Individual members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to nominate books for the 2018 Mythopoeic Awards, and/or to volunteer to serve on any of the committees. (You need not join the committee to make nominations.) The deadline for committee volunteers and for nominations (limit of five per person per category, please!) is February 10, 2018; please send nominations to the awards administrator (see contact info below) via e-mail (preferred) or U.S. mail. Authors, publishers, and their representatives may not nominate their own books for any of the awards. Books published by the Mythopoeic Press are not eligible for the awards. The Mythopoeic Society does not accept or review unsolicited manuscripts.
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 in 2017 that best exemplifies “the spirit of
the Inklings”. Books not selected as finalists in the year after publication are eligible for a second year.
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 honors books for beginning readers 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 award a borderline book is best
suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees. Books for mature “Young Adults” may be moved
to the Adult literature category.
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 from 2015 through 2017 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.
Winners of the 2018 Mythopoeic Awards will be announced at the 49th Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon 49), to be held July 20-23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Please contact Dr. Vicki Ronn, the Awards Administrator, to nominate books, volunteer for committees, or ask
questions about the Mythopoeic Awards process.
Dr. Vicki Ronn
2100 W. University Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213