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FINALISTS: 2015 World Fantasy Awards

The finalists for the World Fantasy Awards have been announced!

Update (7/12/15): The ballot has been amended to show “The Devil in America” by Ursula Vernon takes the place of Kai Ashante Wilson in the short story category. Wilson’s story was found to be too long for the short story category.


  • We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory (Tachyon)
  • “Where the Trains Turn”, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen ( 11/19/14)
  • Hollywood North”, Michael Libling (F&SF 11-12/14)
  • “The Mothers of Voorhisville”, Mary Rickert ( 4/30/14)
  • “Grand Jeté (The Great Leap)”, Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer ’14)
Short Fiction
  • “I Can See Right Through You”, Kelly Link, (McSweeney’s 48)
  • Do You Like to Look at Monsters?, Scott Nicolay (Fedogan & Bremer)
  • “Death’s Door Café”, Kaaron Warren (Shadows & Tall Trees 2014)
  • “The Devil in America”, Ursula Vernon (Apex Magazine, January 2014)
  • “The Fisher Queen”, Alyssa Wong (F&SF 5-6/14)
  • Samuel Araya
  • Galen Dara
  • Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Erik Mohr
  • John Picacio
Special Award – Professional
  • John Joseph Adams, for editing anthologies and Nightmare and Fantasy magazine
  • Jeanne Cavelos, for Odyssey writing workshops
  • Sandra Kasturi & Brett Alexander Savory, for ChiZine Publications
  • Gordon Van Gelder, for F&SF
  • Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press
Special Award – Nonprofessional
  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Matt Cardin, for Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti (Subterranean)
  • Stefan Fergus, for Civilian Reader (
  • Ray B. Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
  • Patrick Swenson, for Fairwood Press

The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, November 5-8, 2015 in Saratoga Springs NY.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Ramsey Campbell and Sheri S. Tepper, and were announced earlier this month.

Congrats to all the all!

About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

2 Comments on FINALISTS: 2015 World Fantasy Awards

    I finished up WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE earlier today, so I’m rooting for that one too!

  2. Oops. You’ve got “My Real Children by Helene Wecker (Tor; Corsair)” – should be Jo Walton. Looks like a nice lineup to me.

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