Here are the winners of the 2022 World Fantasy Awards

Another excellent slate of nominees and winners

Here are the winners of the 2022 World Fantasy Awards
Image: World Fantasy Con 

The World Fantasy Convention is taking place now in New Orleans, and with the con comes the World Fantasy Awards, one of the highest honors for the fantasy genre.

This year brought some excellent nominees: I feel like it's easy to say that with every big award list that comes out, but it's not wrong: there's been a lot of fantastic titles popping up on the lists for the WFC, Hugo, Nebulas, and others, and that seems like it's a good thing for readers.  

Here are the nominees and winners (winners marked in bold.)

Best Novel

  • Black Water Sister, Zen Cho
  • A Master of Djinn, P. Djèlí Clark
  • The City Beautiful, Aden Polydoros
  • The Jasmine Throne, Tasha Suri
  • The Last House on Needless Street, Catriona Ward

Best Novella

  • “For Sale by Owner”, Elizabeth Hand (When Things Get Dark)
  • Nothing But Blackened Teeth, Cassandra Khaw (Nightfire)
  • And What Can We Offer You Tonight, Premee Mohamed (Neon Hemlock)
  • Finches, A.M. Muffaz (Vernacular)
  • “A Canticle for Lost Girls”, Isabel Yap (Never Have I Ever)

Best Short Fiction

  • “The Failing Name”, Eugen Bacon & Seb Doubinsky
    (Fantasy 8/21)
  • “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 ( 3/3/21)
  • “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/21)
  • “(emet)”, Lauren Ring (F&SF 7-8/21)

Best Anthology

  • 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)

Best Collection

  • Tales the Devil Told Me, Jen Fawkes (Press 53)
  • Big Dark Hole, Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer)
  • Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan, Usman T. Malik (Kitab)
  • The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
  • The Ghost Sequences, A.C. Wise (Undertow)
  • Never Have I Ever, Isabel Yap (Small Beer)

Best Artist

  • Brom
  • Odera Igbokwe
  • Tran Nguyen
  • Aleksandra Skiba
  • Charles Vess

Special Award – Professional

  • Charlie Jane Anders, for Never Say You Can’t Survive (Tordotcom)
  • Cam Collins & Steve Shell, for Old Gods of Appalachia (podcast)
  • Irene Gallo, for
  • Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, for Monstress Volume Six: The Vow (Image Comics)
  • William K. Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Sheree Renée Thomas, for editing F&SF

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

Lifetime Achievement

  • Terry Windling and Samuel R. Delaney