2013 World Fantasy Award Opens Nominations

World Fantasy Con 2013 announced in Progress Report #10 that nominations are now open for the World Fantasy Awards. Details about the awards and an electronic version of the ballot can be found here.

All registered members of the 2011 World Fantasy Convention in California, the 2012 World Fantasy Convention in Canada and the 2013 event in Brighton are eligible to nominate.

The nine award categories are Life Achievement, Novel, Novella, Short Fiction, Anthology, Collection, Artist, Special Award – Professional, and Special Award – Non-Professional.

Nominated material must have been published in 2012 or have a 2012 cover date. Only living persons may be nominated.

Voting will close May 31, 2013.

The final ballot will list the two items receiving the most nominations (except for those ineligible) and the rest of the candidates will be added by the judges.

The judges for the 2013 World Fantasy Awards are Holly Black, Tom Clegg, Marc Laidlaw, Stephen Laws and Stephanie Smith.

The awards will be presented on November 3 at the World Fantasy Con in Brighton, UK.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]