2007 Mythopoeic Awards Announcement
Individual members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to nominate
books for the 2007 Mythopoeic Awards, and/or to volunteer to serve on
any of the committees. (You need not join the committee to make
nominations.) Deadline for committee volunteers and for nominations
(limit of five per person per category, please!) is February 15, 2007;
send nominations to the awards administrator (see contact info below)
via e-mail (preferred) or U.S. mail. Authors or publishers 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 the previous year 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
younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning
readers), 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.
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.
Winners of the 2007 Mythopoeic Awards will be announced at the 38th
Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon 38), to be held from August 3-6,
2007, at the Clark Kerr Conference Center in Berkeley, California.
Please contact Eleanor Farrell, the Awards Administrator, to nominate
books, volunteer for committees, or ask questions about the Mythopoeic
Mythopoeic Awards Administrator
P.O. Box 320486
San Francisco, CA 94132-0486