Submissions Now Being Accepted

The judges for the 2024 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2023, have now been empaneled. The judges read and consider eligible materials between the receipt of this letter and June 1, 2024, the earlier the better. If, for instance, something is received on May 31 the judges may well have only one day to read it before their deliberations conclude. Anything received after June 1 will receive little or no consideration.

Douglas A. Anderson             
11080 Mount Zion Road, Marcellus, MI 49067-8772; USAandersonwfa2024@gmail.comPrefers HC (strongly), then PDF, then EPUB
Stephanie FeldmanPO Box 3257; 200 W. Butler Avenue; Ambler, PA 19002-9998; USAsfwfa24@gmail.comPrefers HC, then PDF
Thomas Olde Heuvelt 

This judge’s last name is two words:  Olde Heuvelt)
351 Route de Grasse; 06140 Tourrettes-sur-Loup; Francedavid@oldeheuvelt.comPrefers HC (strongly); then PDF, then EPUB
Pat Murphy     1400 Colorado St. Ste C; Boulder City, NV 89005;  Prefers EPUB, then HC, then PDF
Dr Angela Slatter  C/ Pulp Fiction Booksellers; GPO Box 297; Brisbane, Q 4001; Australiame@angelaslatter.comPrefers HC, then MOBI, then EPUB
(Judges’ order of preference as listed above:  HC=Hard Copy; MOBI=Mobipocket ebook format; EPUB=Electronic Publication; PDF=Portable Document Format; MSWord= Microsoft Word Document)

Chairs: Debi Chowdhury and Mary Catelynn Cunningham,

The awards will be presented at the convention, to be held Thursday through Sunday, October 17-20, 2024, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 3rd Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, USA.

Until January 17th, an attending membership costs $160.00 US, which does not include the Awards Banquet, tickets for which must be purchased separately. Virtual memberships are $80.00 US. Supporting memberships are $50.00 US.From January 18th through May 31, Attending tickets will be $210, Virtual $100, and Supporting $50. From June 1st through October 11th, Attending will be $260, Virtual $130, and Supporting $50. Banquet tickets will be available in late Summer, 2023. Information and forms can be found on the convention website:

Send materials you wish to be considered by the panel directly to the addresses above, and very importantly, please mark all packages as PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS – NOT FOR SALE OR RESALE – NO COMMERCIAL VALUE — WORLD FANTASY AWARDS MATERIALS. Also, please make sure to send a file hard copy of all materials to my office at the address below so a comprehensive submission list may be kept. This is how we ensure the judges have received eligible items, and you can be sure that your work has been given fair attention.

Qualifications:  All books must have been originally published in English in 2023; magazines must have a 2023 cover date; short length stories must have been originally published in English in 2023; only living persons are eligible.

Fantasy Types:  All forms of fantasy are eligible, e.g. high, epic, dark, contemporary, literary, horror, etc.

Categories:  Life Achievement; Best Novel; Best Novella (10,001 to 40,000 words); Best Short Story; Best Anthology; Best Collection; Best Artist; Special Award—Professional; Special Award—Non‑Professional.

When submitting works shorter than novel length, please provide a word count for the judges’ benefit.

Please note that the nominees in the Life Achievement category will not be released, though the winners will be announced well before the awards banquet.

All questions pertaining to the convention should be directed to the Convention Chairs.

Questions concerning eligibility, the judges, and the awards administration may be sent to my attention.

Once again, the World Fantasy Awards Administration and the convention are most pleased to be working with you. With your continued good will and support, we shall successfully uphold the already prestigious reputation of the World Fantasy Awards.

As always, thank you very much for your time, and for your assistance.


Peter Dennis Pautz; Life Member of SWFA, HWA, and ITW; World Fantasy Awards Administration; 3519 Glen Avenue; Palmer Township, PA 18045-5812; USA

Are you a member of WFC 2022, 2023, or 2024? Visit this page for instructions on submitting your member nomination ballot.