2017 World Fantasy Awards Call for Submissions

News from the World Fantasy Awards:

The judges for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2016, have now been impaneled. If you have any materials that you wish to be considered by the panel, please send them directly to the addresses below, and very importantly, please mark all packages as PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS – NOT FOR SALE OR RESALE – NO COMMERCIAL VALUE — WORLD FANTASY AWARDS MATERIALS.  Also, please make sure to send a file copy of all materials to SFExecSec@gmail.com so a comprehensive submission list may be kept.  This is the how we ensure the judges have received eligible items, and you can be sure that your work has been given fair attention.

(Judge Mitchell greatly prefers PDF submissions)

(Judging is often easier with hard copies, but those judges marked with an * can accept pdfs; ** can accept mobi; *** both; § can accept ePub)

Co-Chairs:  Renee Babcock and Jonathan Miles; chair@wfc2017.org

World Fantasy Convention 2017; PO Box 29976; Austin, TX  78755


The judges read and consider eligible materials between the date of this letter and June 1, 2017, so it is desirable for them to receive materials between now and June 1, the earlier the better.  If, for instance, something is received on May 31 the judges may well have only one day to read it before their deliberations conclude.  Anything received after June 1 will receive little or no consideration.

The awards will be presented at the convention, to be held Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the Wyndham Riverwalk, 111 East Pecan Street; San Antonio, TX  78205; USA; 210-354-2800.

Qualifications:  All books must have been published in 2016; magazines must have a 2016 cover date; only living authors and editors are eligible.

Fantasy Types:  All forms of fantasy are eligible, e.g. high, epic, dark, contemporary, literary.

Categories:  Life Achievement; Best Novel; Best Novella (10,001 to 40,000 words); Best Short Story; Best Anthology; Best Collection; Best Artist; Special Award‑‑Professional; Special Award‑‑Non‑Professional. (Please note that the nominees in the Life Achievement category will not be released, though the winners will be announced well before the awards banquet.)

All questions pertaining to the convention should be directed to the Convention Chair.

Questions concerning eligibility, the judges, and the awards administration may be sent to Peter Dennis Pautz at SFExecSec@gmail.com