World Fantasy Award Nominations Close Jun. 15

Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

Nominations for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards are open! The WFAs are a juried award, but two of the five finalists in each category are chosen by open nominations. In the past three years, BCS has been a finalist for five WFAs and won the 2013 WFA for Short Fiction.

For readers interested in nominating, here are details on how to do it, links to several of our best-reviewed stories of the year, and a full list of all eligible BCS stories and which World Fantasy Award category they fit in. (WFA short fiction categories are different than those for Hugos & Nebulas.)

Are You Eligible to Nominate?
If you were a member of World Fantasy Con last year (2015, Saratoga Springs, NY) or the year before (2014, Washington DC), or are a member this year (2016, Columbus, OH), you are eligible to nominate.

Deadline to Nominate:
Voting closes June 15, 2016.

How to Nominate:
Go to World Fantasy Convention 2016 — World Fantasy Awards Ballot to find a link to a PDF ballot that can be submitted by paper mail or by email to rturner@arctera.com.

(The PDF says the deadline is May 31, but the WFC admins on Facebook and the email ballot say June 15.)

Also, an email ballot was emailed directly to attendees of recent World Fantasy conventions. Those ballots can be submitted by paper mail or by email reply, to rturner@arctera.com.

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2015, which is BCS #164 through BCS #189, inclusive.

Here are a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2015 and which WFA category they fit in. For a list of all eligible BCS stories and their categories, see the bottom of this post.

Short Fiction (pieces up to 10,000 words):

Two to Leave” by Yoon Ha Lee (Recommended at Locus Online)

The King in the Cathedral” by Rich Larson (selected for Year’s Best SF&F 2016)

Unearthly Landscape by a Lady” by Rebecca Campbell (selected for Year’s Best SF&F 2016)

 

Novella (pieces longer than 10,000 words):

Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg (a finalist for the Nebula Awards)

For more information on the WFA categories, see this WFC page. If you’re interested in other eligible short fiction, we recommend our authors’ stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

Thanks very much for considering our stories!

 

All World Fantasy Award-Eligible Stories from BCS

This is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the World Fantasy Awards, and what WFA category they fit in.

Short Fiction (up to 10,000 words):

A Killer of Dead Men” by David Tallerman

So Strange the Trees” by James Lecky

Spider’s Ink” by Jason S. Ridler

The Rest Will Blur Together” by John Wheeler (2015 Tangent Recommended Reading List)

 

The Guardian’s Head” by Tamara Vardomskaya

Bloodless” by Cory Skerry

A Careful Fire” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

Unearthly Landscape by a Lady” by Rebecca Campbell (selected for Year’s Best SF&F 2016, ed. Horton)

 

Eyes Beyond the Fire” by Nick Scorza

The Delusive Cartographer” by Rich Larson

Holy Water, Holy Blood” by Bruce McAllister

Demons Enough” by Ian McHugh

 

The Sons of Vincente” by I.L. Heisler

Murder Goes Hungry ” by Margaret Ronald (2015 Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Flying the Coop” by Jack Nicholls

Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” by Fran Wilde

 

Moogh and the Great Trench Kraken” by Suzanne Palmer

The Exile of the Eldest Son of the Family Ysanne” by Kendra Leigh Speedling

The Scale-Tree” by Raphael Ordoñez

The Insurrectionist and the Empress Who Reigns Over Time” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

 

Wild Things Got to Go Free” by Heather Clitheroe

Fire Rises” by Alec Austin

Defy the Grey Kings” by Jason Fischer

The Grace of Turning Back” by Therese Arkenberg

 

Seasons Set in Skin” by Caroline M. Yoachim

Stone Prayers” by Kate Marshall (Recommended at Locus Online)

The Girl with Golden Hair” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

Court Bindings” by Karalynn Lee

Sinseerly A Friend & Yr. Obed’t” by Thomas M. Waldroon (Recommended at Locus Online)

 

On Freedom of Agency and the Finding of Lost Hearts” by Ken Scholes

Two to Leave” by Yoon Ha Lee

Out of the Rose Hills” by Marissa Lingen

The Warriors, The Mothers, The Drowned” by Kay Chronister (2015 Tangent Recommended Reading List)

 

The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto” by Bill Powell (2015 Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Splitskin” by E. Catherine Tobler

Swallowing Silver” by Erin Cashier

The Snake-Oil Salesman and the Prophet’s Head” by Shannon Peavey

 

The Fires of Mercy” by Spencer Ellsworth

Sun, Stone, Spear” by Carrie Vaughn

The Sixth Day” by Sylvia Anna Hivén

Steady on Her Feet” by K.J. Kabza

 

A Screech of Gulls” by Alyc Helms

The King in the Cathedral” by Rich Larson (selected for Year’s Best SF&F 2016, ed. Horton)

For Lost Time” by Therese Arkenberg (2015 Tangent Recommended Reading List)

Everything Beneath You” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

 

The Metamorphoses of Narcissus” by Tamara Vardomskaya

Y Brenin” by C.A. Hawksmoor

The Wizard’s House” by Stephen Case

Day of the Dragonfly” by Raphael Ordoñez

 

Novella:

Geometries of Belonging” by Rose Lemberg (2015 Tangent Recommended Reading List)

The Four Schools” by Naim Kabir

 

Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg (a finalist for the Nebula Awards)

Primaflora’s Journey” by Cat Rambo

Madonna” by Bruce McAllister

Thank you for considering our stories.


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