2023 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2023 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled.

The judges will read and consider eligible materials from 2022 between now and June 1, 2023. To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and Peter Dennis Pautz by June 1, 2023. “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:

Dale Bailey
2490 27th Avenue Circle NE
Hickory NC 28601
Prefers HC, then PDF, ePUB, MOBI

Mary Anne Mohanraj
332 Wisconsin Ave
Oak Park IL 60302
Prefers ePUB, PDF, then HC

Ginny Smith
PO Box 4563
Frankfort KY 40604-4563
Prefers ePUB, PDF, then HC

Ian Whates
41 Wheatsheaf Road
Alconbury Weston
Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 4LF
Prefers HC, MOBI, PDF, ePUB

A.C. Wise
PO Box 663
Downingtown PA 19335
Prefers HC, PDF, ePUB, MOBI

Judges’ order of preference regarding formats 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 2022 publication date, and all magazines a 2022 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, October 26-29, 2023 at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City MO. See the World Fantasy 2023 site for more information.

**Update: Mary Anne Mohanraj is no longer serving as a judge. See our update post for more information.**

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