The Ravenheart Award, named for one of David Gemmell’s novels, is given to the artist/s responsible for the year’s best fantasy book cover art, as chosen by open vote.
The trophy, pictured here, is created annually by Lee Blair, and was first presented at our 2014 ceremony.
Voting on 2016’s Ravenheart 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.
You can view larger versions of the artwork from each of the nominees here.
James Annal for Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Pan Macmillan)
Tommy Arnold for Skyborn by David Dalglish (Orbit)
Kerem Beyit for The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron (Gollancz)
Jason Chan for The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence (Harper/Voyager)
Wendy Chan for Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight (Orbit)
Alejandro Colucci for The Boy Who Wept Blood by Den Patrick (Gollancz)
Bastien Lecouffe Deharme for The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks (Orbit)
Krzysztof Domaradzki for Old Man’s Ghosts by Tom Lloyd (Gollancz)
Larry Elmore & Carol Russo Design for Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia
Mark Ferrari for The Flotsam Trilogy Omnibus by Peter M Ball (Apocalypse Ink
Christopher Gibbs for The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox
Sam Green for Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz)
Manuela Hackl for Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell (Jo Fletcher Books)
Mohamad Hani/Archangel Images for An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Teddy Eduardo Iglesias for The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Patrick Insole for The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams (Headline)
Jaime Jones for The Vagrant by Peter Newman (Harper/Voyager)
Nik Keevil & Nick Castle for Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan(Orbit)
Patrick Knowles for Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs (Gollancz)
Laura B for Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan (Gollancz)
Tim McDonagh for The Hunter’s Kind by Rebecca Levene (Hodder & Stoughton)
Chris McGrath for The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (Orbit)
Jackie Morris for Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb (Harper/Voyager)
Lauren Panepinto for The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin (Orbit)
Lauren Panepinto, Gene Mollica & Michael Frost for The Autumn Republic by
Brian McClellan (Orbit)
Rhett Podersoo for Those Above by Daniel Polansky (Hodder & Stoughton)
Larry Rostant for The Skull Throne by Peter V Brett (Harper/Voyager)
Larry Rostant for Black Wolves by Kate Elliott (Orbit)
Larry Rostant for War of Shadows by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit)
Larry Rostant for Reign of Iron by Angus Watson (Orbit)
Duncan Spilling for Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan (Orbit)
Steve Stone for Battlemage by Stephen Aryan(Orbit)
Steve Stone for The Dagger’s Path by Glenda Larke (Orbit)
Raymond Swanland for Archaon: Lord of Chaos by Rob Sanders (Black Library)
Andrew Unangst for Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu (Gollancz)
Stephen Youll for The Silver Kings by Stephen Deas (Gollancz)
Paul Young for Ruin by John Gwynne (Pan Macmillan)
Paul Young for Acendant’s Rite by David Hair (Jo Fletcher Books)
Paul Young for Valkyrie’s Song by MD Lachlan (Gollancz)