The short lists for this year’s British Fantasy Awards were announced at the weekend. Bristol people have done rather well.
To start with, Pete Sutton’s A Tiding of Magpies is on the list for Best Collection. It is Pete’s first book, so that’s a pretty impressive achievement.
In the Best Anthology category we have Fight Like a Girl, edited by Joanne Hall and Roz Clarke. Lots of my friends are in this one, and of course there was that spectacular launch event.
That book is published by Kristell Ink. Jo does a lot of work for them, in particular for their fantasy imprint, Grimbold. And Grimbold is on the list of finalists for Best Independent Press.
Which is all very impressive but it doesn’t stop there, because Jo’s The Summer Goddess is on the list for Best Novel.
The results will be announced at Fantasycon in Peterborough over the weekend Sept. 29th – Oct. 1st.