Adventures Fantastic would like to congratulate all the nominees. The official Press Release follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Longlist Voting Opens for the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy 2018
The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy enters its tenth year in 2018, reaching a notable anniversary and once again honouring and celebrating the very finest in epic fantasy. Named after one of the most popular and acclaimed writers in the field, awards will be presented in the categories of best fantasy novel, best fantasy debut and best fantasy cover art.
The awards are decided entirely by public vote, and the longlists are now open for the public to have their say on what were the leading fantasy titles of the last year. In making your voice heard, you’ll give titles the chance to reach the shortlist and have the opportunity to claim one of these prestigious prizes, with the ceremony taking place at the Edge-Lit 7 event at QUAD, Derby on the 14th July.
Voting for the longlist will be open until the 30th March, with the shortlisted titles announced on the 20th April in preparation for the final vote on who will win the Legend Award, the Morningstar Award and the Ravenheart Award.
This year’s longlist features a host of previous Gemmell Awards winners, as well an exciting array of new talent, with the Morningstar longlist for best fantasy debut being one of the longest in the history of the awards.
Awards Chair Stan Nicholls said: “How fitting that the awards’ tenth anniversary should be graced with three longlists containing such a wealth of literary and creative talent. We’re particularly pleased to have so many nominations in the Morningstar category which, given David Gemmell’s support for new voices, we’re sure he’d be delighted about.”
For more information, or to cast your vote for each of the three categories of the Gemmell Awards, visit http://www.gemmellawards.com/
The David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy were launched in 2009, in tribute to bestselling fantasy author David Gemmell, who passed away in 2006, and to honour the best fiction and artwork in the heroic fantasy field. Recipients of the awards include authors Andrzei Sapkowski, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Brent Weeks, John Gwynne, Mark Lawrence, Brian McClellan and Peter Newman; and artists including Didier Graffet, Raymond Swanland, Jason Chan and Sam Green. The awards’ website page can be found at www.gemmellawards.com and its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gemmellawards/
Edge-Lit is Derby’s annual fantasy, horror and science-fiction event taking place in July each year. In 2018 it runs for the seventh time and will once again draw together an array of writing talent for a day of panels, workshops, book launches and much more. For more information, visit https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/events/edge-lit-7.aspx