2022 Splatterpunk Awards Winners

Winners for the Splatterpunk Awards, “honoring superior achievement for works published in 2021 in the sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror,” were will be presented at the 2022 KillerCon, held August 12-14, 2022 in Austin TX. Awards co-founder Brian Keene posted the winners to Twitter.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: The Night Stockers, Kristopher Triana & Ryan Harding (The Evil Cookie) 
  • Don’t Go To Wheelchair Camp, David Irons (Severed)
  • Trench
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2022 Aurora Awards Winners

The 2022 Aurora Awards winners for works by Canadians have been announced.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Jade Legacy, Fonda Lee (Orbit US) 
  • RED X, David Demchuk (Strange Light; Penguin Random House)
  • The Quantum War, Derek Künsken (Solaris)
  • A Broken Darkness, Premee Mohamed (Solaris)
  • Soulstar, C.L. Polk (Tordotcom)

Best YA Novel

  • WINNER: Walking in Two Worlds, Wab Kinew (Penguin Teen) 
  • The Serpent’s Fury, Kelley Armstrong
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2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Winners

Winners for the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ).

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Butcherbird, Cassie Hart (Huia) 
  • Gateway to Dark Stars, Kate Haley (self-published)
  • Silent Sorrow, Russell Kirkpatrick (IFWG)
  • The King of Faerie, A.J. Lancaster (Camberion)
  • A Force of Nature, Janna Ruth (self-published)
  • Foxhunt, Rem Wigmore (Queen of Swords)

Best Youth Novel

  • WINNER: 
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People & Publishing Roundup, August 2022


RUDY RUCKER sold his liter­ary archive to the Special Collec­tions of the UCR Library at UC Riverside. “The Rudy Rucker Ar­chive includes marked-up drafts of forty books, story drafts, letters, videos, audio, scientific papers, rare ’zines, and email.” Henry Wessells of James Cummins Bookseller ne­gotiated the deal with Cherry Wil­liams and Andrew Lippert of UCR.


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2022 Dragon Awards Ballot

Dragon Con has announced the ballot for the 2022 Dragon Awards.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Leviathan Falls, James S.A. Corey (Orbit)
  • Goliath: A Novel, Tochi Onyebuchi (Tordotcom)
  • You Sexy Thing, Cat Rambo (Tor)
  • The Kaiju Preservation Society, John Scalzi (Tor)
  • Shards of Earth, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Orbit)

Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)

  • Age of Ash, Daniel Abraham (Orbit)
  • Light from Uncommon Stars, Ryka Aoki
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2022 Munsey Award Winner

PulpFest has announced the winner for the 2022 Munsey Award, given “to an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community.”

  • WINNER: Rick Lai
  • Airship 27 Productions
  • John Betancourt
  • Richard Bleiler
  • Gene Christie
  • Henry G. Franke III
  • Chris Kalb
  • William Patrick Maynard
  • Gary Phillips
  • Sheila Vanderbeek
  • Howard Wright
  • Dan Zimmer

Nominees were selected by the general pulp community, with the winner selected by a vote of past Lamont,

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2022 WSFA Small Press Award Finalists

Finalists for the 2022 Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Small Press Award for Short Fiction have been announced:

  • “Space Pirate Queen of the Ten Billion Utopias”, Elly Bangs (Lightspeed 11/21)
  • “Eight Mile and the City”, Steven Harper (When Worlds Collide)
  • “Standing Orders”, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Derelicts)
  • “The Birdsong Fossil”, DK Mok (Multispecies Cities: Solarpunk Urban Futures)
  • “Laughter Among the Trees”, Suzan Palumbo
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Inaugural Trigon Awards

The first Trigon Awards were announced by Spiral Tower Press, honoring “the past, present, and future of science fiction, fantasy, and horror” in three categories.

Literary Achievement: David C. Smith for sword-and-sorcery writing.

Scholarly Achievement: Bobby Derie for Lovecraft scholarship.

Special Achievement: The Cromcast, a podcast about Robert E. Howard.

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2022 PEN Translates Winners

The twenty-one winning titles for the PEN Translates awards have been announced, including the following titles and authors of genre interest:

  • The Clock and the Guest, Hassan Blasim, translated by Jonathan Wright(Comma)
  • The Heart Sutra, Yan Lianke, translated by Carlos Rojas (Chatto & Windus)
  • You, Bleeding Childhood, Michele Mari, translated by Brian Robert Moore (And Other Stories)
  • Egypt + 100: Stories from a Century After the Revolution
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LOHF Writers Grant

Horror Spotlight, formerly known as The Ladies of Horror Fiction (LOHF), is open to applications for their fourth annual LOHF Writers Grant. “This will be the last year the grant will be a ‘Ladies of Horror Fiction’ grant.” Fourteen awards of $100 each are available “to all women and non-binary femmes who have reasonably demonstrated a commitment to writing in the horror genre.” Applications are open until 11:59 CST, August ...Read More

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2022 Diverse Book Awards Longlist

The 2022 longlist for the Diverse Book Awards has been announced. The awards were created “to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK & Ireland during 2021, both traditionally and self-published.” Titles and authors of interest follow.

