2022 World Fantasy Awards

Photo of the trophy for the World Fantasy Awards. The award is on a wooden pedestal and features a gnarled tree holing a golden circle.

The finalists for the 2022 World Fantasy Awards have been announced!

Honoring the best fantasy writers as well as those whose lifetime of work has made a lasting impact on the genre each year, awards are given at the World Fantasy Convention for lifetime achievement, best novel, long fiction, short fiction, and more!

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Best Novel


The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri


Black Water Sister by Zen Cho A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward


Best Novella


And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed


When Things Get Dark, edited by Ellen Datlow Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw Finches by A.M. Muffaz  Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap


“For Sale by Owner”, Elizabeth Hand in When Things Get Dark

“A Canticle for Lost Girls”, Isabel Yap in Never Have I Ever


Best Anthology


The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction, edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki


Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World, edited by Eric J. Guignard When Things Get Dark, edited by Ellen Datlow The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two by Paula Guran Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology, edited by Alex Hernandez, Matthew David Goodwin & Sarah Rafael García


Best Short Story Collection


Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan, Usman T. Malik


Tales the Devil Told Me by Jen Fawkes Big Dark Hole by Jeffrey Ford The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales by Angela Slatter The Ghost Sequences by A.C. Wise Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap


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