2022 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2022 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials from 2021 between now and June 1, 2022. To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and Peter Dennis Pautz by June 1, 2022. “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:

C.S.E Cooney
This judge requests their mailing address be kept confidential. If you wish to submit work, please contact her email and request mailing instructions directly; csecooney@gmail.com.

Prefers hard copy, then MOBI

Julie Crisp
This judge requests their mailing address be kept confidential. If you wish to submit work, please contact her email and request mailing instructions directly;
Prefers PDF, then MSWord, then hard copy

C.C. Finlay
PO Box 895
Tiffin, OH  44883-0895
Prefers hard copy, then MOBI, EPUB, PDF (in order)

Richard Kadrey
5604 Southwest Parkway, #1213
Austin, TX  78735
Prefers hard copy, then PDF

Misha Stone
The Seattle Public Library
Attn: Misha Stone
1000 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Prefers hard copy, then 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 2021 publication date, and all magazines a 2021 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 3 – November 5, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans LA. See the World Fantasy 2022 site for more.

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