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 longlists for this year’s David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy opened for voting on 16th February. 

Voting is free and open to all for the Legend Award (best novel), Morningstar Award (best fantasy debut) and Ravenheart Award (best cover art). 

The number of nominations in each category is as follows -
Legend Award: 58 titles
Morningstar Award: 20 titles
Ravenheart Award: 67 titles

You can view the nominations and vote here.

Voting on the longlists closes at midnight (GMT) on Friday 30th March.

The shortlists will be revealed and voting opened on 20th April.