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The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume novel, or single-author story collection for adults published during the previous two years that best show more exemplifies “the spirit of the Inklings”. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature, established 1992, honors books for younger readers (from “Young Adults” to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. From 1971 until 1991, there was one award for all fantasy literature of any age level.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. show less
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Winner 40

WorkYear
When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb2023
Or What You Will by Jo Walton2022
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune2021
Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems by Theodora Goss2020
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik2019
Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr by John Crowley2018
Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip2017
Uprooted by Naomi Novik2016
Tales from Rugosa Coven by Sarah Avery2015
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker2014
Digger, Vol. 1 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 2 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 3 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 4 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 5 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 6 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger: The Complete Omnibus Edition by Ursula Vernon2013
The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein2012
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord2011
Lifelode by Jo Walton2010
Breath and Bone by Carol Berg2009
Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg2009
In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne Valente2008
In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente2008
Solstice Wood by Patricia A. McKillip2007
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman2006
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke2005
Sunshine by Robin McKinley2004
Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip2003
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold2002
The Innamorati by Midori Snyder2001
Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle2000
Stardust by Neil Gaiman1999
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by A.S. Byatt1998
The Wood Wife by Terri Windling1997
Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand1996
Something Rich and Strange by Patricia A. McKillip1995
The Porcelain Dove, or, Constancy's Reward by Delia Sherman1994
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen1993
A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason1992

Finalist 188

WorkYear
When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb2023
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill2023
The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings2023
Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott2023
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd2023
Or What You Will by Jo Walton2022
The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison2022
Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki2022
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke2022
A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark2022
Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix2022
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune2021
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman2021
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko2021
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia2021
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix2021
Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems by Theodora Goss2020
The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark2020
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow2020
Lent by Jo Walton2020
The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson2020
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik2019
Borderline by Mishell Baker2019
Impostor Syndrome by Mishell Baker2019
Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker2019
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan2019
Deep Roots by Ruthanna Emrys2019
The Litany of Earth by Ruthanna Emrys2019
Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys2019
Circe by Madeline Miller2019
Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr by John Crowley2018
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman2018
Snow City by G. A. Kathryns2018
Passing Strange by Ellen Klages2018
The Changeling by Victor LaValle2018
Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip2017
Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston2017
Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal2017
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater2017
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater2017
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater2017
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater2017
The Just City by Jo Walton2017
Necessity by Jo Walton2017
The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton2017
Uprooted by Naomi Novik2016
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black2016
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro2016
A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston2016
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older2016
Tales from Rugosa Coven by Sarah Avery2015
The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman2015
Songs for Ophelia by Theodora Goss2015
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris2015
Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill2015
Locke & Key: Clockworks by Joe Hill2015
Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill2015
Locke & Key: Head Games by Joe Hill2015
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill2015
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill2015
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker2014
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman2014
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone2014
Sleepless Knights by Mark H Williams2014
Digger, Vol. 1 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 2 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 3 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 4 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 5 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger, Vol. 6 by Ursula Vernon2013
Digger: The Complete Omnibus Edition by Ursula Vernon2013
Boneland by Alan Garner2013
The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner2013
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner2013
The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan2013
Death and Resurrection by R. A. MacAvoy2013
Hide Me among the Graves by Tim Powers2013
The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein2012
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern2012
The Heavenly Fox by Richard Parks2012
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente2012
Among Others by Jo Walton2012
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord2011
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay2011
The Bards of Bone Plain by Patricia A. McKillip2011
A Cup of Normal by Devon Monk2011
Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn2011
Lifelode by Jo Walton2010
Bloodstone by Barbara Campbell2010
Foxfire by Barbara Campbell2010
Heartwood by Barbara Campbell2010
Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter's Tales by Greer Gilman2010
Avilion by Robert Holdstock2010
Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente2010
Breath and Bone by Carol Berg2009
Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg2009
Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory2009
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin2009
The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia A. McKillip2009
An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe2009
In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne Valente2008
In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente2008
In the Forest of Forgetting by Theodora Goss2008
The New Moon's Arms by Nalo Hopkinson2008
Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay2008
Fugitives of Chaos by John C. Wright2008
Orphans of Chaos by John C. Wright2008
Titans of Chaos by John C. Wright2008
Solstice Wood by Patricia A. McKillip2007
The Line Between by Peter S. Beagle2007
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke2007
The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue2007
The Necessary Beggar by Susan Palwick2007
Three Days to Never by Tim Powers2007
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman2006
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood2006
The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold2006
Metallic Love by Tanith Lee2006
The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl by Tim Pratt2006
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke2005
The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker2005
Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand2005
Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip2005
The Knight by Gene Wolfe2005
The Wizard by Gene Wolfe2005
Sunshine by Robin McKinley2004
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold2004
Fudoki by Kij Johnson2004
Changing Planes by Ursula K. Le Guin2004
In the Forests of Serre by Patricia A. McKillip2004
Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip2003
A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman2003
The Fall of the Kings by Ellen Kushner2003
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold2002
American Gods {original} by Neil Gaiman2002
Ill Met by Moonlight by Sarah A. Hoyt2002
The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin2002
Declare by Tim Powers2002
The Innamorati by Midori Snyder2001
Ravenshadow by Win Blevins2001
Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay2001
Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay2001
The Sarantine Mosaic by Guy Gavriel Kay2001
Forests of the Heart by Charles de Lint2001
Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle2000
Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A.S. Byatt2000
Dark Cities Underground by Lisa Goldstein2000
The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr2000
The Book of Knights by Yves Meynard2000
Stardust by Neil Gaiman1999
The History Of Our World Beyond The Wave: A Fantasy by R. E. Klein1999
Someplace to be Flying by Charles de Lint1999
Song for the Basilisk by Patricia A. McKillip1999
The High House by James Stoddard1999
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by A.S. Byatt1998
Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle1998
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman1998
Trader by Charles de Lint1998
The Gift by Patrick O'Leary1998
The Wood Wife by Terri Windling1997
One For The Morning Glory by John Barnes1997
Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip1997
Fair Peril by Nancy Springer1997
Litany of the Long Sun: Nightside the Long Sun and Lake of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe1997
Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand1996
Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop1996
All the Bells on Earth by James P. Blaylock1996
The Book of Atrix Wolfe by Patricia A. McKillip1996
The Dragon Path: Collected Tales of Kenneth Morris by Kenneth Morris1996
Something Rich and Strange by Patricia A. McKillip1995
The Dubious Hills by Pamela Dean1995
The Hollowing by Robert Holdstock1995
Temporary Agency by Rachel Pollack1995
The Porcelain Dove, or, Constancy's Reward by Delia Sherman1994
The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle1994
The Cygnet and the Firebird by Patricia A. McKillip1994
Deerskin by Robin McKinley1994
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen1993
The Paper Grail by James P. Blaylock1993
Last Call by Tim Powers1993
The Grail of Hearts by Susan Shwartz1993
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis1993
A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason1992
Tam Lin by Pamela Dean1992
Moonwise by Greer Ilene Gilman1992
The Sorceress and the Cygnet by Patricia A. McKillip1992
Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper1992

