Misc Literature Awards


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Quick Award List: Agathas * * Arthurs * * Atorox (in Finnish) * * Auroras * * Author Emeritus * * Aztlans * * Bookers * * Bradbury * * BSFA Caldecott * * Campbell (writer) * * Canadian * * Carnegies * * Clarkes * * Compton Crooks * * Daphne du Maurier * * Darrells * * Dicks * * Ditmars * * Edgars * * Enchantment * * Endeavours * * European SF * * Fasslers * * Firecrackers * * Franklins * * French SF * * Gaughans * * Grand Master * * Hugos * * Ignotus * * International Fantasy * * IHG * * Kate Greenaways * * Kerrys * * Kings * * Lambdas * * Locus * * Macavity * * Minnesota * * Mythopoeics * * National Book * * National Outdoor Book * * Nebulas * * Newberys * * Nobels * * Prometheus * * Pulitzers * * Rhysling * * Russian SF * * Russian SF (in Russian) Sapphires * * SF Hall * * Sidewise * * Sir Julius Vogel * * Skylarks * * Spectrums * * Stokers * * Sydney Taylor * * Tiptrees * * Vogels * * Whitbread * * World Fantasy
Major Science Fiction Awards

For a detailed index to science fiction and fantasy anthologies up to 1983, visit the Contento Index site. For an index to anthologies, 1984-1998, visit the Brown/Contento Index site.
To the Author Emeritus list. SFWA gives out a special award to a senior writer.
To the Bradbury Award list. Occassionally, SFWA gives out a special award to a screenwriter.
To the Bram Stoker Award list. The Stokers are given out each year by the Horror Writers Association for excellence in horror writing.
To the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer list. The Campbell Award, while voted on by the members of the current World Science Fiction Convention, is administered by Dell Magazines.
To the SFWA Grand Master list. Occassionally, SFWA gives out a special award to a senior writer for a career of work.
To the Hugo Award list. The Hugos are given out each year by members of the current World Science Fiction Convention for the best in science fiction. Photos from the MagiCon Hugo Exhibit. More photos of Hugos added to the '90sand '80s pages. The WSFS Official Hugo Site is now up.
To the Hugo and Nebula Multiple Award Winners List. All the works that won these two awards.
To the SFWA Nebula Award list (includes all nominees as well as the winners). The Nebulas are given out each year by members of the Science-fiction & Fantasy Writers of America for the best in science fiction and fantasy professional publishing.
To the International Horror Guild Awards (IHG).
To the Sapphire Awards. For the best science fiction romance.
To the World Fantasy Awards. The World Fantasy Awards are given out each fall by the members of the World Fantasy Convention with final selections made by a jury for the best in published fantasy.
To the Rhysling Awards. For the best SF poetry of the year.
To the Arthur C. Clarke Award list. The Arthur C. Clarke Awards are given out each year for the best science fiction novel published in Britain the previous year.
To the British Science Fiction Awards (BSFA) list. The BSFAs are given out each year for the best science fiction published in Britain the previous year.
To The Prix Aurora Awards. The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association annual SF awards.
To the Ditmar Awards Page. For the best SF published in Australia.
To the European SF Awards Home Page. For the best SF published in Europe.
To the Atorox Awards. For the best SF or fantasy published in Finnish. Atorox is given by Turku Science Fiction Society; judges consists of various Finnish SF clubs and fans.
To the French SF Awards Page. For the best SF published in French.
To the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. For excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by New Zealanders.
To the Russian SF Awards Page. For the best SF published in Russian. Here's the Russian award information in Russian.
To the Ignotus Awards/AEFCF Awards. These national awards are for science fiction written in Spanish.
Awards Sponsored by Science Fiction Clubs or Other Sub-groups

To the Compton Crook Award. For the best first novel by a new writer, awarded by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
To the Eneavour Award. For the best science fiction or fantasy written by an author from the Northwestern US.
To the Locus Poll Winners. Given out annually by the readers of Locus magazine for the best in science fiction and fantasy for the previous year.
To the Prometheus Award for best Libertarian fiction.
To the Science Fiction Hall of Fame Inductees List. Selected by the board of directors of the J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, and the members of the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society to four individuals on the basis of their continued excellence and long-time contribution to the science fiction and fantasy field.
To the Skylark Award list. Given out annually by the New England Science Fiction Association, it honors the science fiction professional who most exemplified E. E. "Doc" Smith, the creator of the Lensmen series.
To the Gaughan Award list. Given out by a jury of artists selected by the New England Science Fiction Association to the "Best New Professional Artist."
To the Mythopoeic Award list. Given by the members of the Mythopaeic Society for new fantasy literature, and scholarship in the areas of Inklings studies and general Mythic and fantasy studies.
To the Darrell Award. Given by the Memphis Science Fiction Association in honor of Dr. Darrell C. Richardson, to a work set in the Memphis area or written by a local writer.
To the Walton Award. Given by the Friends of Jerome Walton for prolific consistency.
Juried Awards

