(winners marked in bold)

2023 Final Ballot and Life Achievement Award Winners

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Peter Crowther
John Douglas

NOVEL
Saint Death’s Daughter by C. S. E. Cooney (Solaris)
Spear by Nicola Griffith (Tordotcom Publishing)
The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings (Redhook/Orbit UK)
Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R. F. Kuang (Harper Voyager)
Siren Queen by Nghi Vo (Tordotcom Publishing)

NOVELLA
The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia (Tachyon Publications)
The House of Drought by Dennis Mombauer (Stelliform Press)
Even Though I Knew the End by C. L. Polk (Tordotcom Publishing)
Helpmeet by Naben Ruthnum (Undertow Publications)
Pomegranates by Priya Sharma (Absinthe Books)

SHORT FICTION
“The Devil Don’t Come with Horns” by Eugen Bacon (Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology)
“Incident at Bear Creek Lodge” by Tananarive Due (Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology)
“The Morning House” by Kate Heartfield (PodCastle, July 5 2022)
“Telling the Bees” by Kat Howard (The Sunday Morning Transport, Jan. 30 2022)
“Douen” by Suzan Palumbo (The Dark magazine, March 2022)

ANTHOLOGY
Screams from the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous, ed. Ellen Datlow (Tor Nightfire)
Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology, eds. Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason (William Morrow)
Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror, ed. John F. D. Taff (Tor Nightfire)
Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, eds. Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight (Tordotcom Publishing)
Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue, eds. Sheree Renée Thomas, Pan Morigan, and Troy Wiggins (Third Man Books)

COLLECTION
Dark Breakers by C. S. E. Cooney (Mythic Delirium Books)
Breakable Things by Cassandra Khaw (Undertow Publications)
All Nightmare Long by Tim Lebbon (PS Publishing)
Boys, Beasts & Men by Sam J. Miller (Tachyon Publications)
A Different Darkness and Other Abominations by Luigi Musolino (Valancourt Books)

ARTIST
Kinuko Y. Craft
Galen Dara
Matt Ottley
Lauren Raye Snow
Charles Vess

SPECIAL AWARD – PROFESSIONAL
Irene Gallo, for Tor.com
Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link, for Small Beer Press
Tim Lebbon and Daniele Serra, for Without Walls (PS Publishing)
Fiona Moore, for Management Lessons from Game of Thrones: Organization Theory and Strategy in Westeros (Edward Elgar Publishing)
Matt Ottley, for The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness (Dirt Lane Press)

SPECIAL AWARD – NON-PROFESSIONAL
Michael Kelly, for Undertow Publications
Cristina Macía, for The Celsius Festival
Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine
Dave Ring, for Neon Hemlock Press
E. Catherine Tobler, for editing The Deadlands

Judges: Dale Bailey, Kelly Robson, Ginny Smith, A. C. Wise, and Ian Whates.