World Fantasy Award Nominations 2017

For those who keep track of award season, the nominees for the World Fantasy Award 2017 have been released!

World Fantasy Awards Administration
Jo Fletcher   •   Rodger Turner   •   Ellen Datlow   •   Gordon Van Gelder   •   Peter Dennis Pautz
World Fantasy Award Nominations
The World Fantasy Award Administration is pleased to announce the World Fantasy Award nominations for 2017. To be eligible, all nominated material must have been published in 2016 or have a 2016 cover date. Nominations came from two sources. Members of the current convention as well as the previous two were able to vote two nominations onto the final ballot. The remaining nominations came from the panel of judges. For this year’s awards. the judges were Elizabeth Engstrom, Daryl Gregory, Nalo Hopkinson, Juliet Marillier and Betsy Mitchell.

The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention Banquet, in San Antonio, Texas.


The Life Achievement Award can only be presented once to a single individual. At previous conventions up to and including the one held in Columbus, OH in 2016, Life Achievement Awards have been presented to:


•  Forrest J. Ackerman •  Lloyd Alexander •  Ellen Asher •  Betty Ballantine •  Peter S. Beagle
•  Everett F. Bleiler •  Robert Bloch •  Jorge Luis Borges •  Ray Bradbury •  Marion Zimmer Bradley
•  Italo Calvino •  Ramsey Campbell •  Edd Cartier •  Hugh B. Cave •  Susan Cooper
•  John Crowley •  Roald Dahl •  Ellen Datlow •  Avram Davidson •  L. Sprague de Camp
•  Leo & Diane Dillon •  Tom Doherty •  Harlan Ellison •  Carol Emshwiller •  Stephen Fabian
•  Philip José Farmer •  Edward L. Ferman •  Jack Finney •  Frank Frazetta •  Alan Garner
•  Angélica Gorodischer •  Donald M. Grant •  David G. Hartwell •  Diana Wynne Jones •  Stephen King
•  R.A. Lafferty •  Madeleine L’Engle •  Ursula K. Le Guin •  Tanith Lee •  Fritz Leiber
•  Frank Belknap Long •  Brian Lumley •  George R.R. Martin •  Richard Matheson •  Patricia McKillip
•  Michael Moorcock •  C.L. Moore •  Andre Norton •  Terry Pratchett •  E. Hoffmann Price
•  Ray Russell •  Andrzej Sapkowski •  George Scithers •  Peter Straub •  Theodore Sturgeon
•  Sheri S. Tepper •  Jack Vance •  Evangeline Walton •  Donald Wandrei •  Manly Wade Wellman
•  Jack Williamson •  Gahan Wilson •  Gene Wolfe •  Chelsea Quinn Yarbro •  Jane Yolen

For 2017, the Life Achievment Award will be presented to:
•  Marina Warner
•  Terry Brooks

•  Mishell Baker, Borderline (Saga Press)
•  Betsy James, Roadsouls (Aqueduct Press)
•  N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate (Orbit)
•  Claire North, The Sudden Appearance of Hope (Redhook US/Orbit UK)
•  Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country (Harper)

LONG FICTION 10,000 to 40,000 words
•  Kij Johnson, “The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe” (
•  Victor LaValle, “Ballad of Black Tom” (
•  Seanan McGuire, “Every Heart a Doorway” (
•  Paul F. Olson, “Bloodybones” (Whispered Echoes, Cemetery Dance)
•  Kai Ashante Wilson, “A Taste of Honey” (

SHORT FICTION under 10,000 words
•  G.V. Anderson, “Das Steingeschöpf” (Strange Horizons 12.12.16)
•  Brooke Bolander, “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” (Uncanny Magazine 11/12.16)
•  Amal El-Mohtar, “Seasons of Glass and Iron” (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales)
•  Maria Dahvana Headley, “Little Widow” (Nightmare 9.16)
•  Rachael K. Jones, “The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me” (Clockwork Phoenix 5)

ANTHOLOGY multiple author original or reprint single or multiple editors
•  Mike Allen, ed., Clockwork Phoenix 5 (Mythic Delirium Books)
•  Jack Dann, ed., Dreaming in the Dark (PS Publishing)
•  Ellen Datlow, ed., Children of Lovecraft (Dark Horse Books)
•  Karen Joy Fowler and John Joseph Adams, ed., Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
•  Dominik Parisien And Navah Wolfe, ed., The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (Saga Press)

COLLECTION single author/team original or reprint single or multiple editors
•  Joe Abercrombie, Sharp Ends (Gollancz)
•  Tina Connolly, On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories (Fairwood Press)
•  Jeffrey Ford, A Natural History of Hell (Small Beer Press)
•  L.S. Johnson, Vacui Magia (Traversing Z Press)
•  Ken Liu, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (Saga Press Us/Head Of Zeus UK)

•  Greg Bridges
•  Julie Dillon
•  Paul Lewin
•  Jeffrey Alan Love
•  Victo Ngai

•  L. Timmel Duchamp for Aqueduct Press
•  C.C. Finlay for F&SF editing
•  Michael Levy and Farah Mendelsohn, for Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press)
•  Kelly Link for contributions to the genre
•  Joe Monti for contributions to the genre

•  Scott H. Andrews for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
•  Neile Graham for her work as Workshop Director of Clarion West
•  Malcolm R. Phifer and Michael C. Phifer, ed. for The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume Two: Gods & Goddesses (Michael Publishing)
•  Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas for Uncanny Magazine
•  Brian White for Fireside Fiction Company

Taking Submissions: Biweekly Bite

Deadline: August 15th, 2017.
Payment: $5 per submission, plus digital copy of issue to appear in.

