2020 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The list of judges for the 2020 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2019, was released today by Peter Dennis Pautz, President of the World Fantasy Awards Association.

The judges read and consider eligible materials received by June 1, 2020 — the earlier the better. Pautz explains, “If, for instance, 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.”

2020 World Fantasy Awards Judges

  • Gwenda Bond, 439 North Upper Street; Lexington, KY 40508; USA;

wfajurybond@gmail.com;

Prefers HC, then MOBI

  • Galen Dara, 2540 E 20th St, Tucson, AZ 85716; USA;

galendarawfajudge2020@gmail.com;

Prefers HC, then PDF

  • Michael Kelly, 1905 Faylee Crescent; Pickering, ON L1V 2T3; Canada;

wfa.mkelly@gmail.com;

Prefers HC, can accept PDF, ePub, MOBI

  • Victor LaValle, 804 West 180th St. #62, New York, NY 10033; USA;

victorworldfantasyaward@gmail.com;

Prefers HC, then PDF

  • Adam Roberts, 4 Ancaster Drive; Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8TR; UK;

arrroberts@outlook.com;

Prefers HC or PDF

(HC=Hard Copy; MOBI=Mobipocket ebook format; PDF=Portable Document Format)

So a comprehensive submission list may be kept, a copy should also go to:

Peter Dennis Pautz, President
World Fantasy Awards Association
3519 Glen Avenue
Palmer PA 18045-5812
USA
SFExecSec@gmail.com

Send materials to be considered directly to the addresses above, and very importantly, please mark all packages as PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS – NOT FOR SALE OR RESALE – NO COMMERCIAL VALUE — WORLD FANTASY AWARDS MATERIALS.  The copy to Pautz ensures the judges have received eligible items, and that
submissions are given fair attention.

Qualifications:  All books must have been published in 2019; magazines must have a 2019 cover date; only living persons are eligible.

Fantasy Types:  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.

When submitting works shorter than novel lengths, please provide a word count for
the judges’ benefit.

The awards will be presented at the convention, to be held Thursday, October 29 through Sunday, November 1, 2020, at the Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT  84101.

Currently, an attending membership costs $200 (increasing to $250 in mid-February, 2020), which does not include the Awards Banquet, tickets for which must be purchased separately. Banquet tickets will be available in Summer, 2020.  Information and forms can be found on the convention website.

2018 World Fantasy Awards Judges Named

The judges for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2017, have been chosen. The judges will read and consider eligible materials submitted by June 1, 2018 — the earlier the better.

Eligibility Qualifications:  All books must have been published in 2017; magazines must have a 2017 cover date; only living persons are eligible.

Fantasy Types: All forms of fantasy are eligible, e.g. high, epic, dark, contemporary, literary.

2018 World Fantasy Awards Judges

+*David Anthony Durham
4069 Kings Row; Reno, NV  89503
dadurham.wfc@gmail.com
(hard copies; PDFs)

+**Christopher Golden
14 Orchard Hill Road; Bradford, MA  01835;
cgolden715@gmail.com
(prefers hard copies, mobi)

+**Juliet E. McKenna
19 Eton Close; Witney; Oxfordshire; OX28 3GA; United Kingdom;
julietmckennawfa@gmail.com
(prefers hard copies, then mobi)

+Charles Vess
Green Man Press; 152 East Main Street/ 1-E; Abingdon  VA  24210; USA;
wfa.charles@greenmanpress.com
(prefers hard copies)

+**Kaaron Warren
7 Berry Street; Downer, ACT, 2602; Australia;
kaaronwarrenjudge@outlook.com;
(prefers hard copies, then mobi)

Key: Judging is often easier with +hard copies, but those judges marked with an * can accept pdfs; ** can accept mobi; *** both; § can accept ePub.

Peter Dennis Pautz, President of the World Fantasy Awards Association, adds these instructions —

Send materials you wish to be considered by the panel directly to the addresses above, and very importantly, please mark all packages as PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS – NOT FOR SALE OR RESALE – NO COMMERCIAL VALUE — WORLD FANTASY AWARDS MATERIALS.  Also, please make sure to send a file hard copy of all materials to my office at [8050 Mukilteo Speedway, #43; Mukilteo, WA  98275-0043; USA] so a comprehensive submission list may be kept.  This is how we ensure the judges have received eligible items, and you can be sure that your work has been given fair attention.

World Fantasy Convention 2018 will be held in Baltimore November 1-4, chaired by Ann Marie Rudolph and Bill Lawhorn.

[Thanks to Peter Dennis Pautz for the story.]

Update 12/05/2017: Corrected Christopher Golden’s requirements.

2017 World Fantasy Award Judges Named

Judges have been empaneled for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2016.

  • Elizabeth Engstrom (USA)
  • Daryl Gregory (USA)
  • Nalo Hopkinson (USA)
  • Juliet Marillier (Australia)
  • Betsy Mitchell (USA)

The judges will be reading and considering eligible materials until June 1, 2017. All forms of fantasy are eligible, e.g. epic, dark, contemporary, literary.

The award trophies will be presented at World Fantasy Con 2017 in San Antonio, TX to be held November 2-5.

The award categories are: 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.

[Thanks to Peter Dennis Pautz for the story.]

Art Submissions Sought By World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards judges are seeking materials to consider in the Artist category reminds Peter Dennis Pautz, President of the World Fantasy Awards Association —

As always, this seems to be the category with the fewest submissions from either publishers or artists.

Please remember this category, like the others, is for work published in 2014.

If you have materials you wish considered, the judges for the 2015 World Fantasy Awards are:

Gemma Files, 313 Richmond St. East #768; Toronto Ontario M5A 4S7; Canada (*)
Nina K. Hoffman, P.O. Box 10858; Eugene, OR 97440; USA (**)
Bénédicte Lombardo 50, rue du Clos; 77670 Saint Mammes; FRANCE (***)
Bruce McAllister, 528 E. Palmyra Avenue; Orange, CA 92866; USA (*)
Robert Shearman, 65 Telford Avenue, Streatham Hill; London SW2 4XL; United Kingdom (***)
(All judges prefer hard copies, but those marked * can accept pdfs; ** can accept mobi; *** both)