The Morningstar Award, taking its name from one of David Gemmell’s bestselling novels, honours the author judged, by open vote, to have made the year’s best debut in fantasy fiction.
The Morningstar trophy is specially made by artist Lee Blair, who also created our Ravenheart trophy.
Voting on 2016’s Morningstar longlist opens at midday on Friday 13th May and closes at midnight on Friday 24th June.
Voting on the shortlist opens at midday on Friday 8th July and closes at midnight on Friday 19th August.
The presentation takes place at 8pm on Saturday 24th September at Fantasycon in Scarborough.
Stephen Aryan, Battlemage (Orbit)
Seth Dickinson, The Traitor (Pan Macmillan)
Francesca Haig, The Fire Sermon (Harper/Voyager)
Lucy Hounsom, Starborn (Pan Macmillan)
Peter Newman, The Vagrant (Harper/Voyager)
Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes (Harper/Voyager)