2022 SF/F Ballots

Update 1/16/23: Tagged 13 stories from πŸ“™Paula Guran's year's best fantasy anthology (click link to highlight).

Every month, on the 1st, we add the most recommendedπŸ‘ stories from the previous month's ratings to our Year-To-Date (YTD) list, grouped by story length and current score (must be 2 or more). This is our annual library.

After year's end, during the three-month award nomination season, the YTD list becomes the SF/F Ballots list and story scores are updated as “year’s best” anthologiesπŸ“™ and award finalistsπŸ† are announced. For some awards and the Locus Recommended Reading List, we’ll create an annotated list of the finalists sorted by latest score to help people choose stories to read.

After most nominations close in March, the SF/F Ballots list becomes the Best SF/F list and story scores continue to be updated until November when the last award winners (World Fantasy) are announced. During this time, we’ll produce themed selections of outstanding storiesπŸš€✨πŸŒˆπŸ“š with final scores from the annual library.

1. Year-To-Date


1/9/23: 95% done (✓127/133)
Next Update: 2/1/23

Recommendations By010203040506070809101112
πŸ‘ABrown
πŸ‘CPayseur
πŸ‘KBurnham
πŸ‘MHaskins
πŸ‘PGuran.r
πŸ‘RHorton.r
πŸ‘STomaino
πŸ‘Tangent
πŸ‘Goodreads πŸ“˜
πŸ‘LibraryJournal πŸ“˜
πŸ‘Kirkus πŸ“˜
πŸ‘PW πŸ“˜
Note: CPayseur, KBurnham, and PGuran are a month behind because they review online stories (which generally have no advance copies) for a print magazine with a one month lead time.

2. SF/F Ballots


Here are links to ballots for various SF/F awards, 5 that are open to all, and 4 that are open to members of a convention or association. Highlighted awards are currently open for voting.

The magazine-specific awards come with a longlist link to all stories published by each magazine, with blurbs to help you remember the ones you've read and scores to guide further reading.

For the general awards, see the outstanding stories at the 2022 YTD page, grouped by length (novella, novelette, short story), by publication, by new writer (year 1, year 2), or by author.


A. Open to All

B. Open to Members
Here are some helpful aggregation lists for Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form (Metacritic's Film Critics Top Ten Lists), and Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form (Metacritic's TV Critics Top Ten Lists). GoodReads Choice Awards 2022 is also useful for science fiction novels, fantasy novels, and graphic novels.

C. Jury-Only

3. Best SF/F


1/16/23: 36% complete (πŸ†0/39; πŸ“™1/7; πŸ‘24/24; 25/70)
Next Updates:

Clicking on a completed award/year's best/reviewer link will highlight the stories whose score was increased by that award/year's best/reviewer.

1. General AwardsFinalistsWinners
Eugie May Aug 31-Sep 4 @ DragonCon
Hugo Early Apr Aug 16-20 @ WorldCon
Locus Early May Jun @ Locus Awards Weekend
Nebula Late Feb May 12-14 @ SFWA Nebula Conference
Sturgeon Apr-May Oct @ Gunn Center Conference
2. Subgenre AwardsFinalistsWinners
British Fantasy Jul Sep 15-17 @ FantasyCon
BSFA Feb Apr 7-10 @ Eastercon
Lambda March Jun @ Lammys
Otherwise March May 26-29 @ WisCon
Shirley Jackson May Jul 13-16 @ ReaderCon
Stoker Feb Jun 15-18 @ StokerCon
World Fantasy Jul Oct 26-29 @ World Fantasy Convention
3. Readers AwardsFinalistsWinners
Analog Mar Jul-Aug Issue
Apex Jan
Asimov's Mar Jul-Aug Issue
Clarkesworld Jan Mar
Uncanny Mid-Jan Feb
BooklistπŸ†πŸ†
ChoiceπŸ†πŸ†
Reading List Late-Jan Mar
4. Year's BestHonorable MentionTable of Contents
Best American SF/F Nov Nov
Neil Clarke Nov
5. Subgenre BestHonorable MentionTable of Contents
Allan Kaster Jun
Ellen Datlow Mar
Paula Guran (F)πŸ“™₂PGuran.F+1
Paula Guran (DF&H) Mar
6. ReviewersRecommendedAward Worthy
Alex BrownπŸ‘ABrown+1πŸ‘ABrown+2
A.C. WiseπŸ‘ACWise+1πŸ‘ACWise+2
Karen BurnhamπŸ‘KBurnham+1πŸ‘KBurnham+2
Maria HaskinsπŸ‘MHaskins+1πŸ‘MHaskins+2
Paula GuranπŸ‘PGuran+1πŸ‘PGuran+2
Rich HortonπŸ‘RHorton.r+1πŸ‘RHorton.r+2
Sam TomainoπŸ‘STomaino+1πŸ‘STomaino+2
TangentπŸ‘Tangent+1πŸ‘Tangent+2
GoodreadsπŸ‘Goodreads+1πŸ“˜πŸ‘Goodreads+2πŸ“˜
Library JournalπŸ‘LibraryJournal+1πŸ“˜πŸ‘LibraryJournal+2πŸ“˜
Kirkus ReviewsπŸ‘Kirkus+1πŸ“˜πŸ‘Kirkus+2πŸ“˜
Publishers' WeeklyπŸ‘PW+1πŸ“˜πŸ‘PW+2πŸ“˜


Eric Wong
Updated Tuesday January 16, 2023

1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. The 2022 Clarkesworld Poll is taking nominations now through Friday Jan 27 8pm EST: http://neil-clarke.com/2022-clarkesworld-poll-nomination-phase/

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