Here is the online version of the 48th annual Locus Awards ballot, covering works that appeared in 2017. Thank you for participating! In each category, you may vote for up to five works or nominees, ranking them 1 (first place) through 5 (fifth).
We have seeded the ballot with options based on our 2017 Recommended Reading List; this greatly facilitates tallying of results. As always, you are welcome to use the write-in boxes to vote for other titles and nominees not listed, in any category. If you do, please try to supply author, title, and place of publication, in a format like the options listed, where appropriate.
Do not vote for more than one item in a category at the same rank (e.g. two selections ranked 1st); if you do, we will disregard your votes in that category. Do not vote for the same work more than once, except Best First Novel, which may also be listed as Best Novel.
Note that the Hugo and Nebula awards have somewhat different eligibility requirements; Locus Awards are open to publications or works that first appeared, anywhere in the world, during calendar year 2017. Feel free to leave some categories blank or partially blank, but try to fill in the entire survey. A free issue of Locus will be given for a filled-out ballot to subscribers of record when we count them in May, so please use the name on your subscription and your print subscription number, or your name and email as it appears on your digital subscription. Deadline for ballots is April 15, 2018.
As in previous years, voting rules count subscriber votes double. (Subscribe!) All votes, from subscribers and non-subscribers alike, will be counted as long as you include your name, e-mail, and survey information (Locus does not sell e-mail lists), and do not violate voting rules.
If you prefer, you may print this page, fill it in by hand, and mail it to Locus Publications, 1933 Davis Street, Suite 297, San Leandro CA 94577. The Locus Awards will take place June 22-24, 2018 in Seattle WA. Tickets are available now.
Anonymous ballots will not be counted. Please include your name and e-mail address with your submission.