2019 World Fantasy Awards Judges

Peter Dennis Pautz, President
World Fantasy Awards Association
8050 Mukilteo Speedway, #43; Mukilteo, WA 98275-0043; USA

Nancy Holder 5706 Kuhn Street; Port Townsend, WA 98368; USA;
nancyjudge221b@gmail.com Prefers audiobooks, PDF, HC

Kathleen Jennings PO Box 1392; Oxley Qld 4075; Australia;
worldfantasykathleenjennings@gmail.com Prefers HC, MOBI

Stephen Graham Jones Dept. English, 226 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309; USA;
Prefers audible.com submissions, HC, MOBI, audiobooks

Garry Douglas Kilworth Gate Lodge; Church Road; Tattingstone; Ipswich; Suffolk IP9 2ND;
United Kingdom; gdkilworth@mail.com Prefers DOC, HC, MOBI

Tod McCoy 2850 SW Yancy Street #106; Seattle, WA 98126; USA;
todmccoywfc19@gmail.com Prefers HC, PDF, MOBI

(Judges’ order of preference as listed above:
HC=Hard Copy; DOC=Microsoft MSWord Document;
MOBI=Mobipocket ebook format; PDF=Portable Document Format)

Co-Chairs: Sherri Benoun and Bruce Farr; chairs@wfc2019.org
World Fantasy Convention 2019
Southern California Institute for Fan Interests;
PO Box 8442; Van Nuys, CA 91401

Dear Colleague:

The judges for the 2019 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2018, have now been empanelled.

The judges read and consider eligible materials between the receipt of this letter and June 1, 2019, 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 awards will be presented at the convention, to be held Thursday, October 31 through Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel; 5855 West Century Blvd; Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Through May 20, 2019, an attending membership costs $225, which does not include the Awards Banquet, tickets for which must be purchased separately. Banquet tickets will be available in Summer, 2019. Information and forms can be found on the convention website at https://wfc2019.org or emailingregistration@wfc2019.org.

Send materials you wish to be considered by the panel 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 hard copy of all materials to my office at the address above so a comprehensive submission list may be kept.

This is 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 2018; magazines must have a 2018 cover date; only living persons are eligible.

Fantasy Types: All forms of fantasy are eligible, e.g. high, epic, dark, contemporary, literary.

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

When submitting works shorter than novel lengths, please provide a word count for the judges’ benefit.

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