Best Adult

  • Black Water Sister, Zen Cho (Pan Macmillan)
  • This One Sky Day, Leone Ross (Faber)

Best Young Adult

  • Skin of The Sea, Natasha Bowen (PRH
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2022 Mythopoeic Awards Winners

The Mythopoeic Society announced the 2022 Mythopoeic Awards Winners during Mythcon 52, held July 29th through August 1st 2022, in Albuquerque, NM.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • WINNER: Or What You Will, Jo Walton (Tor) 
  • The Witness for the Dead, Katherine Addison (Tor)
  • Light from Uncommon Stars, Ryka Aoki (Tor)
  • A Master of Djinn, P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)
  • Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
  • Terciel and
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2022 Glass Bell Award Shortlist

Sistersong by Lucy Holland (Macmillan; Redhook) and Ariadne by Jennifer Saint (Headline; Flatiron) are on the six-title shortlist for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award.

The award was established in 2017 by independent bookstore Goldsboro Books for novels with “with brilliant characterisation and a distinct voice that is confidently written and assuredly realised.” The winning title will be announced September 8, 2022 and the author will receive £2,000 as well ...Read More

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2022 Mike Resnick Memorial Award Finalists

Finalists for the second annual Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction have been announced:

  • “It Matches the Color of Your Eye”, Matt Broomfield
  • “Parallels”, Akshayarka Alammyan Deka
  • “What Would You Pay for a Second Chance?”, Chris Kulp
  • “Seedpod”, Ellen Parent
  • “On the Left”, Sandra Sigienski

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Le Guin Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The Ursula K. Le Guin Literary Trust has announced the shortlist for the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction, an inaugural $25,000 cash prize given to “a single book-length work of imaginative fiction.”

The shortlist is as follows:

  • A Snake Falls to Earth, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
  • The House of Rust, Khadija Abdalla Bajaber (Graywolf)
  • Appleseed, Matt Bell (Custom)
  • Summer in the City of Roses
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2022 Wellman Award Winner

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation (NCSFF) has announced the winner for the 2022 Manly Wade Wellman Award. The award recognizes “outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors.”

  • WINNER: The Actual Star, Monica Byrne (Harper Voyager) 
  • A Song with Teeth, T. Frohock (Harper Voyager)
  • Sounding Dark, Jo Graham (Candlemark & Gleam)
  • Blind Tiger, Jordan L. Hawk (Widdershins)
  • Bacchanal, Veronica Henry
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2022 Prix Utopiales Jeunesse Finalists

Finalists for the 2022 Prix Utopiales Jeunesse for Best French SF for Young Adults have been announced.

Prix Utopiales Jeunesse

  • LX18, Kamel Benaouda (Gallimard Jeunesse)
  • Sable bleu, Yves Grevet (Syros)
  • Le jardin des chimères, Johan Heliot (ScriNéo)
  • Le troisième exode, Daniel Mat (ScriNéo)
  • L’île, Vincent Villeminot (PKJ)

The prize will be presented at Les Utopiales, Festival International De Science-Fiction hosted October 22 – November 1, 2022.

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2022 Tähtifantasia Award Winner

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, translated by Helene Bützow (WSOY), won the 2022 Tähtifantasia Award, presented by the Helsinki Science Fiction Society for the best Finnish fantasy book published in the previous year. The 2022 jurors were Jukka Halme, Aleksi Kuutio, Osmo Määttä, and Niina Tolonen.

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2022 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) has announced the shortlist for the 2022 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Black Coast, Mike Brooks (Orbit)
  • The Unbroken, C.L. Clark (Orbit)
  • Sistersong, Lucy Holland (Tor)
  • She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor)
  • The Jasmine Throne, Tasha Suri (Orbit)
  • This is Our Undoing, Lorraine Wilson (Luna)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth

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2022 Eisner Awards

The 2022 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced at Comic-Con@Home online on July 23, 2022. Winners of SF/F interest include:

Best Short Story

  • “Funeral in Foam,” Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier (You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife)

Best Single Issue

  • Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez (DC)

Best Continuing Series (TIE)

  • Something Is Killing the Children, James Tynion IV
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2022 Scribe Award Winners

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW) announced the winners of the 2022 Scribe Awards, honoring excellence in licensed tie-in writing. Winners of genre interest follow.

