These are the winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2015, as announced on Sunday, 25 October 2015, at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2015 in Nottingham:
Best anthology: Lightspeed: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, ed. Christie Yant (Lightspeed Magazine)
Best artist: Karla Ortiz
Best collection: Nick Nightmare Investigates, Adrian Cole (The Alchemy Press and Airgedlámh Publications)
Best comic/graphic novel: Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Best film/television episode: Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Marvel Studios)
Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): No One Gets Out Alive, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)
Best independent press: Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)
Best magazine/periodical: Holdfast Magazine, ed. Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee (Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee)
Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Sarah Lotz, for The Three (Hodder & Stoughton)
Best non-fiction: Letters to Arkham: The Letters of Ramsey Campbell and August Derleth, 1961–1971, ed. S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing)
Best novella: Newspaper Heart, Stephen Volk (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories)
Best short story: A Woman’s Place, Emma Newman (Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets)
The Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Juliet E. McKenna
The nominees in each category were decided by the voters of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2014 and FantasyCon 2015, 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: Best anthology: Carole Johnstone, Elaine Hillson and Rhian Bowley. Best artist: Donna Scott, Jared Shurin and P.M. Buchan. Best collection: Dave Brzeski, Ole A. Imsen and Thana Niveau. Best comic/graphic novel: Jared Shurin, Jay Eales and Laurel Sills. Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Aleksandra Kesek, Gary Couzens and Lucy Smee. Best film/television episode: Adrian Faulkner, Catherine Mann and Gary Couzens. Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): Cate Gardner, Jim Mcleod and Laura Mauro. Best independent press: Bill Thompson, Elloise Hopkins, Robin K Hickson, Robin Lupton and Sarah Carter. Best magazine/periodical: Donna Scott, Mark West and Phil Sloman. Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Ian Hunter, Lizzie Barrett and Simon Bestwick. Best non-fiction: Jason Arnopp, Johnny Mains and Laura Mauro. Best novella: Jo Thomas, Paul Holmes and Stephen Bacon. Best short story: Catherine Mann, Allen Stroud and David Tallerman. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.
The physical award is a handmade wooden bookend featuring Lee Thompson’s BFS logo, commissioned from Sarah Goss, who works in traditional woodcarving and restoration: http://www.sarahgoss.co.uk.