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!


Ravenheart trophy by Lee Blair (left), Legend trophy by Simon Fearnhamm (middle), Morningstar trophy by Lee Blair (right)

With the winners of the three categories of the Gemmell Awards now known - the Legend Award (best novel), Morningstar Award (best fantasy debut) and Ravenheart Award (best cover art/design) - our attention turns to the presentation ceremony.  (Scroll down to last month’s update for the shortlists.) 

The ceremony takes place on the evening of Saturday 14th July, as part of Edge-Lit 7 in Derby, UK. 

Details of the venue are here.

Edge-Lit is a one day event devoted to fantastical literature.