Gemmell Awards 2013 - Archieved Post

July 17, 2013 - 4:27 pm No Comments

The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy


Countdown for longlist voting – only a fortnight days left! You get the chance to support your favourite fantasy folk by choosing from those listed on our website.

The categories are:
The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art of 2012
The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer in English of 2012 (translations welcome)
The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel of 2012 in English.

This is our fifth year and we’re going all-out to make it the biggest yet. These international awards garner votes from readers and art fans all around the world. Last year raised about 11,000 votes from 72 countries.

What’s the Gemmells’ mission? To give the reading public a real voice. We don’t have hidden votes and secret committees. We ask fans what they like so publishers know what we want more of. Also we want to raise the profile of our favourite genre, and support the writers and artists who put so much into it. And to commemorate that great man, great writer and great friend, David Gemmell. He wanted everyone to stand up and be counted because he believed that everybody counts.

The shortlists will be announced at the 9 Worlds Convention ( to be held in London from 9th to 11th August. They’ll then be posted on our luscious website, where you can vote for the winners until 31st September.

This year the Awards Ceremony will be held at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton on October 31st. ( The presentation is a glittering event with a sponsored buffet. Members of the public are welcome. You don’t even need to be registered with the WFC to come! Dress to impress.

Past winners have been from the USA, UK, France, Iceland and Poland. These truly are international awards. Even if you can’t make it in person on the night, make sure you vote at


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