The World Fantasy Awards Finalists for 2022 have been announced. The awards have been granted by the World Fantasy Convention since 1975 and celebrate outstanding fantasy fiction works that were published the previous calendar year.
This year’s judges were C. S. E. Cooney, Julie Crisp, C. C. Finlay, Richard Kadrey, and Misha Stone. The finalists and lifetime achievement recipients are as follows:
“The Failing Name”, Eugen Bacon & Seb Doubinsky
“The Demon Sage’s Daughter”, Varsha Dinesh
(Strange Horizons 2/8/218)
“If the Martians Have Magic”, P. Djèlí Clark (Uncanny 9-10/21)
“#Spring Love, #Pichal Pairi”, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com 3/3/21)
“Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/21)
“(emet)”, Lauren Ring (F&SF 7-8/21)
Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 Edition), Charlatan Bardot & Eric J. Guignard, eds. (Dark Moon)
When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Titan)
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror Volume Two, Paula Guran, ed. (Pyr)
The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, ed. (Jembefola)
Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology, Alex Hernandez, Matthew David Goodwin & Sarah Rafael García, eds. (Mad Creek)
Special Award – Non-Professional
Gautam Bhatia & Vanessa Rose Phin, for Strange Horizons
Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, for Hellebore
Michael Kelly, for Undertow Publications
Tonia Ransom, for Nightlight: A Horror Fiction Podcast
Arley Sorg & Christie Yant, for Fantasy
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
Samuel R. Delany
The winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Award Banquet in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 6, 2022.
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