2021 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2021 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials from 2020 between now and June 1, 2021. To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and Peter Dennis Pautz by June 1, 2021. 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:

Tobias Buckell
312 West Elm Street
Bluffton, OH
Prefers PDF, then hard copy

Siobhan Carroll
1011 Kirk Avenue
Wilmington DE
Prefers hard copy, then PDF

Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Suite 345 PO Box
Shoreham VIC 3916
Prefers hard copy and EPUB, then hard copy and PDF

Brian Evenson
26033 Moreno Drive
Valencia, CA 91355
Prefers hard copy, then PDF and MOBI

Patrick Swenson
21528 104th Street Ct E.
Bonney Lake WA
Prefers hard copy greatly, then MOBI or EPUB if necessary

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 2020 publication date, and all magazines a 2020 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 length, for the judges’ benefit.

The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention, November 4 – November 7, 2021 at the Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal in Québec, Canada. See the World Fantasy 2021 site or the World Fantasy convention home page for more.

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One thought on “2021 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

  • March 25, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Hi folks–the street address for Cecilia Dart-Thornton here looks to be incomplete? Perhaps you are already aware and this is what the [sic] by “Australia” is meant to indicate, but I mention it just in case.


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