To the Philip K. **** Award list. Awarded annually for distinguished SF published as a paperback original in the U.S.
To the International Fantasy Awards. A juried award given out during the 1950s.
To the James Tiptree, Jr. Award Home Page. "The James Tiptree, Jr. Award for the work of science fiction or fantasy published in one year which best explores or expands gender roles."
To the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History. Given by a small jury of SF and history fans, this award acknowledges excellence in alternate histories.
To the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards. Given by a jury to honor science fiction, fantasy and horror which include positive explorations of gay, *******, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues.
To the Endeavor Award. Given by a jury of SF writers for the best SF or fantasy novel by a Pacific Northwest writer.
To the Whitbread Book of the Year Awards. Given by a jury for the best in contemporary British writing.
Awards with a Jury of One

To Janice's Sorta Annual Worldcon Awards. Not really literary or even annual but highly amusing if you're a con-goer.
Major Mystery Awards

To the Agathas. Given out annually by Malice Domestic to the best "cozies" of the year.
To the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Awards given out annually by the Mystery Writers of America.
To the Macavity Awards. Given out annually by Mystery Readers International.
Poisoned Pen Awards List
To the Arthur Ellis Awards, awarded to Canadian fictive crime writers
Major Literary Awards

To the National Book Award Page. Given by the National Book Foundation to honor the best books of the year.
To the Nobel Prize list. Founded by Alfred Nobel, they honor achievement in many areas, including Literature.
To the Pulitzer Prize list. Endowed by Joseph Pulitzer, these journalism and writing awards are given by Columbia University.
To the Lambda Awards for best gay fiction.
To the Firecracker Awards for best alternative literature.
To the National Outdoor Book Awards for best book about nature. It is sponsored by the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, and Idaho State University.
Regional Awards

To the Aztlan Prize. Sponsored by Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya and the University of New Mexico, it is given each year for the best work of fiction in English by an emerging Chicana or Chicano writer.
To the Minnesota Book Awards. To acknowledge writing and illustration by Minnesota residents, overseen by the Minnesota Center for the Book.
Major National Literature Awards


To the Miles Franklin Award list. Established in honor of the Australian author, it is given annually for the novel or play of the highest literary merit, written by an Australian, presenting aspects of Australian life, and published during the preceding year. The award is adminstered by the Permanent Trustee Co Ltd of Sydney.
To the Australian/Vogel Award list. Sponsored by Vogel's Bread, it is awarded to a writer under 35 years of age for an original unpublished manuscript of fiction or Australian history or biography.

To Canada's major national literary awards page.

To the Kerry Ingredients Book of the Year list. Presented annually at opening of the The Listowel Writers Week since 1995. Awarded to the best work of fiction published in Ireland during the previous year.
United Kingdom

To the Booker McConnel Prize list. Referred to colloquially as the "Booker", this is sponsored by Booker McConnell Ltd. and is administered by the National Book League in the United Kingdom. It is awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan or South Africa.
To the Daphne du Maurier awards. Two sets of awards, one for adult short story writing, and the other for best fiction by a young person living in Cornwall.
Major Children's Literature Awards

To the Newbery Medal award list. The Newberys are given out each winter by the American Library Association for outstanding children's literature. There is also a site with text excerpts from some recent medal winners.
To the Caldecott Medal award list. The Caldecotts are given out each year by the American Library Association for outstanding illustration of a children's book.
To the Coretta Scott King award list. These awards honor a black author and a black illustrator for outstanding contributions which promote better understanding and appreciation of the culture and contribution of all peoples.
To the Land of Enchantment Children's Book Award. Voted on by the children of New Mexico for their favorite current book.
To the Joan Fassler Memorial Award. It is given annually for excellence in children's literature dealing with medical or health-related issues by the Association for the Care of Children's Health.
To the Sydney Taylor Awards. Given annually for the most distinguished contributions to Jewish children's literature.
To the British Library Association Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. Given annually for excellence in British children's literature.