Winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2013(9)
Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award): Last Days, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)
Best Novella: The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine, John Llewellyn Probert (Spectral Press)
Best Short Story: Shark! Shark!, Ray Cluley (Black Static #29) (TTA Press)
Best Collection: Remember Why You Fear Me, Robert Shearman (ChiZine Publications)
Best Anthology: Magic: an Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)
Best Small Press (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award): ChiZine Publications (Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi)
Best Non-Fiction: Pornokitsch, Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin (eds)
Best Magazine/Periodical: Interzone, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
Best Artist: Sean Phillips
Best Comic/Graphic Novel: Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Best Screenplay: The Cabin in the Woods, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Helen Marshall, for Hair Side, Flesh Side (ChiZine Publications)
Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Iain Banks / Iain M. Banks
The World Fantasy Awards were presented at the same ceremony.
The winners were decided by the following jury members. On the main jury, deciding the categories of fantasy novel, horror novel, novella, short story, collection, anthology, magazine/periodical, comic/graphic novel and screenplay: Esther Sherman, Matthew Hughes, Neil Williamson, Pauline Morgan and Ros Jackson. Non-fiction: Djibril al-Ayad and Jason Arnopp. Artist: Daniele Serra, P.M. Buchan and Rachel Kendall. Small press: Elaine Hillson, Elloise Hopkins, Dave Brzeski, Rachel Kendall and Rhian Bowley. Newcomer: Adele Wearing, Alison Littlewood, Jim Steel, Lizzie Barrett and Peter Tennant. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.
The nominees in each category had been decided by the voters of the British Fantasy Society and FantasyCon 2012, with the juries having a discretion to add up to two further egregious omissions in each category. The full list of nominees is here.
The British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition 2013 – ResultsComments Off
“Thank you to everyone who took part in and supported this year’s BFS Short Story Competition. The number of entries was up significantly from last year with 103 stories submitted for consideration. I read every story thoroughly and silently. I read a large percentage of the stories twice, three times or more. After much deliberation, I can now announce that the three winners are:
First place: “Pawnarchy” by Mark Huntley-James
Second place: “The Manhattan Room” by Zoe F. Gilbert
Third place: “Summertime in Paris” by S. Marcus Jones
As well as their authors winning prizes, all three of these stories will appear in a future issue of “The BFS Journal”.
For those of you who didn’t make the top three this year, it was a hard task judging them all and many of the stories should find a suitable home elsewhere. Thank you for your patience during the judging process. You are now free to submit your story to other markets. Good luck.”
British Fantasy Awards 2013: non-fiction jury updateComments Off
A further jury update. One of the shortlisted non-fiction items, The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, features a chapter by one of the jurors in that category, Roz Kaveney, who has thus stepped down from the jury rather than cost the book its place on the shortlist.
To fill the gap the awards administrator has called on a name from his emergency list, Jacob Edwards, among other things a contributor of reviews and non-fiction to Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction. He has also taken three turns in the rotating captain’s chair of the former.
British Fantasy Awards 2013: the nominees(19)
These are the nominees for the British Fantasy Awards 2013. Four nominees in each category were decided by a vote of the members of the British Fantasy Society and the attendees of FantasyCon 2012, with up to two further nominees in each category being added by the juries as “egregious omissions”. The exception is the Best Newcomer category, in which all authors under consideration were put forward by voters.
Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)
Best Short Story
Best Small Press (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award)
Best Comic/Graphic Novel
Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)
The winners of these categories will now be decided by the following juries. Main jury, deciding the categories of fantasy novel, horror novel, novella, short story, collection, anthology, magazine/periodical, comic/graphic novel and screenplay: Esther Sherman, Matthew Hughes, Neil Williamson, Pauline Morgan and Ros Jackson. Best non-fiction: Djibril al-Ayad, Jason Arnopp and Roz Kaveney. Best artist: Daniele Serra, P.M. Buchan and Rachel Kendall. Best small press: Elaine Hillson, Elloise Hopkins, Dave Brzeski, Rachel Kendall and Rhian Bowley. Best newcomer: Adele Wearing, Alison Littlewood, Jim Steel, Lizzie Barrett and Peter Tennant.
The winners of each of these awards, as well as the winner of the Karl Edward Wagner Award (a special award decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee) and the World Fantasy Awards, will be announced at the Fantasy Awards banquet at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
UPDATE: If any nominees would now like to attend the World Fantasy Convention, the awards banquet, or even just the ceremony itself, a small number of places have been reserved for a limited period of time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
’28 Teeth of Rage’ and ‘Delphine Dodd’ Nominated in Shirley Jackson Award Novella CategoryComments Off
Dark fantasy and horror publisher Omnium Gatherum Media is pleased to announce two of its 2012 novellas have been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award (SJA).
