2021 World Fantasy Awards Final Ballot

 The World Fantasy Awards administrator announced the final ballot for this year’s awards on July 20.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

  • Samuel R. Delany
  • Terri Windling

2020 WORLD FANTASY AWARD FINALISTS

NOVEL

  • Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (Ace Books/Macmillan)
  • A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom/Orbit UK)
  • The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros (Inkyard Press)
  • The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (Orbit US/Orbit UK)
  • The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (Nightfire/Viper UK)

NOVELLA

  • “For Sale by Owner” by Elizabeth Hand (When Things Get Dark)
  • Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw (Nightfire)
    And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed (Neon Hemlock Press)
  • Finches by A. M. Muffaz (Vernacular Books)
  • “A Canticle for Lost Girls” by Isabel Yap (Never Have I Ever: Stories)

SHORT FICTION

  • “The Failing Name” by Eugen Bacon and Seb Doubinsky (Fantasy Magazine, Aug. 2021)
  • “The Demon Sage’s Daughter” by Varsha Dinesh (Strange Horizons, 8 Feb 2021) 
  • “If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark (Uncanny Magazine #42, Sep/Oct 2021)
  • “#Spring Love, #Pichal Pairi” by Usman T. Malik (Tor.com, Mar 3 2021)
  • “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine #39, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • “(emet)” by Lauren Ring (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug 2021)

ANTHOLOGY

  • Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 Edition), eds. Charlatan Bardot and Eric J. Guignard (Dark Moon Books)
  • When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson, ed. Ellen Datlow (Titan Books)
  • The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror Volume Two, ed. Paula Guran (Pyr)
  • The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), ed. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Jembefola Press)
  • Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology, eds. Alex Hernandez, Matthew David Goodwin, Sarah Rafael García (Mad Creek Books an imprint of the Ohio State University Press)

COLLECTION

  • Tales the Devil Told Me by Jen Fawkes (Press 53)
  • Big Dark Hole: Stories by Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer Press)
  • Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan by Usman T. Malik (Kitab)
  • The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales by Angela Slatter (Tartarus Press)
  • The Ghost Sequences by A. C. Wise (Undertow Publications)
  • Never Have I Ever: Stories by Isabel Yap (Small Beer Press)

ARTIST

  • Brom
  • Odera Igbokwe
  • Tran Nguyen
  • Aleksandra Skiba
  • Charles Vess

SPECIAL AWARD – PROFESSIONAL

  • Charlie Jane Anders, for Never Say You Can’t Survive (Tordotcom)
  • Cam Collins and Steve Shell, for Old Gods of Appalachia (podcast)
  • Irene Gallo, for Tor.com
  • Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, for Monstress Volume Six: The Vow (Image Comics)
  • William K. Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Sheree Renée Thomas, for editing F&SF

SPECIAL AWARD – NON-PROFESSIONAL

  • Gautam Bhatia and Vanessa Rose Phin, for Strange Horizons
  • Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, for Hellebore
  • Michael Kelly, for Undertow Publications
  • Tonia Ransom, for Nightlight: A Horror Fiction Podcast
  • Arley Sorg and Christie Yant, for Fantasy Magazine
  • Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine

World Fantasy Award Administrator Peter Dennis Pautz thanked the judges: S. E. Cooney, Julie Crisp, C. C. Finlay, Richard Kadrey, and Misha Stone.

The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention, to be held November 3-6, 2022, in New Orleans.

[Thanks to Peter Dennis Pautz for the story.]

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