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World Fantasy Awards

Set of awards given each year for the best fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year. Overseen by the World Fantasy Convention they were first given in 1975, with several additional categories added over the years.

World Fantasy

Awards

About The World Fantasy Awards

Set of awards given each year for the best fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year.  Overseen by the World Fantasy Convention they were first given in 1975, with several additional categories added over the years.  Those categories are listed below, but only the three in bold lettering are included in this guide.

The current categories are:

  • Best Novel  (Stories of 40,000 words or more)
  • Best Novella  (Stories of between 10,000 and 40,000 world)
  • Best Short Story  (Stories of less than 10,000 words)
  • Best Collection  (Collections of stories by a single author)
  • Best Anthology  (Anthologies of stories by multiple authors)
  • Best Artist  (Artists)
  • Special Award - Professional  (Professionals in the field of fantasy)
  • Special Award - Non-professional  (Non-professionals in the field of fantasy)
  • Convention Award  (Peerless contributions to the fantasy genre)
  • Life Achievement  (Outstanding service to the fantasy field)