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Now Accepting Submissions

From Peter Dennis Pautz, the World Fantasy Awards Administration, in a letter dated

Friday, February 4, 2022:


The judges for the 2022 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2021, have been empaneled. The judges read and consider eligible materials between the receipt of this letter and June 1, 2022, 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 3 through Sunday, November 6, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue; New Orleans, LA 70113; USA.


Send materials you wish to be considered by the panel directly to the addresses above, 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 hard copy of all materials to my office at the address below so a comprehensive submission list may be kept. This is how we ensure the judges have received eligible items, and you can be sure that your work has been given fair attention.

Qualifications:  All books must have been published in 2021; magazines must have a 2021 cover date; only living persons are eligible.

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

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.

When submitting works shorter than novel length, please provide a word count for the judges’ benefit.

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 or Vice Chair.

Questions concerning eligibility, the judges, and the awards administration may be sent to my attention.

Once again, the World Fantasy Awards Administration and the convention are most pleased to be working with you. With your continued good will and support, we shall successfully uphold the already prestigious reputation of the World Fantasy Awards.

As always, thank you very much for your time, and for your assistance.




Peter Dennis Pautz

World Fantasy Awards Administration

3519 Glen Avenue

Palmer Township, PA 18045-5812


2022 World Fantasy Awards Judges

C.S.E. Cooney           ​ 

Please request the mailing address for this judge by email:

Prefers HC, then MOBI

Julie Crisp

Please request the mailing address for this judge by email:

Prefers PDF, MSWord, then HC

C.C. Finlay

PO Box 895

Tiffin, OH  44883-0895; USA

Prefers HC, then MOBI, EPUB, PDF (in order)

Richard Kadrey

5604 Southwest Parkway, #1213

Austin, TX  78735; USA

Prefers HC, then PDF

Misha Stone

The Seattle Public Library

Attn: Misha Stone

1000 Fourth Ave

Seattle, WA 98104; USA

Prefers HC, then PDF

(Judges’ order of preference as listed above:  HC=Hard Copy; MOBI=Mobipocket ebook format; EPUB=Electronic Publication; PDF=Portable Document Format; MSWord= Microsoft Word Document)

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