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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2014, 12:34:04 AM »
These are the shortlists for the British Fantasy Awards 2014, as announced at the BFS Open Night earlier this evening. Thanks to everyone who attended, and especially to Richard Webb for organising the event.

Four nominees in each category were decided by the votes of BFS members and the attendees of FantasyCon 2012 and FantasyCon 2014. The exception is the Best Short Story category, in which two stories drawing for fourth place could not be separated and both were put through to the shortlist.

Up to two further nominees in each category were added by the juries as “egregious omissions” under the rules.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
Between Two Thorns, Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
Blood and Feathers: Rebellion, Lou Morgan (Solaris)
The Glass Republic, Tom Pollock (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Headline)
A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)
 
Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)
House of Small Shadows, Adam Nevill (Pan)
Mayhem, Sarah Pinborough (Jo Fletcher Books)
NOS4R2, Joe Hill (Gollancz)
Path of Needles, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)
The Year of the Ladybird, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
 
Best Novella
Beauty, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
Dogs With Their Eyes Shut, Paul Meloy (PS Publishing)
Spin, Nina Allan (TTA Press)
Vivian Guppy and the Brighton Belle, Nina Allan (Rustblind and Silverbright)
Whitstable, Stephen Volk (Spectral Press)
 
Best Short Story
Chalk, Pat Cadigan (This Is Horror)
Death Walks En Pointe, Thana Niveau (The Burning Circus)
Family Business, Adrian Tchaikovsky (The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic)
The Fox, Conrad Williams (This Is Horror)
Golden Apple, Sophia McDougall (The Lowest Heaven)
Moonstruck, Karin Tidbeck (Shadows & Tall Trees #5)
Signs of the Times, Carole Johnstone (Black Static #33)
 
Best Collection
For Those Who Dream Monsters, Anna Taborska (Mortbury Press)
Holes for Faces, Ramsey Campbell (Dark Regions Press)
Monsters in the Heart, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)
North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud (Small Beer Press)
 
Best Anthology
End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)
Fearie Tales, Stephen Jones (ed.) (Jo Fletcher Books)
Rustblind and Silverbright, David Rix (ed.) (Eibonvale Press)
Tales of Eve, Mhairi Simpson (ed.) (Fox Spirit Books)
The Tenth Black Book of Horror, Charles Black (ed.) (Mortbury Press)
 
Best Small Press
The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn)
Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)
NewCon Press (Ian Whates)
Spectral Press (Simon Marshall-Jones)
 
Best Non-Fiction
Gestalt Real-Time Reviews, D.F. Lewis
Doors to Elsewhere, Mike Barrett (The Alchemy Press)
Fantasy Faction, Marc Aplin (ed.)
Speculative Fiction 2012, Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)
"We Have Always Fought": Challenging the "Women, Cattle and Slaves" Narrative, Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink)

Best Magazine/Periodical
Black Static, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
Clarkesworld, Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker (eds) (Wyrm Publishing)
Interzone, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)
Shadows & Tall Trees, Michael Kelly (ed.) (Undertow Books)
 
Best Comic/Graphic Novel
Demeter, Becky Cloonan (Becky Cloonan)
Jennifer Wilde, Maura McHugh, Karen Mahoney and Stephen Downey (Atomic Diner Comics)
Porcelain, Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose (Improper Books)
Rachel Rising, Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)
Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Vertigo)
 
Best Artist
Adam Oehlers
Ben Baldwin
Daniele Serra
Joey Hi-Fi
Tula Lotay
Vincent Chong
 
Best Film/Television Episode
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, Steven Moffat (BBC)
Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón (Warner Bros)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro (Warner Bros)
Iron Man 3, Drew Pearce and Shane Black (Marvel Studios)
 
Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)
Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Justice (Orbit)
Emma Newman, for Between Two Thorns (Angry Robot)
Francis Knight, for Fade to Black (Orbit)
Laura Lam, for Pantomime (Strange Chemistry)
Libby McGugan, for The Eidolon (Solaris)
Samantha Shannon, for The Bone Season (Bloomsbury)

The winners of these awards will now be decided by the previously announced juries, while the British Fantasy Society committee has the task of deciding the winner of the special award (Karl Edward Wagner Award). The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at FantasyCon in York on 6 or 7 September 2014, depending on scheduling.

The British Fantasy Awards constitution can be read here.

