2022 Ignyte Awards

The third annual Ignyte Awards winners were announced September 17 in an online ceremony hosted by Brent Lambert. The Ignyte Awards “seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscape of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts towards inclusivity within the genre.”

BEST NOVEL: ADULT

for novel-length work (40k words) Works intended for an Adult audience

  • A MASTER OF DJINN – P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)

 BEST NOVEL: YOUNG ADULT

for novel-length (40k+ words) works intended for the young adult audience

  • A SNAKE FALLS TO EARTH – Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)

BEST IN MIDDLE GRADE

for works intended for the middle grade audience

  • ROOT MAGIC – Eden Royce (Walden Pond Press)

BEST NOVELLA

for speculative works ranging from 17,500-39,999 words

  • AND THIS IS HOW TO STAY ALIVE – Shingai Njeri Kagunda (Neon Hemlock)

BEST NOVELETTE

for speculative works ranging from 7,500-17,499 words

BEST SHORT STORY

for speculative works ranging from 2,000-7,499 words

BEST IN SPECULATIVE POETRY

CRITICS AWARD

for reviews and analysis of the field of speculative literature

  • Alex Brown

BEST FICTION PODCAST

for excellence in audio performance and production for speculative fiction

  • Khōréō Magazine 

BEST ARTIST

for contributions in visual speculative storytelling

  • Morgan Madeline

BEST COMICS TEAM

for comics, graphic novels, and sequential storytelling

  • NUBIA: REAL ONE – L. L. McKinney & Robyn Smith (DC Comics)

BEST ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTED WORKS

  • WE’RE HERE: THE BEST QUEER SPECULATIVE FICTION 2020 – C.L. Clark, Charles Payseur, eds. (Neon Hemlock)

BEST CREATIVE NONFICTION

for works related to the field of speculative fiction

THE EMBER AWARD

for unsung contributions to genre

  • Tananarive Due

THE COMMUNITY AWARD

for Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre

  • The Submission Grinder – David Steffen

4 thoughts on “2022 Ignyte Awards

  1. Pingback: P. Djèlí Clark's Story and Abu Bakr Sadiq's Poem Won Ignyte Awards! - Uncanny Magazine

  2. I don’t see anything in A MASTER OF DJINN that a young adult wouldn’t enjoy. Nor is there any content that I would consider age sensitive to that group..

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