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2022 World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards℠ are given each year for outstanding achievement in fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year. Organized and overseen by the World Fantasy Convention, the awards are given each year at the eponymous annual convention as the central focus of the event. 

Nominees for the 2022 World Fantasy Awards have been announced!

We are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2022 World Fantasy Awards and the Lifetime Achievement recipients! The winners of the awards will be announced on November 6th, at the World Fantasy Award Banquet in New Orleans, Louisiana.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the nominees and the lifetime achievement recipients!

2021 World Fantasy Awards

Final Ballot and Life Achievement Award Winners



Samuel R. Delany

Terri Windling


Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (Ace Books/Macmillan)

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom/Orbit UK)

The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros (Inkyard Press)
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (Orbit US/Orbit UK)
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (Nightfire/Viper UK)


“For Sale by Owner” by Elizabeth Hand (When Things Get Dark)

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw (Nightfire)
And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed (Neon Hemlock Press)

Finches by A. M. Muffaz (Vernacular Books)

“A Canticle for Lost Girls” by Isabel Yap (Never Have I Ever: Stories)


"The Failing Name" by Eugen Bacon and Seb Doubinsky (Fantasy Magazine, Aug. 2021)
"The Demon Sage's Daughter" by Varsha Dinesh (Strange Horizons, 8 Feb 2021) 
“If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark (Uncanny Magazine #42, Sep/Oct 2021)

“#Spring Love, #Pichal Pairi” by Usman T. Malik (, Mar 3 2021)

“Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine #39, Mar/Apr 2021)

“(emet)” by Lauren Ring (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug 2021)



Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 Edition), eds. Charlatan Bardot and Eric J. Guignard (Dark Moon Books)

When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson, ed. Ellen Datlow (Titan Books)

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror Volume Two, ed. Paula Guran (Pyr)

The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), ed. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Jembefola Press)

Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology, eds. Alex Hernandez, Matthew David Goodwin, Sarah Rafael García (Mad Creek Books an imprint of the Ohio State University Press)


Tales the Devil Told Me by Jen Fawkes (Press 53)

Big Dark Hole: Stories by Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer Press)

Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan by Usman T. Malik (Kitab)

The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales by Angela Slatter (Tartarus Press)

The Ghost Sequences by A. C. Wise (Undertow Publications)

Never Have I Ever: Stories by Isabel Yap (Small Beer Press)


Odera Igbokwe

Tran Nguyen

Aleksandra Skiba
Charles Vess


Charlie Jane Anders, for Never Say You Can’t Survive (Tordotcom)

Cam Collins and Steve Shell, for Old Gods of Appalachia (podcast)

Irene Gallo, for

Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, for Monstress Volume Six: The Vow (Image Comics)
Sheree Renée Thomas, for editing F&SF



Gautam Bhatia and Vanessa Rose Phin, for Strange Horizons

Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, for Hellebore

Michael Kelly, for Undertow Publications

Tonia Ransom, for Nightlight: A Horror Fiction Podcast

Arley Sorg and Christie Yant, for Fantasy Magazine

Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine




Thanks to the Judges: C. S. E. Cooney, Julie Crisp, C. C. Finlay, Richard Kadrey, and Misha Stone

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