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PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS
2016 World Fantasy Awards Judges
*Rani Graff 7 Alumim Street; Afeka; Tel Aviv 69690; Israel (DHL or Fedex preferred)
(Judging is often easier with hard copies, but those judges marked with an * can accept pdfs; ** can accept mobi; *** both)
February 13, 2016
The judges for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2015, have now been empanelled. The judges read and consider eligible materials between the date of this letter and June 1, 2016, so it is desirable for them to receive materials between now and June 1, the earlier the better. If, for instance, something is received on May 31 the judges may well have only one day to read it before their deliberations conclude. Anything received after June 1 will receive little or no consideration.
The trophies will be presented to the winners at the convention, to be held Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High Street; Columbus, OH 43215, USA.
An attending membership through April 14 costs $225, which does not include the Awards Banquet, tickets for which must be purchased separately. Banquet tickets will be available in July. Information and forms can be found on the convention website at http://worldfantasy2016.org/ The con’s email is:
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 my office at the address above so a comprehensive submission list may be kept. This is the how we ensure the judges have received eligible items, and you can be sure that your work has been given fair attention.
Qualifications: All books must have been published in 2015; magazines must have a 2015 cover date; only living authors and editors are eligible.
Fantasy Types: All forms of fantasy are eligible, e.g. epic, dark, contemporary, literary.
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.