2019 Nommo Awards Shortlist

The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Nommo Awards. All titles “are speculative fiction, were published in calendar year 2018, and are thought to be by Africans as defined by the ASFS and Nommo Awards Guidelines. ”

Best Novel Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt) Knucklebone, Nechama Brodie (Pan Macmillan) A Spy in Time, Imraan Coovadia (Rare Bird) ...Read More Read more

2018 Stoker Awards Winners

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

WINNER: The Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay (Morrow) The Hunger, Alma Katsu (Putnam) Glimpse, Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin’s) Unbury Carol, Josh Malerman (Del Rey) Dracul, Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker (Putnam)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

WINNER: The Rust Maidens ...Read More Read more

2019 Neukom Awards Shortlist

Finalists for the 2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards for Speculative Fiction have been announced:

Open Category

Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller (Ecco) The Night Market, Jonathan Moore (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Plum Rains, Andromeda Romano-Lax (Soho) Theory of Bastards, Audrey Schulman (Europa Editions) Red Clocks, Leni Zumas (Little, Brown)

Debut Category

Terra Nullius, Claire G. Coleman (Small Beer) Severance, Ling Ma (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) Infomocracy, Malka Older (Tor.com Publishing) Alien ...Read More Read more

2019 Indies Choice Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Indies Choice Awards were announced by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and include several titles of genre interest:

Adult Fiction Book of the Year

Circe, Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)

Audiobook of the Year

Circe, Madeline Miller, read by Perdita Weeks (Hachette Audio)

Young Adult Book of the Year

The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen)

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2018 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2018 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.


In the Night Wood, Dale Bailey (John Joseph Adams) Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton (Double Day) We Sold Our Souls, Grady Hendrix (Quirk) Everything Under, Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape) Little Eve, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)


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2018 Australian Shadows Awards Shortlists

Shortlists for the 2018 Australian Shadows Awards have been announced. The award is given by the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) for “the finest in horror and dark fiction published by an Australasian within the calendar year.”

Best Novel

Devouring Dark, Alan Baxter (Grey Matter) Teeth of the Wolf, Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray (Raw Dog Screaming) Contrition, Deborah Sheldon (IFWG) Tide of Stone, Kaaron Warren ...Read More Read more

Nebula Awards Ballot Controversy

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Board released a statement March 1, 2019 in response to allegations that a Facebook group devoted to self-publishing, “20Booksto50k,” may have promoted slate voting to influence this year’s ballot, a situation that drew sometimes heated responses from authors troubled by the issue. The statement reads, in part:

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2019 Edgar Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Edgar Awards have been announced by the MWA (Mystery Writers of America), including the following titles of SF genre interest.

Best Novel

Down the River Unto the Sea, Walter Mosley (Mulholland)

Best Juvenile

Otherwood, Pete Hautman (Candlewick)

Best Young Adult

Sadie, Courtney Summers (Wednesday)

As previously announced, Martin Cruz Smith was named a 2019 Grand Master. For the complete list of SF nominees, ...Read More

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Bobak Ferdowsi Named Nebula Awards Toastmaster

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced that Bobak Ferdowsi will be Toastmaster at the 2019 SFWA Nebula Awards Conference to be held May 16-19, 2019 at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills CA.

Ferdowsi has served as a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, working on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission and the Cassini–Huygens mission to Saturn. Following the Curiosity landing, Ferdowsi achieved fame for the ...Read More

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2019 Oregon Book Awards Winners

The 2019 Oregon Book Awards have been announced, with winners and finalists of genre interest.

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas (Little, Brown) won the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction. The Maw by Taylor Zajonc (Skyhorse) was a fiction award finalist. Judges were Kim Fu, J. Robert Lennon, and Hannah Pittard.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (Simon & Schuster) won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature. Finalists included ...Read More

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HWA Awards

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the recipients of three awards for 2018.

JG Faherty is the winner of the 2018 Mentor of the Year Award. Introduced in 2014, the Award “recognizes one mentor in the Mentor Program who has done an outstanding job of helping newer writers” and is chosen by the current chair of the mentor program.

