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Good news, everyone!


The shortlists for the British Fantasy Awards 2017 have been announced and they look a little something like this (you can read the full list of categories here at the BFS website) :


Best Independent Press
Alchemy Press
Fox Spirit Books
Grimbold Press
NewCon Press
TTA Press

Best Artist
Ben Baldwin
Evelinn Enoksen
Sarah Anne Langton
Daniele Serra

Featured Image -- 3586Best Anthology
Asian Monsters ed. Margrét Helgadóttir
Dead Letters ed. Conrad Williams
Fight Like a Girl ed. Joanne Hall & Roz Clarke
People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction ed. Lightspeed Magazine
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales ed. Dominik Larisien & Navah Wolfe
Something Remains ed. Peter Coleborn and Pauline E Dungate

Best Collection
The Parts We Play – Stephen Volk
Secret Language – Neil Williamson
Sharp Ends – Joe Abercrombie
Some Will Not Sleep – Adam Nevill
A Tiding of Magpies – Pete Sutton
The Unheimlich Menoeuvre – Tracy Fahey

Best Short Fiction
Charmed Life – Simon Avery
Greenteeth – Gary Budden
The Watcher – Sammy HK Smith
Waxy – Camilla Grudova
White Rabbit – Georgina Bruce
The Women’s Song – Nadine West

Best Fantasy Novel
The High King’s Vengeance – Steven Poore
The Silver Tide – Jen Williams
The Summer Goddess – Joanne Hall
The Tiger and the Wolf – Adrian Tchaikovsky


Which is just AMAZING. Seriously, not sure what to say… I’m completely wowed to be shortlisted, and to be shortlisted alongside a fellow Grimbold author AND two of my favourite contemporary fantasy authors is absolutely incredible. Could not be more delighted and surprised!

Massive congrats too to my friend and partner-in-criminality Roz Clarke as we share a nomination for the editing of Fight Like A Girl, which includes Nadine West’s story “The Women’s Song” and has cover art by Sarah Anne Langton. And to fellow Grimmies Pete Sutton whose A Tiding of Magpies (Kensington Gore) has been nominated for best collection, and to Sammy HK Smith and EvelinnEnoksen for their nominations for Best Short Story and Best Artist respectively.

And Grimbold has a nod for Best Independent Press – not bad for the Kitty Collective!

Congrats to all the nominees – every one’s a winner, baby!