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The World Fantasy Awards are given each year by the World Fantasy Convention for the best fantasy fiction published in English during the previous calendar year. The awards have been described by book critics such as The Guardian as a "prestigious fantasy prize",[1] and one of the three most prestigious speculative fiction awards, along with the Hugo and Nebula Awards (which cover both fantasy and science fiction).[2][3] The World Fantasy Award—Anthology is given each year for anthologies of fantasy stories by multiple authors published in English. An anthology can have any number of editors, and works in the anthology may have been previously published; awards are also given out for collections of works by a single author in the Collection category. The Anthology category has been awarded annually since 1988, though from 1977 through 1987 anthologies were admissible as nominees in the Collection category. During the ten years they were admissible for that category they won the award seven times and represented 38 of the 56 nominations.[4]

World Fantasy Award—Anthology
Awarded forThe best anthology of fantasy stories by multiple authors published in English in the prior calendar year
Presented byWorld Fantasy Convention
First awarded1988
Most recent winnerPeter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman (The New Voices of Fantasy)
Websiteworldfantasy.org/awards/

World Fantasy Award nominees and winners are decided by attendees and judges at the annual World Fantasy Convention. A ballot is posted in June for attendees of the current and previous two conferences to determine two of the finalists, and a panel of five judges adds three or more nominees before voting on the overall winner.[4][5] The panel of judges is typically made up of fantasy authors[6] and is chosen each year by the World Fantasy Awards Administration, which has the power to break ties.[4] The final results are presented at the World Fantasy Convention at the end of October.[5] Winners were presented with a statue in the form of a bust of H. P. Lovecraft through the 2015 awards; more recent winners receive a statuette of a tree.[7]

During the 31 nomination years, 114 editors have had works nominated; 36 of them have won, including co-editors. Only four editors have won more than once. Ellen Datlow has won 8 times out of 34 nominations, the most of any editor; Terri Windling has won 6 times out of 18 nominations, all of the nominations as a co-editor with Datlow; Jack Dann has won twice out of five nominations; and Dennis Etchison has won twice out of 3 nominations. After Datlow and Windling, the editors with the most nominations are Stephen Jones, who has won once out of fourteen nominations, Gardner Dozois, who has won once out of six nominations, and David Sutton and Martin H. Greenberg, who each have been nominated six times without winning. Fifteen editors in total have been nominated more than twice.

Winners and nomineesEdit

In the following table, the years correspond to the date of the ceremony, rather than when the anthology was first published. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature". Entries with a blue background and an asterisk (*) next to the editor's name have won the award; those with a white background are the other nominees on the shortlist.

