2022 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2021 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the 2022 World Fantasy Convention, scheduled for November 3-6, 2022 at the Hyatt
Regency New Orleans, in Louisiana.

The Life Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Samuel R. Delany and Terri Windling. The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

Best Novel

Best Novella

Best Short Fiction

  • “The Failing Name”, Eugen Bacon & Seb Doubinsky
    (Fantasy 8/21)
  • “The Demon Sage’s Daughter”, Varsha Dinesh
    (Strange Horizons 2/8/218)
  • “If the Martians Have Magic”, P. Djèlí Clark (Uncanny 9-10/21)
  • “#Spring Love, #Pichal Pairi”, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com 3/3/21)
  • “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/21)
  • “(emet)”, Lauren Ring (F&SF 7-8/21)

Best Anthology

Best Collection

Best Artist

  • Brom
  • Odera Igbokwe
  • Tran Nguyen
  • Aleksandra Skiba
  • Charles Vess

Special Award – Professional

  • Charlie Jane Anders, for Never Say You Can’t Survive (Tordotcom)
  • Cam Collins & Steve Shell, for Old Gods of Appalachia (podcast)
  • Irene Gallo, for Tor.com
  • Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, for Monstress Volume Six: The Vow (Image Comics)
  • William K. Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Sheree Renée Thomas, for editing F&SF

Special Award – Non-Professional

  • Gautam Bhatia & Vanessa Rose Phin, for Strange Horizons
  • Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, for Hellebore
  • Michael Kelly, for Undertow Publications
  • Tonia Ransom, for Nightlight: A Horror Fiction Podcast
  • Arley Sorg & Christie Yant, for Fantasy
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny

This year’s judges are C. S. E. Cooney, Julie Crisp, C.C. Finlay, Richard Kadrey, and Misha Stone. For more information, see the WFC website.

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One thought on “2022 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

  • July 21, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Wow, I just “Woke up” and saw this list. So tittilating!!


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