The World Fantasy Convention is a dedicated fantasy con that awards a yearly award for the year's best works in fantastic literature.
This year, the convention will be held in Brighton, England, from October 31-November 3, 2013. Earlier this week, they announced their award ballot, and it’s an impressively strong one.
- Susan Cooper
- Tanith Lee
- The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin
- Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce
- The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan
- Crandolin, Anna Tambour
- Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson
- “Hand of Glory,” Laird Barron
- “Let Maps to Others,” K.J. Parker
- The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson
- “The Skull,” Lucius Shepard
- “Sky,” Kaaron Warren
- “The Telling,” Gregory Norman Bossert
- “A Natural History of Autumn,” Jeffrey Ford
- “The Castle That Jack Built,” Emily Gilman
- “Breaking the Frame,” Kat Howard
- “Swift, Brutal Retaliation,” Meghan McCarron
- Epic: Legends of Fantasy, John Joseph Adams, ed.
- Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic, Eduardo Jimenez Mayo & Chris N. Brown, eds.
- Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, Jonathan Oliver, ed.
- Postscripts #28/#29: Exotic Gothic 4, Danel Olson, ed.
- Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
- At the Mouth of the River of Bees, Kij Johnson
- Where Furnaces Burn, Joel Lane
- The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth and Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands, Ursula K. Le Guin
- Remember Why You Fear Me, Robert Shearman
- Jagannath, Karin Tidbeck
- Vincent Chong
- Didier Graffet and Dave Senior
- Kathleen Jennings
- J.K. Potter
- Chris Roberts
- Peter Crowther & Nicky Crowther for PS Publishing
- Lucia Graves for the translation of The Prisoner of Heaven (Weidenfeld & Nicholson; Harper) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
- Adam Mills, Ann VanderMeer, & Jeff VanderMeer for the Weird Fiction Review website
- Brett Alexander Savory & Sandra Kasturi for ChiZine Publications
- William K. Schafer for Subterranean Press
- Scott H. Andrews for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
- L. Timmel Duchamp for Aqueduct Press
- S.T. Joshi for Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction, Volumes 1 & 2 (PS Publishing)
- Charles A. Tan for Bibliophile Stalker blog
- Jerad Walters for Centipede Press
- Joseph Wrzos for Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration (Centipede Press)
Having read a could of the nominated works, we’re pretty thrilled to see such a high quality slate this year. What works are you hoping to see win?
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