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“World Fantasy Convention” is a service mark of the World Fantasy Convention, an unincorporated literary society.

©2018 by WFCSLC2020 

Submissions for the 2020 World Fantasy Award are being accepted

The World Fantasy Awards are a set of awards given each year for the outstanding achievement in fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year. Organized and overseen by the World Fantasy Convention, the awards are given each year at the eponymous annual convention as the central focus of the event. 

For a list of this year's judges, and instructions on submitting a book or story for the judges' consideration, please read this letter from Peter Pautz, president of the World Fantasy Awards Association.

Please note that submissions must be sent to every judge - a total of 5 copies of the work. Additionally, the administration committee finds it helpful for the president of the World Fantasy Award Administration committee to also receive a copy of the work, in case one goes astray and needs to be sent to a judge. 

World Fantasy Convention members may submit a nomination ballot

Members of the 2018, 2019, or 2020 World Fantasy Conventions may nominate books, stories, and individuals for the 2020 World Fantasy Awards. To do so, you may submit your ballot by mail or email.


To submit a ballot by mail, download the ballot here, print it, complete it, and send it to the address listed on the first page of the ballot. To submit your ballot by email, you may download the Word document here, complete it, and email it as an attachment to the address on the first page of the document, or you may type your nominations (in their correct categories) in the body of an email.

Be aware that WFC 2020 will include a nomination ballot in the next Progress Report, which will be published in April. WFC 2020 will also send a ballot to every WFC member from 2018, 2019, and 2020 via postal mail around that same time period.

Before you submit your ballot, please keep these in mind:

  • Books and stories must have a 2019 copyright date

  • You must be a supporting or attending member of WFC 2018, 2019, or 2020. Your name will be validated

  • Ballots must be received by May 31, 2020

  • You may submit one ballot only