  *   Winners

Year Editor Novel Publisher Ref.
1988 Kathryn Cramer* The Architecture of Fear Arbor House [8]
Peter D. Pautz*
David G. Hartwell The Dark Descent Tor Books [8]
Jeanne Van Buren Dann In the Field of Fire Tor Books [8]
Jack Dann
J. N. Williamson Masques II Maclay & Associates [8]
Anonymous Night Visions 4 Dark Harvest [8]
Christopher Evans Other Edens Allen & Unwin [8]
Robert Holdstock
Karl Edward Wagner The Year's Best Horror Stories: XV DAW Books [8]
1989 Ellen Datlow* The Year's Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [9]
Terri Windling*
Anonymous Night Visions 6 Dark Harvest [9]
Douglas E. Winter Prime Evil New American Library [9]
David Schow Silver Scream Dark Harvest [9]
1990 Ellen Datlow* The Year's Best Fantasy: Second Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [10]
Terri Windling*
Ellen Datlow Blood Is Not Enough William Morrow and Company [10]
John Skipp Book of the Dead Bantam Books [10]
Craig Spector
Joe R. Lansdale Razored Saddles Dark Harvest [10]
Pat LoBrutto
1991 Stephen Jones* Best New Horror Constable & Robinson, Carroll & Graf Publishers [11]
Ramsey Campbell*
Ellen Datlow Alien Sex Dutton Penguin [11]
Thomas F. Monteleone Borderlands Maclay & Associates, Avon Publications [11]
David Sutton Dark Voices 2: The Pan Book of Horror Pan Books [11]
Stephen Jones
Kathryn Cramer Walls of Fear William Morrow and Company [11]
Ellen Datlow The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [11]
Terri Windling
1992 Ellen Datlow* The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [12]
Terri Windling*
Martin H. Greenberg After the King: Stories in Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien Tor Books [12]
Stefan R. Dziemianowicz Famous Fantastic Mysteries Gramercy Books [12]
Robert Weinberg
Martin H. Greenberg
Charles L. Grant Final Shadows Doubleday Foundation [12]
Lewis Shiner When the Music's Over Bantam Spectra [12]
Ellen Datlow A Whisper of Blood William Morrow and Company [12]
1993 Dennis Etchison* MetaHorror Dell Abyss [13]
F. Paul Wilson Freak Show Pocket Books [13]
Richard Gilliam Grails: Quests, Visitations and Other Occurrences Unnameable Press [13]
Martin H. Greenberg
Edward E. Kramer
Peter Crowther Narrow Houses Little, Brown and Company [13]
Don Hutchison Northern Frights Mosaic Press [13]
1994 Lou Aronica* Full Spectrum 4 Bantam Spectra [14]
Amy Stout*
Betsy Mitchell*
David G. Hartwell Christmas Forever Tor Books [14]
Alison Lurie The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales Oxford University Press [14]
George Hatch Sinistre Horror's Head Press [14]
Ellen Datlow Snow White, Blood Red Morrow AvoNova [14]
Terri Windling
Ellen Datlow The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [14]
Terri Windling
1995 Ellen Datlow* Little Deaths Millennium [15]
Ellen Datlow Black Thorn, White Rose Morrow AvoNova [15]
Terri Windling
Poppy Z. Brite Love in Vein HarperPrism [15]
Martin H. Greenberg
Stephen Jones Shadows Over Innsmouth Fedogan & Bremer [15]
1996 A. Susan Williams* The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women Viking Press [16]
Richard Glyn Jones*
Nancy A. Collins Dark Love Roc Books [16]
Edward E. Kramer
Martin H. Greenberg
Stephen Jones Dark Terrors Victor Gollancz [16]
David Sutton
Steve Rasnic Tem High Fantastic Ocean View Books [16]
Lucy Sussex She's Fantastical Sybylla Feminist Press [16]
Judith Raphael Buckrich
1997 Patrick Nielsen Hayden* Starlight 1 Tor Books [17]
Stephen Jones Dark Terrors 2 Victor Gollancz [17]
David Sutton
Katharine Kerr The Shimmering Door HarperPrism [17]
Martin H. Greenberg
Ellen Datlow The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [17]
Terri Windling
1998 Nicola Griffith* Bending the Landscape: Fantasy White Wolf Publishing [18]
Stephen Pagel*
Stephen Jones Dark Terrors 3 Victor Gollancz [18]
David Sutton
Gardner Dozois Modern Classics of Fantasy St. Martin's Press [18]
Don Hutchison Northern Frights 4 Mosaic Press [18]
Douglas E. Winter Revelations HarperPrism [18]
1999 Jack Dann* Dreaming Down-Under HarperCollins Voyager [19]
Janeen Webb*
Bryan Cholfin The Best of Crank! Tor Books [19]
Stephen Jones Dark Terrors 4 Victor Gollancz [19]
David Sutton
Robert Silverberg Legends Tor Books [19]
Patrick Nielsen Hayden Starlight 2 Tor Books [19]
2000 Ellen Datlow* Silver Birch, Blood Moon Avon Publications [20]
Terri Windling*
Al Sarrantonio 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense Avon Publications [20]
Stephen Jones Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths Fedogan & Bremer [20]
Don Hutchison Northern Frights 5 Mosaic Press [20]
Ellen Datlow The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [20]
Terri Windling
2001 Sheree Thomas* Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora Warner Aspect [21]
Stephen Jones Dark Terrors 5 Victor Gollancz [21]
David Sutton
Barbara Roden Shadows and Silence Ash-Tree Press [21]
Christopher Roden
Ellen Datlow Vanishing Acts Tor Books [21]
Nalo Hopkinson Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction Invisible Cities Press [21]
Ellen Datlow The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [21]
Terri Windling
2002 Dennis Etchison* The Museum of Horrors Leisure Books [22]
Stephen Jones The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Twelve Constable & Robinson, Carroll & Graf Publishers [22]
Stephen Jones The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women Constable & Robinson, Carroll & Graf Publishers [22]
Jerad Walters Stigmata Cocytus Press [22]
Ellen Datlow The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [22]
Terri Windling
2003 Ellen Datlow* The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest Viking Press [23]
Terri Windling*
Jeff VanderMeer Leviathan, Volume Three The Ministry of Whimsy Press [23]
Forrest Aguirre
Brian Thomsen The American Fantasy Tradition Tor Books [23]
Peter Straub Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists Bard College [23]
Ellen Datlow The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [23]
Terri Windling
2004 Rosalie Parker* Strange Tales Tartarus Press [24]
