 7/24/19)
  • “Postlude to the Afternoon of a Faun”, Jerome Stueart (F&SF 3-4/19)
  • “Everyone Knows That They’re Dead. Do You?”, Genevieve Valentine (The Outcast Hours)

Best Anthology

Best Collection

Best Artist

  • Tommy Arnold
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Wendy Froud
  • Kathleen Jennings

Special Award – Professional

Special Award – Non-Professional

  • Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Laura E. Goodin & Esko Suoranta, for Fafnir Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research
  • Michael Kelly, for Undertow Publications and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction series
  • Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe, for The Coode Street Podcast
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
  • Terri Windling, for Myth & Moor

This year’s judges are Gwenda Bond, Galen Dara, Michael Kelly, Victor LaValle, and Adam Roberts. For more information, see the WFC website.


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