Descriptions

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume novel, or single-author story collection for adults published during the previous two years that best exemplifies “the spirit of the Inklings”. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature, established 1992, honors books for younger readers (from “Young Adults” to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. From 1971 until 1991, there was one award for all fantasy literature of any age level.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy.

(English, Member-written)
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the previous three years are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award. (English, Member-written)

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume novel, or single-author story collection for adults published during the previous year that best exemplifies “the spirit of the Inklings”. Books are eligible for two years after publication unless short-listed during their first year of eligibility. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears.

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature was established in 1992 and honors books for younger readers (up to age thirteen) in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult literature award. The question of which category a borderline book belongs to will be decided by consensus of the committees. Books for mature “Young Adults” may be moved to the Adult literature category. From 1971 until 1991, we gave one award for all fantasy literature.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the previous three years are eligible. Short-listed books from the previous year are automatically re-nominated for the next year’s long list.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth & Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award. Short-listed books from the previous year are automatically re-nominated for the next year’s long list.

From 1971 until 1991, the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award was a single award given for Inklings Studies until the establishment of the Myth & Fantasy Studies category. The first award under this new category was given in 1992.

Process

The Mythopoeic Awards are chosen from books nominated by individual members of the Mythopoeic Society. Anyone in the Society can nominate a book to any of the four award categories; selections of finalists and award recipients will be made by the relevant committee, which are comprised of Society volunteers. Authors, publishers, and/or their representatives may not nominate their own books, nor are books published by the Mythopoeic Press eligible. The Mythopoeic Society does not accept or review unsolicited manuscripts.

The Mythopoeic Society also awards the Alexei Kondratiev Award for the best Student Papers presented at Mythcon.

(English, Member-written)
URL: https://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm
Outstanding works in the fields of myth, fantasy, and the scholarly study of these areas (Russian, Member-written)

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