2023 Ignyte Awards

The 2023 Ignyte Awards were announced October 21. The 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

  • THE BLOOD TRIALS – N. E. Davenport (Harper Voyager)

 BEST NOVEL: YOUNG ADULT

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

  • BLOODMARKED – Tracy Deonn (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

 BEST IN MIDDLE GRADE

for works intended for the middle grade audience

  • WITCHLINGS – Claribel Ortega (Scholastic Press)

BEST NOVELLA

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

  • INTO THE RIVERLANDS – Nghi Vo (Tordotcom)

 BEST NOVELETTE

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

  • IF YOU FIND YOURSELF SPEAKING TO GOD, ADDRESS GOD WITH THE INFORMAL YOU – John Chu ( Uncanny Magazine)

BEST SHORT STORY

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

  • THE LADY OF THE YELLOW PAINTED LIBRARY – Tobi Ogundiran (Tordotcom)

BEST IN SPECULATIVE POETRY

  • WE SMOKE POLLUTION – Ai Jiang (STAR*LINE)

CRITICS AWARD

for reviews and analysis of the field of speculative literature

  • Nerds of a Feather

 BEST FICTION PODCAST

for excellence in audio performance and production for speculative fiction

  • Black Women Are Scary

BEST ARTIST

for contributions in visual speculative storytelling

  • Aimee Campbell

BEST COMICS TEAM

for comics, graphic novels, and sequential storytelling

  • Where Black Stars Rise – Marie Enger & Nadia Shammas (Tor Nightfire)

BEST ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTED WORKS

  • Reclaim the Stars – Zoraida Córdova, ed. Featuring works by Vita Ayala, David Bowles, Daniel José Older, J.C. Cervantes, Sara Faring, Romina Garber, Isabel Ibañez, Anna-Marie McLemore, Yamile Saied Méndez, Nina Moreno, Circe Moskowitz, Maya Motayne, Linda Raquel Nieves Pérez, Claribel A. Ortega, Mark Oshiro, Lilliam Rivera and Zoraida Córdova  (Wednesday Books)

BEST CREATIVE NONFICTION

for works related to the field of speculative fiction

  • The H Word: Horror in a Country that Is Not Afraid of Death – Dante Luiz (Nightmare Magazine)

THE EMBER AWARD

for unsung contributions to genre

  • Afronauts Podcast

THE COMMUNITY AWARD

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

  • Flights of Foundry

[Lightly thieved from Camestros Felapton. Based on a press release.]

3 thoughts on “2023 Ignyte Awards

  1. Congrats to all the winners.
    I write and edit for an Ignyte winner now. Whether that makes me a Ignyte winner too is a very good question. The winner says “Nerds of a Feather”, not me, even if the graphic in the Ignyte award mentioned my name, it doesn’t name anyone from NOAF on the webpage.

    (The Hugo award named me directly, had we won, I couldn’t dispute that, but whether or not I am an Ignyte winner is debatable). It’s safer for me to say I am part of a team that has won.

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