2021 Stabby Awards Voting Opens

Reddit’s r/Fantasy group has chosen the nominees for the Best of /r/Fantasy 2021 — the Stabby Awards.

The group has over 1.6 million members, although last year just 1,632 valid votes were cast.

Voting continues until February 7. The winners will be announced February 11.

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Click here to be directed to the Google Forms voting link.

There are many categories – the lists of nominees follow the jump.

COMMUNITY AWARDS

Best r/fantasy contributor: community member of 2021

  • u/barb4ry1
  • u/Jos_V
  • u/Nineteen_Adze
  • u/tarvolon
  • u/werthead

Best r/fantasy contributor: professional (author, artist, publisher or other) of 2021

  • Django Wexler – u/DjangoWexler
  • Janny Wurts – u/JannyWurts
  • Krista D. Ball – u/KristaDBall
  • Raymond St. Elmo – u/RAYMONDSTELMO
  • RJ Barker – u/RJBarker

Best r/fantasy essay of 2021

Best r/fantasy review of 2021

Best r/fantasy original post (other than an essay or review) of 2021

Best r/fantasy comment of 2021

EXTERNAL AWARDS – MISCELLANEOUS & AUDIO-VISUAL WORKS

Best fantasy website of 2021

Best narrator of 2021

Best audio original – fiction of 2021

Best audio original – non-fiction of 2021

Best artist of 2021

Best artwork of 2021

[See artwork at the link.]

Best game (any format) of 2021

Best TV series or movie of 2021

  • Arcane
  • Dune
  • Shadow and Bone
  • The Witcher
  • Wheel of Time

Best virtual convention of 2021

Best related work of 2021

EXTERNAL AWARDS – TEXT-BASED WORKS OF FICTION

Best anthology, collection or periodical of 2021

  • FIYAH Magazine edited by DaVaun Sanders https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/
  • I’m Waiting for You and Other Stories by Bo-Young Kim
  • Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap

Best short fiction of 2021

Best serialised fiction of 2021

Best novella of 2021

  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
  • Defekt by Nino Cipri
  • Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard
  • Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
  • The Fall by Ryan Cahill

Best debut novel of 2021

  • Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
  • Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar
  • Of Blood and Fire by Ryan Cahill
  • She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
  • The Hand of the Sun King by J.T. Greathouse
  • The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

Best self-published/independent novel of 2021

  • Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar
  • Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons by Quenby Olson
  • Norylska Groans by Michael R. Fletcher, Clayton W. Snyder
  • Of Blood and Fire by Ryan Cahill
  • The Siege of Skyhold by John Bierce

Best novel of 2021

  • A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine
  • Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee
  • She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
  • The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman
  • The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
  • The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

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