If you are a publisher, author, critic or fan, please consider submitting items to our suggestions list for the benefit of voters in the British Fantasy Awards 2015. You don’t need to be a BFA voter yourself or a member of the society to suggest items.
The current list can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/list2015.
To suggest items (or to point out mistakes), use this Google form: http://tinyurl.com/suggestions2015.
We are looking for suggestions in the following categories:
- best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) (40,000 words and up)
- best horror novel (the August Derleth Award) (40,000 words and up)
- best novella (15,000 to 39,999 words)
- best short story (up to 14,999 words)
- best collection
- best anthology
- best independent press
- best non-fiction
- best magazine/periodical
- best comic/graphic novel
- best artist
- best film/television episode
- best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)
Our rules on eligibility can be found in the British Fantasy Awards constitution. The basic rule is that items must have been published for the first time in any format in the English language during 2014. Note that this year we have returned to the previous interpretation of that rule with regard to foreign-language films and television programmes; they are eligible, so long as they were released for the first time in 2014 in the English language (i.e. with English subtitles or an English dub).
Voting will begin in January, with an invitation to vote being emailed to current BFS members. Attendees of FantasyCon 2014 and FantasyCon 2015 are also able to vote, and will be contacted by the convention organisers.
If you have any questions, please email the awards administrator, Stephen Theaker.