British Fantasy Society Awards Shortlists Announced

Huge congratulations to all those shortlisted but a special shout out to Shona Kinsella who has been shortlisted with novella The Flame and the Flood

Book cover design cover for Fox Spirit’s The Flame & The Flood by artist Sarah Anne Langton

Very well deserved recognition for Shona in the novella category.

In Slyvo, one child in a hundred is born with an affinity: a magical link to an element, able to shape and use it as they choose. If they are lucky they will become a master craftsman, able to command high prices; if they are unlucky, the factories always demand new wielders, kept as slaves and worked to exhaustion. Talis and Almoris are free wielders, dedicating their lives to helping wielders leave the country for better lives abroad. But not everyone believes in their mission, and not everyone can be trusted – when Almoris takes in a runaway, they find themselves pulled into a mission that puts their lives in danger and threatens both their loyalties and their love. 

Best Novella

Jurors: Timy Takács, Phillip Irving, Ellis Saxey, Kshoni Gunputh, Alasdair Stuart

  • The Flame and the Flood, Shona Kinsella (Fox Spirit)
  • Honeybones, Georgina Bruce (TTA Press)
  • The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, Zen Cho (Tordotcom)
  • Ring Shout, P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)
  • A Song for the End, Kit Power (Horrific Tales Publishing)
  • Triggernometry, Stark Holborn (Rattleback Books)

You can view the full list of all categories here 

I can’t resist a few extra shout outs here too

Extra foxy congratulations to

The Full Lid 
Daniele Serra 
Ginger Nuts of Horror
Black Shuck
Breaking the Glass Slipper, PodCastle and PsuedoPod
Charlotte bond & Robert Shearman
Georgina Bruce & Zen Cho


BFS Awards Shortlists

We’ve had a good day so far.  The BFS Awards shortlists have been announced.

This year Fox Spirit has been shortlisted for Best Indie Press for the third year running, an honour we won in 2015.

Writer Margret Helgadottir is shortlisted for Best Collection with The Stars Seem So Far Away, a selection of short stories that take place in the same world and build to a shared conclusion.

African Monsters edited by Margret Helgadottir and Jo Thomas is shortlisted for Best Anthology. The collection is a coffee table style books featuring stories by writers from or with strong links to African countries and some stunning artwork.

In previous years anthology Tales of Eve (2014) and fantasy novel Breed by K.T. Davies (2015) have also been shortlisted.

You can see all the shortlists in full here. Huge congratulations to everyone who has made the lists, it is excellent company to be in as always.

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