Jess Landry is the winner of the 2018 Silver Hammer ...Read More

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2019 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Nominees

Finalists for the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ). Winners will be selected by members of SFFANZ and GeyserCon 2019, and honored at the convention, May 31 – June 2, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Rotorua in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Best Novel

The Kingfisher’s Debt, Kura Carpenter (IFWG) Restoration Day, Deborah Makarios (Oi Makarioi) Into ...Read More Read more

2018 This Is Horror Awards Nominees

Nominees for the This Is Horror Awards 2018 have been announced:

Novel of the Year

Coyote Songs, Gabino Iglesias (Broken River) The Hunger, Alma Katsu (Putnam) The Rust Maidens, Gwendolyn Kiste (Journalstone) The Listener, Robert R. McCammon (Cemetery Dance) The Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay (Morrow)

Novella of the Year

Out Behind the Barn, John Boden & Chad Lutzke (self-published) ...Read More Read more

CrimeFest Awards Shortlists

Shortlists for the CrimeFest Awards have been announced, including several titles of genre interest:

Audible Sounds of Crime Award

Lies Sleeping, Ben Aaronovitch (Orion) The Outsider, Stephen King (Simon & Schuster Audio)

H.R.F. Keating Award

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction, Nils Clausson (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

Last Laugh Award

Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors, Christopher Fowler (Transworld)

Best Crime Novel for Children

The Train to ...Read More Read more

2019 Seiun Awards Nominees

The 58th Japan Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2019 Seiun Awards finalists (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards), honoring the best original and translated works published last year in Japan. The nominees for translated works follow.

Best Translated Novel

Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty, translated by Takeshi Mogi (Tokyo Somotosha) Provenance, Ann Leckie, translated by Hideo Akao (Tokyo Somotosha) Waking Gods, Sylvain Neuvel, translated by Sada ...Read More Read more

2019 Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards

The 2019 Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award went to Andrew Dykstal for his story “Thanatos Drive”. The Illustrators of the Future Golden Brush Award went to Aliya Chen for her illustration of Elise Stephens’s story “Untrained Luck”.

They were honored, along with the other 2018 quarterly contest winners, in a ceremony held April 5, 2019 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles CA. All winners received trophies, and ...Read More

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Neukom Awards Judges

Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer are judges for the $5,000 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards, to be awarded in May 2019 at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Jeff is also one of this year’s judges for the National Book Awards in the fiction category. Longlists in each category will be announced in September, with finalists announced on October 8, and winners at the 70th National Book Awards Ceremony on November ...Read More

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2019 Hugo and Campbell Awards Finalists

Finalists for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer have been announced by Dublin 2019, the 77th Worldcon, to be held August 15-19, 2019 at the Convention Centre Dublin in Dublin Ireland. 1,800 valid nominating ballots (1,797 electronic and three paper) were received and counted from members of Dublin 2019 and Worldcon 76. Nominating ballot information for individual categories has not been released. ...Read More

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1944 Retro Hugo Awards Ballot

Finalists for the 1944 Retro Hugo Awards, honoring work from 1943, have been announced by Dublin 2019, the 77th Worldcon, to be held August 15-19, 2019 at the Convention Centre Dublin in Dublin Ireland. They counted 217 valid nominating ballots (214 electronic and three paper) from the members of Dublin 2019 and Worldcon 76. Ballot information for individual categories has not been released.

Best Novel

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Spectrum 26 Awards Winners

The 2019 Spectrum Awards winners have been announced.


Gold Award: “Annihilation variant”, Greg Ruth Silver Award: “After the Flood”, Valentin Kopetzki “Lair of the Firebreather”, Justin Gerard “Reach”, Donato Giancola “Earth Species Project”, Victo Ngai


Gold Award: “Charlie Florida”, Francis Vallejo Silver Award: “Dragon Lords: Bad Faith”, Chase Stone “Winter Road”, Jaime Jones “I Am the Light”, Vanessa Lemen “Japanese Tales 1: The Invisible Man”, Yuko Shimizu

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BooktubeSFF Awards Shortlists

The fifth annual BooktubeSFF Awards Shortlists have been announced. The awards were created “as a way to encourage more engagement among the emergent SFF fandom community on YouTube,” and the judges are “booktubers,” or “YouTube creators whose channels focus on books and reading.” Nominees were chosen from 281 reader ballots, with winners chosen by readers and judges.

