Announcing the Winners of the 2022 World Fantasy Awards

by Sharon Browning

The World Fantasy Awards are given each year for outstanding achievement in fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year. Organized and overseen by the World Fantasy Convention, the awards are given each year at the annual convention as the central focus of the event. This year’s Convention, held in New Orleans, was celebrated last weekend; here is a list of this year’s award winners.

World Fantasy Awards
Samuel R. Delany


  • Samuel R. Delany
  • Terri Windling


  • WINNER: 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


  • WINNER: And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed
  • “For Sale by Owner” by Elizabeth Hand (When Things Get Dark)
  • Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
  • Finches by A. M. Muffaz
  • “A Canticle for Lost Girls” by Isabel Yap (Never Have I Ever: Stories)


  • WINNER: “(emet)” by Lauren Ring (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug 2021)
  • “The Failing Name” by Eugen Bacon and Seb Doubinsky (Fantasy Magazine, Aug. 2021)
  • “The Demon Sage’s Daughter” by Varsha Dinesh (Strange Horizons, 8 Feb 2021)
  • “If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark (Uncanny Magazine #42, Sep/Oct 2021)
  • “#Spring Love, #Pichal Pairi” by Usman T. Malik (, Mar 3 2021)
  • “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine #39, Mar/Apr 2021)


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The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), ed. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • WINNER: The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), ed. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 Edition), eds. Charlatan Bardot and Eric J. Guignard
  • When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson, ed. Ellen Datlow
  • The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror Volume Two, ed. Paula Guran
  • Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology, eds. Alex Hernandez, Matthew David Goodwin, Sarah Rafael García


  • WINNER: Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan by Usman T. Malik
  • Tales the Devil Told Me by Jen Fawkes
  • Big Dark Hole: Stories by Jeffrey Ford
  • The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales by Angela Slatter
  • The Ghost Sequences by A. C. Wise
  • Never Have I Ever: Stories by Isabel Yap


World Fantasy Awards
“Miranda and Caliban” by Tran Nguyen
  • WINNER: Tran Nguyen
  • Brom
  • Odera Igbokwe
  • Aleksandra Skiba
  • Charles Vess


  • WINNER: Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, for Monstress Volume Six: The Vow (Image Comics)
  • Charlie Jane Anders, for Never Say You Can’t Survive (Tordotcom)
  • Cam Collins and Steve Shell, for Old Gods of Appalachia (podcast)
  • Irene Gallo, for
  • William K. Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Sheree Renée Thomas, for editing F&SF


  • WINNER: Tonia Ransom, for Nightlight: A Horror Fiction Podcast
  • Gautam Bhatia and Vanessa Rose Phin, for Strange Horizons
  • Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, for Hellebore
  • Michael Kelly, for Undertow Publications
  • Arley Sorg and Christie Yant, for Fantasy Magazine
  • Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine

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