2021 Stabby Awards

Reddit’s r/Fantasy moderators announced the winners of the Best of /r/Fantasy 2021 — the Stabby Awards on February 11. They report there were 1909 votes cast, 1726 valid (after eliminating duplicates and votes cast by persons whose account was too new).

This was the first year r/Fantasy organized voting for the Stabby Awards together with StabbyCon – all the virtual convention’s events can still be browsed in their main schedule.


Best novel

  • The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

Best self-published/independent novel

  • Of Blood and Fire by Ryan Cahill

Best debut novel

  • She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

Best novella

  • Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells

Best anthology, collection or periodical

  • Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap

Best serialised fiction

  • Beneath the Dragoneye Moons by Selkie

Best short fiction

  • “Mr. Death” by Alix E. Harrow

Best related work

Best virtual convention

Best TV series or movie

Best game (any format)

Best artwork

Best artist

Best audio original – non-fiction

Best audio original – fiction

  • The Sandman: Act II, By: Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs, Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, James McAvoy, Emma Corrin, Brian Cox, Kat Dennings, John Lithgow, Bill Nighy,

Best narrator

  • Steven Pacey

Best fantasy website


Best r/fantasy contributor: community member

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

Best r/fantasy essay

Best r/fantasy review

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

Best r/fantasy comment

Mods’ Choice Award

One thought on “2021 Stabby Awards

  1. I love that members can get an award for best post — or even best comment. (That “I Want My Girlfriend to Read Fantasy, or How We Recommend Books to Non-Fantasy Readers” post looks great!)

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