Best Fantasy

Foundryside, Robert Jackson Bennett (Crown) Grey Sister, Mark Lawrence ...Read More Read more

Gemmell Awards Closes

Organizers for the Gemmell Awards have announced the closure of the awards. According to the press release:

Unfortunately, after ten years, the Gemmell Awards will draw to a close with immediate effect.  With a lack of suitable volunteers to take on current committee roles, and insufficient manpower to deliver the wide range of tasks involved, the present team has been left with no choice but to wind up the awards. ...Read More

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2019 British Book Awards Shortlists

The Bookseller has announced the shortlists for the 2019 British Book Awards, including several titles of genre interest.

Début Book of the Year The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Imogen Hermes Gowar (HarperCollins; Harvill Secker) The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton (Bloomsbury; Raven)

Children’s Book of the Year

Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt; Macmillan) The House with Chicken Legs, Sophie Anderson ...Read More Read more

2019 Colorado Book Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2019 Colorado Book Awards include the following titles of genre interest:

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures, Alex Acks (Queen of Swords) While Gods Sleep, L.D. Colter (Tam Lin) Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars, Warren Hammond & Joshua Viola (Hex)

General Nonfiction

Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded, Jason Heller (Melville House)

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IAFA Awards Winners

Several award winners were announced at the 40th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), held March 13-16, 2019 at the Orlando Airport Marriott in Orlando FL.

Mark Bould received the IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award, given for “distinguished contributions to the scholarship and criticism of the fantastic.”

Gary K. Wolfe received the Robert A. Collins Service Award, “presented to an officer, board member, or division head for outstanding ...Read More

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2019 Darrell Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Darrell Awards were announced March 16, 2019 during MidSouthCon 37 at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis TN.

Best Midsouth Novel

WINNER: Every Wind of Change, Frank Tuttle (self-published) First Runner-Up: In the Service of Luna, John E. Siers (Stonewall)

Best Midsouth Novella

WINNER: “Find the Lady”, Kevin Andrew Murphy (Mississippi Roll) First Runner-Up: The Hairy Man, William Alan Webb (Dingbat)

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31st Annual Lambda Awards Finalists

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced finalists for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”), celebrating “the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.” Nominees of genre interest follow.


Metabolize, If Able, Clay AD (Monster House) In the Vanishers’ Palace, Aliette de Bodard (JABberwocky) Resilience, Fletcher DeLancey (Heartsome) The Breath of the Sun, Isaac R. Fellman (Aqueduct) The Barrow Will Send What it ...Read More Read more

2019 Audie Awards Winners

The Audio Publishers Association announced the winners of the 2019 Audie Awards, recognizing excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, at an awards ceremony on March 4, 2019 at Guastavino’s in New York City.

Winners of genre interest follow.

Science Fiction

WINNER: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase, Eoin Colfer & Douglas Adams, read by John Lloyd, Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern, and a full cast (Penguin Random ...Read More Read more

Romantic Novel Awards Winners

The Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) announced the winners for the 2019 Romantic Novel Awards in a ceremony at the Gladstone Library in London.

The Fantasy Romantic Novel Award

WINNER: Living in the Past, Jane Lovering (Choc Lit) Eve of Man, Giovanna & Tom Fletcher (Michael Joseph) Daughter of Light and Shadows, Anna McKerrow (Bookouture)

For more information, including complete winners, see the RNA website.

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Locus Writers Workshop 2019 with Connie Willis & Amal El-Mohtar

Join Connie Willis and Amal El-Mohtar for a two-day intensive writing workshop held in Seattle this June. Early registration is open! Further details, including session topics, will emerge later down the line. The workshops will bookend the Locus Awards weekend. Friday, June 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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2019 Writers Guild Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Writers Guild Awards were announced February 17, 2019 during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills CA.

Winners of genre interest include Castle Rock in the Original Long Form category, The Walking Dead: “Red Machete” in Adapted Short Form New Media, and A Series of Unfortunate Events: “The Ersatz Elevator: Part One” in Children’s Episodic and Specials.

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