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 going to prison.

I’ve been invited to visit one of HM’s jails next month to talk to an inmates’ literary group. This is a first for me. I won’t name the particular institution as that wouldn’t be appropriate, but apparently fantasy is their favourite genre and they want to meet a working writer. As a believer in the curative and occasionally redemptive power of reading and writing it’s something I’ve long wanted to do. I just hope they let me out again.