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!


I’m pleased to announce that next year’s David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy presentation ceremony will take place on Saturday 14th July. 

As 2018 marks the awards’ tenth anniversary we’re hoping for a stellar line-up of guest speakers and presenters, with the ceremony extended to accommodate the celebration.  I’ll post more details about the attendees as known.

The ceremony will again be part of Edge-Lit in Derby, as it was this year, and the Edge-Lit programme should also include several items relevant to David Gemmell and heroic fantasy. 

The venue for Edge-Lit 7 and the Gemmell Awards is the QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS, and the website is here.