28 Teeth of Rage (Ennis Drake) and Delphine Dodd (S.P. Miskowski) are both nominated in the novella category, representing two of the five potential winners. This is Drake’s debut and first award nomination; however, Miskowski’s Knock Knock was nominated in the SJA novel category in 2011.
“I couldn’t be more pleased that Omnium Gatherum has books once again nominated for an award of this stature,” says Kate Jonez, chief editor and publisher of OGM. “In fact, as a publisher only in business since 2011, it’s safe to say we’re deeply honored to have had books nominated in our first and second years.”
First given in 2007, the Shirley Jackson Awards are a prestigious juried prize for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. The awards will be announced at Readercon 24, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, MA, on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
To learn more about Ennis Drake and 28 Teeth of Rage, see the author’s Goodreads page at http://www.goodreads.com/
Jury UpdateComments Off
The jury for the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist now comprises:
Unfortunately, two of the former jury members – Jimmy Broxton and Rhian Bowley – have stepped down. Having made the final decision as to the need for any egregious omissions, the remaining jurors will now go on to decide the winner of the award. The British Fantasy Society would like to thank Jimmy and Rhian for their input with regard to the current list of nominees, which will be announced shortly.
The Kitschies Open for SubmissionsComments Off
The Kitschies, sponsored by The Kraken Rum, are pleased to announce that they are open for submissions for 2013 titles. The prize looks for the most “progressive, intelligent and entertaining books that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic”. A total of £2,000 in prize money is distributed amongst winners in three different categories, plus bottles of The Kraken Rum to all the finalists.
The judges for the Red and Golden Tentacles, for novels and debut novels, are Kate Griffin, Will Hill, Annabel Wright, Anab Jain and Nick Harkaway. The Inky Tentacle, for cover art, will be judged by Craig Kennedy, Sarah Anne Langton, Barry Nugent, Hazel Thompson and Emma Vieceli.
Award Director Jared Shurin adds, “As with previous years, there’s no fee to submit to The Kitschies. And, as of this year, we’re happy to accept ebooks in lieu of physical copies – making it even easier for small and independent publishers to submit their work. We want to make sure that that our judges see all the great work that’s coming out of the UK.”
Please see http://www.thekitschies.com/
More detail about the judges can be found at: http://www.thekitschies.com/
In 2012, The Kitschies received a record 211 submissions from 40 publishers and imprints. Submissions are now open for 2013 titles and close on 1 December 2013.
The juries of the British Fantasy Awards 2013(4)
Below are the juries for the British Fantasy Awards 2013. The main jury decides the categories of fantasy novel, horror novel, novella, short story, collection, anthology, magazine/periodical, comic/graphic novel and screenplay, while the non-fiction, artist, small press and newcomer (Sydney J. Bounds) awards have their own juries. The special (Karl Edward Wagner) award is decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.
Over the next month or so the juries will decide whether to add any “egregious omissions” to the shortlists produced by the voting of the British Fantasy Society and the attendees of FantasyCon 2012. The shortlists will then be announced, and the juries will go on to decide the winners, which will be announced at an awards ceremony held at the World Fantasy Convention 2013, which runs from October 31 to November 3 in Brighton.
The jury members were selected by the British Fantasy Awards Administrator, Stephen Theaker (email@example.com), and approved by the committee of the British Fantasy Society.
The Terry Pratchett Prize Shortlist Announced(2)
Sir Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers launched a new award for aspiring debut novelists, in June last year. The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now Prize. Since the deadline for submissions on the 31st December 2012, the team have spent many hours reading, reporting and discussing over 500 entries that were submitted for the £20,000 advance publishing contract.
The shortlist are, in surname order:
The six shortlisted books cover a breadth of topics and sub genres, imagination and alternate worlds. Each shortlisted entry was chosen for their skilful writing, vast imaginative powers and ability to tell a good story!
The winner will be judged by Sir Terry Pratchett, Rob Wilkins, Alex Veasey from Forbidden Planet, Simon Taylor, Editorial Director at Transworld Publishers and Lynsey Dalladay Sir Terry Pratchett’s Publicist. The winner will be announced on the 31st May 2013.
Sir Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry to the prize.
British Fantasy Awards 2013: last chance to vote!Comments Off
If you are a member of the British Fantasy Society (congratulations on your wise choice of association!) or if you attended the glorious celebration of fantasy that was FantasyCon 2012 in Brighton (wasn’t the weather good for October?), today is the final day to cast your votes in the British Fantasy Awards 2013.
Every vote matters! In every category!
If there is nothing you wish to vote for this year, even empty voting forms will be gratefully received, just so we know we reached you.