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!


The window for publisher and public nominations for the three categories of the Gemmell Awards - the Legend (best novel), the Morningstar (best debut) and the Ravenheart (best cover art) - closed at midnight on 31st January and there was an excellent response.  The nominations and the longlists will be revealed, and voting opened, later this month.
The shortlists will go up towards the end of April. 
This year’s presentation is going to be part of Edge-Lit 6 at the Quad in Derby on the evening of Saturday 15th July.
Guests of honour confirmed for Edge-Lit so far are Joanne Harris, Stephen Baxter, Peter Newman and Jeff Noon. 

The David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy website is here
and the official Facebook page here
You can find out more about Edge-Lit and the Quad here