Black Gate Nominated for a World Fantasy Award
The 2016 World Fantasy Awards Ballot, compiled by the voting attendees of the World Fantasy Convention, has just been released. And I’m very pleased to note that several contributors to Black Gate feature prominently, including:
Long Fiction — “Farewell Blues,” Bud Webster (BG blogger and poetry editor)
Short Fiction — “Pockets,” Amal El-Mohtar (BG blogger)
Collection — Bone Swans, C.S.E. Cooney (BG website editor)
Special Award, Nonprofessional — John O’Neill, for Black Gate
This is a tremendous honor for Black Gate, and for me personally. The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio, on October 30th. I hope to see you there.
The winners in every category are selected by a panel of judges. Here’s the complete list of nominees, with links to our previous coverage:
The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)
The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
Savages, K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
The Chimes, Anna Smaill (Sceptre)
A Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay (Morrow)
The Unlicensed Magician, Kelly Barnhill (PS)
“The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn,” Usman T. Malik (Tor.com 4/22/15)
“Guignol,” Kim Newman (Horrorology)
“Waters of Versailles,” Kelly Robson (Tor.com 6/10/15)
“Farewell Blues,” Bud Webster (F&SF 1-2/15)
“The Neurastheniac,” Selena Chambers (Cassilda’s Song)
“Pockets,” Amal El-Mohtar (Uncanny 1-2/15)
“The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History,” Sam J. Miller (Uncanny 1-2/15)
“The Deepwater Bride,” Tamsyn Muir (F&SF 7-8/15)
“Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)
The Doll Collection, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Tor)
Black Wings IV, S.T. Joshi, ed. (PS)
She Walks in Shadows, Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles, eds. (Innsmouth Free Press)
Cassilda’s Song, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., ed. (Chaosium)
Aickman’s Heir’s, Simon Strantzas, ed. (Undertow)
Bone Swans, C.S.E. Cooney (Mythic Delirium)
Leena Krohn: Collected Fiction, Leena Krohn (Cheeky Frawg)
Skein and Bone, V.H. Leslie (Undertow)
Get in Trouble, Kelly Link (Random House)
Reality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow, James Morrow (Wesleyan)
You Have Never Been Here, Mary Rickert (Small Beer)
Thomas S. Kuebler
Special Award – Professional
Neil Gaiman, Dave Stewart, & J.H. Williams III, for The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo)
Stephen Jones, for The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, & Maria Simons, for The Wheel of Time Companion (Tor)
Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre
Heather J. Wood, for Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (Stone Skin Press)
Special Award – Nonprofessional
Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Jedediah Berry & Eben Kling, for The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards (Ninepin)
John O’Neill, for Black Gate
Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein, for Letters to Tiptree (Twelfth Planet)
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
Helen Young, for Tales After Tolkien Society
Congratulations to all the nominees! We hope you all win.
See the 2015 winners here, and the complete list of last year’s nominees here. And read the complete list of previous nominees at the World Fantasy Convention website.
Congratulations! BLACK GATE deserves all the awards it will win. And, of course, I’m hoping you’re going to walk away with a nice statuette!
Congrats!!!!!! That is fantastic news.
Thanks Kelly! Although, of course, we don’t know exactly what the statue will look like this year…
Congratulations, all! I’m really excited to see your name on the list, John. Well deserved!
All digits will be clamped tightly!
Congratulations on the nomination! I hope you get the award 🙂
Congrats to all 🙂
Congratulations, boss! Well deserved nomination (and win, I hope)!
Well done and well deserved.
Great news, John. Congratulations!