The ‘Biweekly Bite’ -the horror newsletter that gives you a short, a flick, and a surprise- is announcing the ’Horror Bites Magazine.’ We’re all about finding creative people doing interesting work and throwing views at them, and the magazine will be our next step in bringing small name horror authors to the people’s attention. We can’t do that without your submissions though!

 August 15th, 2017.
Payment: $5 per submission, plus digital copy of issue to appear in.
Due for publication: in October.
Word Count: 1,500-5,000
Reprints are allowed.

Response Time:  If we don’t get back to you by the end of September, shoot us a quick email.

 $5 per story paid via PayPal, plus a digital copy of the issue you will appear in. Payment will be distributed once we agree on the terms of using your story.

Please send separate submissions attatched to separate emails.

Guidelines for Submissions:

At this time the Horror Bites Magazine is open to all short, horror fiction. Note that there are some things that we don’t publish:

  • Nonfiction (for now).
  • Poetry.
  • Anything to close to ‘the classics.’
  • Violence that doesn’t contribute to the story.
  • Gore for the sake of gore.
  • Torture porn and rape.
  • Erotic horror.

 All submissions are to be sent to [email protected]

Please format your subject line as “Horror Bites Magazine: [Your Story Title Here].”

In the body of your email, please include your name (or pseudonym) and word count. If the story is under 2,000 words, please paste the text in the body of the email, otherwise please attach it as a .doc, .docx, etc. Just use your better judgement. Only .PDF is unacceptable. 

Accepted stories will appear in the first three issues (October, November, and December) of the ‘Horror Bites Magazine,’ to appear on Amazon, iBooks, Gumroad, and anywhere else E-zines are sold. Once you have a story accepted for publication, we will ask for a 250-750 word author bio and head shot/logo for the author introduction section at the end of each issue. As this is a digital magazine, links to your own platform are allowed and encouraged.

Via: The Biweekly Bite

Taking Submissions: Menagerie de Mythique Anthology Call: Mythical Creatures Anthology

Deadline: September 5th, 2017
Payment: One half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00.
Note: Reprints Welcome. Payment for reprints is a maximum of $10.

Estimated to come out in December.
Word Count:    500-10,500
Theme:    Creatures of myth and fantasy have long been a fascination in cultures throughout the the world. Did they ever exist? Do they still exist now? Imagine a time where these creatures were plentiful. Or perhaps, when they once were but now there is only one or two left. We are looking for stories centered on such creatures, be they unicorns, dragons, griffins, chimeras, or something unknown.
We will consider any sub-genre, but the story must focus on a mythical creature.
Response Time:  Please allow up to one month. After that, if you don’t hear from us then feel free to give us a little nudge.
Payment: Payment will be one half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00. Payments will be made by PayPal in USD. Payments will go out no later than four months after the publication date.
Editing: Yes, your story will be edited if we decide to accept it. After we go through and edit your story, it will then be sent back to you for final approval. In some cases, we may ask for revisions to be made. 
Reprints, Multiple & Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. Payment for reprints is a maximum of $10.
Guidelines for Submissions:
  • All submissions are to be sent [email protected]
  • In the subject line please type MYTHICAL ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION: [Your Story Title Here].
  • In the body of your email, please include your name and word count. If the story is under 2,000 words, please paste the text in the body of the email, otherwise please attach it. 
We will list all published authors on our site. Once you have a story accepted for publication, we will post a little author bio up on our site with a list of all published pieces (published by FDM).

Via: Fantasia Divinity Magazine.

Taking Submissions: The Asterisk Anthology—Round 4: Nautical Nightmares

Deadline: August 31, 2017
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

*SUBMISSION PERIOD: June 1, 2017-August 31, 2017*

The fourth round of the Asterisk Anthology will feature Nautical Nightmares, so send us your most bone-chilling tales of the sea. We welcome sea monsters of all sorts, ghost ships, creepy coastal towns, mysterious islands, and more. Anything that evokes the terror and awesome majesty of the sea is welcome. Note: No freshwater—saltwater only. Short stories (3,000 to 9,000 words) will be accepted until AUGUST 31, 2017.

*We will choose two winners. The first place winner will receive $10 and e-publication of their story on The runner-up will also have e-publication on the website. The stories will remain online until the next round of winners is announced. Winning stories will be part of the upcoming ASTERISK ANTHOLOGY, to be published in October 2017. No reprints, please. Prose only. A paperback contributor’s copy will be provided to the winning contributors once the book is published. A signed contract will be required *for publication* online and in the anthology. *

*Email entries to [email protected]
<[email protected]> .doc or .rtf format • Please state “Asterisk ANTHO-Round 4” in your subject line. One entry per person. *

Via: Nose Touch Press.

Taking Submissions: Below the Stairs – Tales from the Cellar

Deadline: August 31st, 2017
Payment: $50 AUD

Callout for Submissions for a new anthology of short stories, ‘Below the Stairs – Tales from the Cellar’


Featuring stories by Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, HP Lovecraft, and edited by Oz Horror Con’s Steve Dillon, this is the second anthology in our ‘Things in the Well’ series. The first was published in May 2017, titled ‘Between the Tracks – Tales from the Ghost Train’. This also featured stories by Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, and Mark Allan Gunnells, as well as Christopher Golden, Charles Dickens, M.R. James, G.M. Hague, Steve Vernon, Lee Murray, & more.



We’re now reaching out to unearth more best-of-breed tales. We’re after new or – if memorable enough – reprints of short supernatural tales, psychological thrillers or creature features involving cellars, basements, dungeons or other subterranean chambers below the stairs (!) Word count isn’t too important providing the story is complete and memorable, although the length will typically be expected to be in the region of 6-10,000 words. We’re paying a flat rate of $50 (AUD) for this anthology. You will retain rights. More details on request.


For more details, go to the Oz Horror Con web site

Via: OZ Horror Con.

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