The shortlists determined by the members for the main jury categories are now with the jury.
The recommendations for the Karl Edward Wagner award (with citations) went to the BFS Committee today.
We also have a volunteer panel for the Sydney J Bounds Best Newcomer award and details will be announced shortly.
Once the jury has concluded their initial deliberations the shortlists for all categories will be announced. (Apart from the KEW and best newcomer)
The recommendations from the members in the jury and non jury categories will also be published.
Stephen makes a very good point re checking eligibility for the 'long lists' - the current intention is to publish the long lists as they are with a note that eligibility has not been checked for all titles.
I will be contacting Pete Crowther shortly re arrangements for the best independent press award.
We have not yet appointed juries for best artist and best non fiction but this will happen once the shortlists are announced.
Please do let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions - all very much appreciated and - as well as the formal announcements - I'll hopefully be posting updates on the forum for members as we go through the process.