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World Fantasy Awards Ballot

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2013 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, November 6-9, 2014 in Washington DC.  The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Ellen Datlow and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and were announced earlier this month.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:



  • “Wakulla Springs”, Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages ( 10/2/13)
  • Black Helicopters, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
  • “The Sun and I”, K.J. Parker (Subterranean Summer ’13)
  • “Burning Girls”, Veronica Schanoes ( 6/19/13)
  • Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)

Short Fiction:

  • “The Ink Readers of Doi Saket”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt ( 4/24/13)
  • “The Prayer of Ninety Cats”, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean Spring ’13)
  • “Effigy Nights”, Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld 1/13)
  • “Selkie Stories Are for Losers”, Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons 1/7/13)
  • “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love”, Rachel Swirsky (Apex 3/13)




  • Galen Dara
  • Zelda Devon
  • Julie Dillon
  • John Picacio
  • Charles Vess

Special Award – Professional:

  • John Joseph Adams, for magazine and anthology editing
  • Ginjer Buchanan, for editing at Ace Books
  • Irene Gallo, for art direction of
  • William K. Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Jeff VanderMeer & Jeremy Zerfoss, for Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Abrams Image)
  • Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press

Special Award – Nonprofessional:

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Marc Aplin, for Fantasy-Faction
  • Kate Baker, Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace, for Clarkesworld
  • Leslie Howle, for Clarion West administration
  • Mieneke van der Salm, for A Fantastical Librarian

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