Original Novel — Speculative

  • WINNER: Star Trek Picard: Rogue Elements, John Jackson Miller (Pocket/Star Trek)
  • Rebels of Vanaheim, Richard Lee Byers (Aconyte)
  • To Chart the Clouds, Evan Harker (Aconyte)
  • Witches Unleashed, Carrie Harris (Aconyte)
  • Oblivion’s Gate, David Mack
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2022 Booker Prize Longlist

The 13-title longlist for the 2022 Booker Prize has been announced, including several titles and authors of genre interest:

  • Glory, NoViolet Bulawayo (Viking; Chatto & Windus)
  • The Trees, Percival Everett (Graywolf Press; Influx)
  • Booth, Karen Joy Fowler (Putnam; Serpent’s Tail)
  • Treacle Walker, Alan Garner (4th Estate)
  • The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, Shehan Karunatilaka (Sort Of)

The £50,000 prize is “open to works by writers

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2022 Waterstones Fiction Prize Shortlist

Shortlisted titles for the 2022 Waterstones  Fiction Prize have been announced. Titles of genre interest include How High We Go in the Dark, Suquoia Nagamatsu (Bloomsbury; William Morrow) and Vagabonds!, Eloghosa Osunde (HarperCollins; Riverhead).

The winner of the debut prize receives £5,000. The award is “open to all debut fiction, including genre fiction such as crime, sci-fi and fantasy as well as fiction in translation.” The winner will ...Read More

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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:

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2022 Premios Kelvin Winners

Winners of the 2022 Premios Kelvin 505 Awards, presented by the Celsius 232 festival and honoring the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels published in Spain.

Mejor Novela Original (Best Original Novel)

  • WINNER: La señora Potter no es exactamente Santa Claus, Laura Fernández (Random House)
  • Dientes Rojos, Jesús Cañadas (Obscura)
  • Membrana, Jorge Carrión (Galaxia Gutenberg)
  • El Morador, Daria Piertrzak (Dilatando Mentes)

Mejor Novela Juvenil

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2022 Amazon Literary Partnership Grant Recipients

The Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded 74 grants totaling more than $1 million to nonprofit literary organizations across the United States. Organizations of genre interest that have received grants include Graywolf, Coffee House, Clarion West, Lambda, PEN America, and Aspen Word.

For more information, as well as a full list of recipients, see the Amazon Literary Partnership announcement.

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2022 Caine Prize Winner

“Five Years Next Sunday” by Idza Luhumyo, published in anthology Disruption (Catalyst), won the 2022 Caine Prize for African Writing. The £10,000 prize “is awarded for a short story by an African writer published in English” and was announced during a ceremony on July 18, 2022 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. Additionally, four shortlisted authors each received £500. Judges for 2022 were Elisa Diallo, Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane, ...Read More

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2021 Sidewise Awards Nominees

The finalists for the 2021 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History have been announced.

Long Form

  • Civilizations, Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
  • Broadway Revival, Laura Frankos (Swallow’s End)
  • The Apollo Murders, Chris Hadfield (Mulholland)
  • The Kingdoms, Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury)

Short Form

  • “Hitchcock’s Titanic”, Matt Kresal (Tales from Alternate Earths Vol. III)
  • “Gunpowder Treason”, Alan Smale (Tales from Alternate Earths Vol.
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People & Publishing Roundup, July 2022


QUENTIN BLAKE, SALMAN RUSHDIE, and MARINA WARNER all received the High Award Companion of Honour dis­tinction in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. IAN RANKIN received the Knights Bachelor distinction, while JOANNE HARRIS and MICHAEL FOREMAN received the Officer of the Order of the Brit­ish Empire distinction for services to literature. JAMES DAUNT, head of Waterstones in the UK and CEO of Barnes & Noble in the US, received ...Read More

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2022 Imadjinn Awards Winners

Winners for the 2022 Imadjinn Awards have been announced, including several categories of genre interest.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • WINNER: Revolution, James Fox (Dawnrunner)
  • Why Not Wichita, Peter Catania (self-published)
  • Smuggler’s Run, William Joseph Roberts & Christopher Woods (Theogony)
  • Sea Serpent, John S. Worth (Three Ravens)

Best Fantasy Novel

  • WINNER: The Watchers in Exile, Barbara V. Evers (New Mythology)
  • Sword of Cho Nisi Book 1
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2022 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition Winners

The winners of the 2022 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition have been announced. The six winners, aged between 10 and 16, are Ayaan Ali, Cerys Batchelor, Abigail Evans, Ayman Mohammed, Meg Searer, and Ella Ward.

The competition is run by the Branford Boase Awards, and had over 500 entries. Each applicant was asked to complete a story begun by last year’s Branford Boase Award winner, Struan Murray. He said of the ...Read More

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2022 Heinlein Scholarship Recipients

Winners of the Heinlein Society’s annual undergraduate scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year were announced on July 7, 2022, Robert A. Heinlein’s 115th birthday.

This year’s winners are Sera McCarty, Anna Mei Moulene, Jillian Soulvie, and Oliver Tan. The scholarship awards $4,000 to each recipient. Winners were selected from a record 567 applications, including 53 international submissions.

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