Greg Ketter - c/o Dreamhaven Books; 2301 38th Street; Minneapolis, MN 55406; USA

Kelly Link - c/o Camelot Court Office; 10 Camelot Court, #1A; Brighton, MA 02135; USA

James Minz - c/o Baen Books; 500 Wait Avenue; Wake Forest, NC 27587; USA

Jürgen Snoeren - Publisher MYNX; Herengracht 507; 1017 BV Amsterdam; The Netherlands

Gary K. Wolfe - 40 East Cedar; Apt 9A; Chicago, IL 60611; USA

Convention Chair - Larry Smith and Sally Kobee (Co-Chairs) - c/o World Fantasy Convention 2010; 3824 Patricia Drive; Upper Arlington, OH  43220; USA.

Dear Colleagues:

The judges for the 2010 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2009, have now been empanelled.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MATERIALS SENT TO THE JUDGES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 1, 2010.

The Gahan Wilson‑designed trophies will be presented to the winners at the convention, to be held Thursday, October 28 through Sunday, November 31, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel; 350 North High Street; Columbus, OH  43215; USA.

Beginning November 16, 2009, an attending membership costs $125US.  Information and forms can be found on the convention web site at www.worldfantasy2010.com or via email query at sallykobee@hotmail.com.

If you have any materials that you wish to be considered by the panel, please send them directly to the addresses above, and very importantly, please mark all packages as PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS – NOT FOR SALE OR RESALE – NO COMMERCIAL VALUE — WORLD FANTASY AWARDS MATERIALS.  Also, please make sure to send a file copy of all materials to this office so a comprehensive submission list may be kept.  This is the only way the judges can consider all eligible items, and you can be sure that your work has been given fair attention.

Qualifications:  All books must have been published in 2009; magazines must have a 2009 cover date; only living authors and editors are eligible.

Fantasy Types:  ALL FANTASY is eligible.

Categories:  Life Achievement; Best Novel; Best Novella (10,001 to 40,000 words); Best Short Story; Best Anthology; Best Collection; Best Artist; Special Award‑‑Professional; Special Award‑‑Non‑Professional.

Please note that the nominees in the Life Achievement category will not be released, though the winners will be announced well before the awards banquet.

All questions pertaining to the convention should be directed to the Convention Chair.

Questions concerning eligibility, the judges, and the awards administration may be sent to my attention.

Once again, the World Fantasy Awards Administration and the convention are most pleased to be working with you.  With your continued good will and support, we shall successfully uphold the already prestigious reputation of the World Fantasy Awards.


As always, thank you very much for your time, and for your assistance.


                                                                                 Pete Pautz
                                                                                                                Peter Dennis Pautz