The David Gemmell
Awards for Fantasy



Note to aspiring writers
It’s always good to hear from you, and I’m more than happy to answer your questions about the craft of writing and the publishing business if I can.  What I can’t do is undertake to read/critique your manuscript.  Nor can I help you find a publisher or agent.  Sorry, but if I said yes to the many requests I get I’d spend all my time reading your work and never doing my own.  The best advice I can offer if you want to be a writer is … write.  A lot.  And read copiously too, to learn from the way others do it. 
Good luck!


Voting on the longlists for 2018’s David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy closed on 30th March. 

The shortlists will be announced and voting opened at midday (GMT) on Friday 20th April (until 1st June). 

The presentation ceremony will take place as part of Edge-Lit 7 on the evening of Saturday 14th July.  Details of Edge-Lit and the venue are here.

The awards’ website is here, and the official Facebook page, which is a good source of news about the awards and David Gemmell’s fiction, here.