World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

The World Fantasy Awards bods have now announced the books in the running for their 2019 awards.

Said awards will be hosted at the World Fantasy Convention (October 31st 2018-November 3rd 2019 at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in the USA).

Here’s the works …

World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.
World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey (John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang (Harper Voyager).
Witchmark by C. L. Polk (
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga Press).

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander (
The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark (
The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean Press).
“The Privilege of the Happy Ending” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Aug. 2018).
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (

“The Ten Things She Said While Dying: An Annotation” by Adam-Troy Castro (Nightmare Magazine, July 2019).
“A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, February 2018).
“Ten Deals with the Indigo Snake” by Mel Kassel (Lightspeed, October 2018).
“The Court Magician” by Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed, January 2018).
“Like a River Loves the Sky” by Emma Törzs (Uncanny Magazine, March-April 2018).

Sword and Sonnet, edited by Aidan Doyle, Rachael K. Jones, and E. Catherine Tobler (Ate Bit Bear).
The Book of Magic, edited by Gardner Dozois (Bantam Books US/HarperVoyager UK).
Best New Horror #28, edited by Stephen Jones (Drugstore Indian Press UK).
Robots vs. Fairies, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe (Saga Press).
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction, edited by Irene Gallo (

The Tangled Lands, by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell (Saga Press/Head of Zeus UK).
Still So Strange, by Amanda Downum (ChiZine Publications).
An Agent of Utopia: New & Selected Stories, by Andy Duncan (Small Beer Press).
How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit).
Phantom Limbs, by Margo Lanagan (PS Publishing).


Rovina Cai.
Galen Dara.
Jeffrey Alan Love.
Shaun Tan.
Charles Vess.


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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