A great way to support the Luna authors and artists is to nominate their work for an award.

 

There are many awards available in Britain. As a British publisher involved in speculative fiction and non-fiction, we obviously focus on the ones relevant to us, and they are many: from The Kitschies to the British Fantasy Awards to the British Science Fiction Awards , the Gemmell Awards the Hugo Awards to name but a few.

 

Before a long list and a shortlist are created, there is a chance for fans to suggest titles, artists, etc. Multiple nominations will help an author/artist to make the longlist, which is then voted on to create the shortlist.

 

If you have enjoyed one of our books, you can show your enthusiasm by nominating the author, the artist, the book or the artwork. Each award will have several categories - make sure you explore them all.

 

Below, you will find a history of Luna's recognition as voted by the public, to honour the excellent work of our writers and artists.

 

And the nominations are...

Awards & Nominations for work published in 2018

BSFA AWARDS

Shortlist Nominations:

Best Short Fiction: Marian Womack "Kingfisher" in Lost Objects

Artwork: Bede Rogerson for Concrete Faery

Longlist Nominations:

Best Novel: Elizabeth Priest Concrete Faery

Best Short Fiction: Marian Womack "Kingfisher" in Lost Objects

Best Non-fiction: Polina Levontin and Robert S Malan for their respective articles in The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction

Artwork: Vince Haig for Lost Objects and Bede Rogerson for Concrete Faery

THE BRITISH FANTASY AWARDS

Shortlist Nominations:

 Best Newcomer: Marian Womack, Lost Objects 

Best Collection: Marian Womack, Lost Objects

Best Non-Fiction: The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Francesca T Barbini

Best Independent Press: Luna Press Publishing

Best Comic/Graphic Novel: The Prisoner, by Robert S Malan & John Cockshaw

Awards & Nominations for work published in 2017

BSFA AWARDS

Nominations:

Jay Johnstone is nominated for the cover art of The Girl from the Sky and The Sub-genres of British Fantasy Literature.

From our Steampunk Writers Around the World we have three nominations for short storiesSuna Dasi for 'Unmade', Milton Davies for 'The Swarm' and Josue' Ramos for 'The History of Your Heart'.

Allen Stroud and Anthony Laken have each obtained a nomination for best novel, The Forever Man and One Cog Turning respectively.

Peter Garrett has been nominated for his novelette, Final Diagnosis.

AJ Dalton's The Sub-genres of British Fantasy Literature has been nominated for Best Non-Fiction.

From Luna's first Call for Papers, Gender Identity and Sexuality in Fantasy and Science Fiction, the papers of Juliet E McKenna (The Myth of Meritocracy and the Reality of the Leaky Pipe and Other Obstacles in Science Fiction & Fantasy) and Kim Lakin-Smith (Doll Parts: Reflections of the Feminine Grotesque in Frances Hardinge’s Cuckoo Song and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline) have been nominated.

Shortlist:

Juliet E McKenna (The Myth of Meritocracy and the Reality of the Leaky Pipe and Other Obstacles in Science Fiction & Fantasy) has been shortlisted for Best Non-Fiction. The paper was included in Gender Identity and Sexuality in Fantasy and Science Fiction.

 

THE GEMMELL AWARDS

Nominations:

Anthony Laken is nominated in the Morningstar Award Category for his debut novel, One Cog Turning.

 

THE NOMMO AWARDS:

Shortlist:

Quest & The Sign of the Shining Beast, by writer Robert S Malan and artist John Cockshaw has been shortlisted in the Graphic Novel category.

 

THE BRITISH FANTASY AWARDS

Shortlist:

Gender Identity and Sexuality in Fantasy and Science Fiction has been shortlisted in the Best Non-Fiction Category.

WINNER:

Gender Identity and Sexuality in Fantasy and Science Fiction (Ed. by Francesca T Barbini) has won in the Best Non-Fiction Category.

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