Ellen Datlow The Dark: New Ghost Stories Tor Books [24]
Jack Dann Gathering the Bones HarperCollins Voyager [24]
Dennis Etchison
Ramsey Campbell
Jeff VanderMeer The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases Night Shade Books [24]
Mark Roberts
Kelly Link Trampoline: An Anthology Small Beer Press [24]
2005 Barbara Roden* Acquainted with the Night Ash-Tree Press [25]
Christopher Roden*
Sheree Thomas Dark Matter: Reading the Bones Warner Aspect [25]
Ellen Datlow The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm Viking Press [25]
Terri Windling
Harry Turtledove The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age Tor Books [25]
Noreen Doyle
Deborah Layne Polyphony, Volume 4 Wheatland Press [25]
Jay Lake
2006 Marvin Kaye* The Fair Folk Science Fiction Book Club [26]
Chris Roberson Adventure, Vol. 1 MonkeyBrain Books [26]
Neil Williamson Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction Crescent Books [26]
Andrew J. Wilson
Deborah Layne Polyphony, Volume 5 Wheatland Press [26]
Jay Lake
Stephen Jones Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth Fedogan & Bremer [26]
2007 Ellen Datlow* Salon Fantastique Thunder's Mouth Press [27]
Terri Windling*
Scott A. Cupp Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard MonkeyBrain Books [27]
Joe R. Lansdale
Sharyn November Firebirds Rising Firebird Books [27]
Joe R. Lansdale Retro-Pulp Tales Subterranean Press [27]
David Moles Twenty Epics All-Star Stories [27]
Susan Marie Groppi
2008 Ellen Datlow* Inferno Tor Books [28]
Ellen Datlow The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales Viking Press [28]
Terri Windling
Gary A. Braunbeck Five Strokes to Midnight Haunted Pelican Press [28]
Hank Schwaeble
John Klima Logorrhea Bantam Spectra [28]
Jack Dann Wizards Berkley Books [28]
Gardner Dozois
2009 Ekaterina Sedia* Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy Senses Five Press [29]
Ellen Datlow The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy Del Rey Books [29]
John Joseph Adams The Living Dead Night Shade Books [29]
Ann VanderMeer Steampunk Tachyon Publications [29]
Jeff VanderMeer
Ellen Datlow The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: Twenty-First Annual Collection St. Martin's Press [29]
Kelly Link
Gavin Grant
2010 Peter Straub* American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps/from the 1940s to Now Library of America [30]
Jonathan Strahan Eclipse Three Night Shade Books [30]
Danel Olson Exotic Gothic 3: Strange Visitations Ash-Tree Press [30]
Ellen Datlow Poe Solaris Books [30]
George R. R. Martin Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance Subterranean Press, HarperCollins Voyager [30]
Gardner Dozois
Gordon Van Gelder The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: Sixtieth Anniversary Anthology Tachyon Publications [30]
2011 Kate Bernheimer* My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me Penguin Books [31]
S. T. Joshi Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror PS Publishing [31]
Ellen Datlow Haunted Legends Tor Books [31]
Nick Mamatas
Neil Gaiman Stories: All-New Tales William Morrow and Company, Headline Review [31]
Al Sarrantonio
Jonathan Strahan Swords & Dark Magic Eos [31]
Lou Anders
John Joseph Adams The Way of the Wizard Prime Books [31]
2012 Ann Vandermeer* The Weird Corvus, Tor Books [32]
Jeff Vandermeer*
Ellen Datlow Blood and Other Cravings Tor Books [32]
Stephen Jones A Book of Horrors Jo Fletcher Books [32]
Conrad Williams Gutshot PS Publishing [32]
Ann Vandermeer The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities Harper Voyager [32]
Jeff Vandermeer
2013 Danel Olson* Postscripts #28/#29: Exotic Gothic 4 PS Publishing [33]
John Joseph Adams Epic: Legends of Fantasy Tachyon Publications [33]
Jonathan Oliver Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane Solaris Books [33]
Eduardo Jiménez Mayo Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic Small Beer Press [33]
Chris N. Brown
Jonathan Strahan Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron Random House [33]
2014 George R. R. Martin* Dangerous Women Tor Books, Voyager [34]
Gardner Dozois*
Jonathan Oliver End of the Road Solaris Books [34]
Jonathan Strahan Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy Solaris Books [34]
Stephen Jones Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013 Smith & Jones, PS Publishing [34]
Ellen Datlow Queen Victoria's Book of Spells Tor Books [34]
Terri Windling
Kate Bernheimer xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths Penguin Books [34]
2015 Kelly Link* Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales Candlewick Press [35]
Gavin J. Grant*
Ellen Datlow Fearful Symmetries ChiZine Publications [35]
Gardner Dozois Rogues Bantam Books [35]
George R. R. Martin
Rose Fox Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History Crossed Genres [35]
Daniel José Older
Michael Kelly Shadows & Tall Trees Undertow Publications [35]
2016 Silvia Moreno-Garcia* She Walks in Shadows Innsmouth Free Press [36]
Paula R. Stiles*
Simon Strantzas Aickman's Heirs Undertow Publications [36]
S. T. Joshi Black Wings IV PS Publishing [36]
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Cassilda's Song Chaosium [36]
Ellen Datlow The Doll Collection Tor Books [36]
2017 Jack Dann* Dreaming in the Dark PS Australia [37]
Karen Joy Fowler The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 Mariner Books [37]
John Joseph Adams
Ellen Datlow Children of Lovecraft Dark Horse Comics [37]
Mike Allen Clockwork Phoenix 5 Mythic Delirium [37]
Dominik Parisien The Starlit Wood Saga Press [37]
Navah Wolfe
2018 Peter S. Beagle* The New Voices of Fantasy Tachyon Publications [38]
Jacob Weisman*
Ellen Datlow Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales Pegasus Books [38]
Gardner Dozois The Book of Swords Bantam Books [38]
Mahvesh Murad The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories Solaris Books [38]
Jared Shurin
William Schafer The Best of Subterranean Subterranean Press [38]

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