Please send any queries and corrections to me at bfsawards@britishfantasysociety.org.
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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2014, 11:54:01 AM »
Congrats and good luck to all the nominees!   :)
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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2014, 03:09:54 PM »
Congratulations to everybody who has made it onto the fine-looking Shortlist. And thank you to Stephen for all his hard work behind the scenes.

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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2014, 08:33:09 AM »
The award winners have been decided, the physical awards are all ready, and I've ordered the name plates. All done for this year except the ceremony - hope to see you there. And very good luck to those of you who are nominees!

If you fancy being a juror next year, email me at bfsawards@britishfantasysociety.org to volunteer, and let me know which category you'd be interested in judging. You don't have to be a big name writer or anything like that, just a keen reader. Having a tablet or ereader will be helpful in many categories, but isn't essential.

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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2014, 09:24:52 AM »
I'll be on a panel at FantasyCon on September 5 to discuss awards:

7.00pm – Awards and their value
What are they good for? Which are the important ones? Who really benefits?
Glen Mehn (m), Stephen Theaker, Ramsey Campbell, Simon Spanton, Juliet Mushens

So that's an awards administrator, a novelist, a publisher and an agent (with the moderator being the new runner of the Kitschies), all different points of view. Should be interesting.

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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2014, 09:14:13 PM »
That is such a fantastic selection of winners!

Technical note though - Jan Edwards should be listed as co-publisher alongside Pete.  Cos she is. Says so on their website and everything!  ;)
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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2014, 10:50:49 PM »
I did email to check on that in in May, saying: "Please let me know if there’s any problem with the nomination and listing – e.g. if we have the right name down as proprietor." With one being listed as publisher and the other as co-publisher, it doesn't seem to me wrong to only list the former, but it's really an internal matter rather than something for me to decide, so if the press in question gets in touch to ask me to change the listing on the website, I will. (I did with Clarkesworld, for example.)

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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2014, 10:55:38 PM »
Here is the full list, for forum posterity.

The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2014, as announced on Sunday, 7 September 2014, at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2014 in York:

Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)

Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)

Best novella: Beauty, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)

Best short story: Signs of the Times, Carole Johnstone (Black Static #33)

Best anthology: End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)

Best collection: Monsters in the Heart, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)

Best small press: The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn)

Best comic/graphic novel: Demeter, Becky Cloonan

Best artist: Joey Hi-Fi

Best non-fiction: Speculative Fiction 2012, Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)

Best magazine/periodical: Clarkesworld, Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker (ed.) (Wyrm Publishing)

Best film/television episode: Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Justice (Orbit)

The British Fantasy Society Special Award (The Karl Edward Wagner Award): Farah Mendlesohn

The nominees in each category were decided by the voters of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2012 and FantasyCon 2014, with the juries having a discretion to add up to two further egregious omissions in each category. The full list of nominees is here.

The winners were decided by the following jury members. Fantasy novel: Gary Couzens, Laurel Sills, Matthew Hughes, Neil Williamson and Selina Lock. Horror novel: Cate Gardner, Jim McLeod, Mark West, Pauline Morgan and Thana Niveau. Novella: Aleksandra Kesek, Jo Thomas and Paul Holmes. Short story: David Tallerman, Matthew Hughes and Pauline Morgan. Collection: Matthew Hughes, Ole Andreas Imsen and Pauline Morgan. Anthology: Carole Johnstone, Gary Couzens and Matthew Hughes. Small press: Dave Brzeski, Elaine Hillson, Elloise Hopkins, Rachel Kendall and Rhian Bowley. Non-fiction: Djibril al-Ayad, Emma Newman and Jason Arnopp. Magazine/periodical: Aleksandra Kesek, Donna Bond and Jim McLeod. Comic/graphic novel: Jay Eales, Jennie Gyllblad and P.M. Buchan. Artist: Jennie Gyllblad, P.M. Buchan and Rachel Kendall. Film/television episode: Adrian Faulkner, Catherine Hill and Gary Couzens. Newcomer: Douglas Thompson, Ian Hunter and Lizzie Barrett. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.

The physical award this year, a handmade wooden bookend featuring Lee Thompson's BFS logo, was commissioned from Sarah Goss, who works in traditional woodcarving and restoration: sarahgoss.co.uk.

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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #55 on: September 12, 2014, 05:02:21 PM »
It never even clicked that there was such a strong female turnout

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Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2014, 04:33:24 PM »
A nice article about this year's awards:

http://www.teleread.com/award/british-fantasy-awards-deliver-strong-diverse-slate/

Really nice.*

*Even if they don't mention Best Non-Fiction, which is clearly the most important and impressive of all the awards.