The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field
2019 Locus Poll and Survey
Here is the online version of the 49th annual Locus Awards ballot, covering works that appeared in 2018. 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 2018 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 2018, with some leeway for small presses or delayed publications. 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, 2019.
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, 655 13th Street, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612. The Locus Awards will take place in June 2019 in Seattle WA. Learn more about the Locus Awards Weekend and purchase tickets here: http://locusmag.com/2019-locus-awards-weekend/.
Anonymous ballots will not be counted. Please include your name and e-mail address with your submission.