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 that Anne Nicholls and myself will be part of the upcoming fantasy anthology ‘Art of War’.  Edited by Petros Triantafylloy for, all proceeds from the book will aid the charity MSF (Doctors Without Borders). 

Publication is due early in 2018, in paperback and ebook formats.  There will also be a limited, numbered edition.

38 authors are taking part:  
Mark Lawrence, Ed Greenwood, Brian Scott Staveley, Christian G. (Miles) Cameron,
John Gwynne, Sebastien De Castell, Mitchell Hogan, Stan Nicholls, Rob Hayes,
Charles Phipps, Mazarkis Williams, Ben Galley, Graham Austin-King,
Michael R. Fletcher, Nicholas Eames, Anna Smith Spark, Anna Stephens,
Ed McDonald, RJ Barker, Sue Tingey, Benedict Patrick, Michael Miller, Dyrk Ashton, Laura M Hughes, Steven Poore, Timandra Whitecastle, Steven Kelliher,
J.P. Ashman, Brandon Draga, David T. Palmer, Anne Nicholls, Dominick Murray,
RB Watkinson, Charles F Bond, Ulff Lehmann, Tom Gaskin, Zachary Barnes, Nathan Boyce.
Details here.

I’m hoping to have stories coming up in a couple of other anthologies, and I’ll post the details here as known.