Welcome to The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy!

Legend Award

Morningstar Award

Ravenheart Award

GEMMELL AWARDS SCHEDULE FOR 2017


Deadline for publishers’ nominations: Tuesday 31st January

Public nominations open on Friday 13th January and close on 31st January
(See below)


The longlists will be announced and voting begins on Friday 17th February

Voting on the longlists closes on Friday 31st March


The shortlists will be announced and voting begins on Friday 21st April

Voting on the shortlists closes on Friday 2nd June


The presentation ceremony takes place on the evening of Saturday 15th July



Public nominations


From 13th to 31st January members of the public have the chance to nominate their favourite titles for the Awards longlists alongside the nominations from publishers. Titles suggested for consideration must be in the category of epic or heroic fantasy, be traditionally published by a mainstream or independent press and have been first published in English in 2016.


Self-published titles will not be considered.


Nominations must be made by email, including the category you would like to nominate each title for - The Legend Award for best fantasy novel, The Morningstar Award for best fantasy debut or The Ravenheart Award for best fantasy art. We need to know author, title, publisher and publication date of any titles nominated.


Public nominations should be sent to Alex Davis, Awards Administrator, at bfsalex@hotmail.co.uk with the subject header GEMMELL AWARDS NOMINATIONS. Nominations must be received by midnight on the 31st January 2017 to be considered.


The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy will be presented on the evening of 15th July 2017 at the Edge-Lit 6 event in Derby.


More details: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/edge-lit-6.aspx