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British Fantasy Award Nominations Across EA!


Congratulations to the finalists of the 2022 British Fantasy Awards! Here at EA we’re especially honored to recognize:

  • Award-winning genre fiction podcasts PseudoPod and PodCastle return as Best Audio award finalists!
  • Escape Pod assistant Premee Mohamed received nominations for her horror novel A Broken Darkness, and her novella These Lifeless Things!
  • PodCastle editor Shingai Njeri Kagunda‘s novella & This is How to Stay Alive is a Best Novella finalist!
  • EA alums C.L. Clark and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki also picked up nominations.
  • And finally, join us in congratulating Alasdair Stuart and Marguerite Kenner’s weekly pop culture newsletter, The Full Lid, for its Best Nonfiction nomination!

The British Fantasy Society Awards will be presented at Fantasycon on the evening of Saturday, September 17th at the Radisson Red Hotel and Conference Centre, Heathrow.

Ignyte Award Nominations!


The 2022 Ignyte Awards finalists have been announced, and EA is honored to have returned to the Best Fiction Podcast list with three finalists — PodCastle, Escape Pod, and PseudoPod!

Congratulations to Shingai Njeri Kagunda, Eleanor Wood, Sofia Barker, Matt Dovey, Peter Behravesh, Jen R. Albert, Cherae Clark, Summer Fletcher, S.B. Divya, Mur Lafferty, Valerie Valdes, Benjamin C. Kinney, Premee Mohamed, Summer Brooks, Adam Pracht, Tina Connolly, Alasdair Stuart, Shawn Garrett, Alex Hofelich, Kat Day, Karen Menzel, Chelsea Davis, Marty Perrett and the entirety of the Escape Pod*, PseudoPod, and PodCastle teams!

This marks PodCastle’s third and Escape Pod’s second years in a row as Ignyte finalists.

Congratulations also to Shingai Njeri Kagunda for her Best Novella nomination for And This is How to Stay Alive, along with EA alums Cherae Clark, Darcie Little Badger, Zin E. Rocklyn, and Troy L. Wiggins for their nominations!

Congratulations to all of the brilliant finalists!

The 2022 #IgnyteAwards are open for public voting from now through June 10th, and will be presented on September 17th.

*2021 Escape Pod guest editor Brent C. Lambert is a member of the administration team for the Ignyte Award. To avoid any conflict and with his agreement, he has not been listed for this nomination. However the Escape Pod team absolutely feel his work contributed to Escape Pod’s 2021 success (such as its Hugo nomination that includes his name), and thank him for his grace and humility.

Hugo Nominations!


The 2022 Hugo Award finalists have been announced and EA is honored to have picked up multiple nominations!

We are thrilled to announce that both Escape Pod and PodCastle are again finalists for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine!

Congratulations to both teams:

  • Escape Pod editors S.B. Divya, Mur Lafferty, and Valerie Valdes, assistant editors Benjamin C. Kinney and Premee Mohamed, guest editor Brent C. Lambert, hosts Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart, audio producers Summer Brooks and Adam Pracht, and the entire Escape Pod team.
  • PodCastle editors Jen R. Albert, C.L. Clark, Shingai Njeri Kagunda, and Eleanor R. Wood, assistant editors Sofia Barker and Summer Fletcher, host Matt Dovey, audio producer Peter Behravesh, and the entire PodCastle team.

We’re also thrilled to see both Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya return to the Best Editor Short Form category!

But there’s MORE!

The complete list of finalists is available at the Chicon 8 website – congratulations to them all!

The Hugo Awards will be presented at the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, Chicon 8, on Sunday, September 4th in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Attending members are eligible to vote in the Hugo Awards (learn more about membership options).

2021 British Fantasy Awards Best Audio Finalists PseudoPod and PodCastle

EA Receives British Fantasy Award Nominations Once Again!


Another year, another amazing group of BRITISH FANTASY AWARD NOMINATIONS!

  • Award-winning genre fiction podcasts PseudoPod and PodCastle return to the British Fantasy Society Best Audio award as 2021 finalists.
  • Additionally, John Wiswell’s 8-Bit Free Will (PodCastle 654), has been nominated for Best Short Fiction!
  • Continuing the good news train, our very own Escape Pod’s Premee Mohamed’s novel Beneath the Rising has received a nomination for Best Horror Novel!
  • And finally, join us in congratulating Alasdair Stuart and Marguerite Kenner’s weekly pop culture newsletter, The Full Lid, for its Best Nonfiction nomination!

The British Fantasy Society Awards will be presented at Fantasycon in (COVID willing) Birmingham, England in September.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

PodCastle is an Aurora Award finalist!


Congratulations to Jen R. Albert, Cherea Clark, Setsu Uzume, Peter Behravesh, and the entire PodCastle team for their Aurora Award nomination for Best Related Work! 

EA also extends its congratulations to

  • Premee Mohamed for BENEATH THE RISING as a Best Novel finalist, and
  • Jen R. Albert for the ephemera reading series as a Best Related Fan Work finalist

Find a complete list of finalists here, and congratulations to them all!

The Aurora Awards will be presented via a virtual ceremony during Can-Con in Ottawa on 16 October, 2021. Voting begins 31 July, 2021 and closes at 11:59 pm EDT on September 4, 2021.

The Aurora awards are voted on by the members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA), a national registered non-profit society.  Membership is open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents for just $10 per calendar year.  The finalists are all Canadians who were nominated by our members for original works done in 2020.

Ignyte Awards nominations!


The 2021 Ignyte Awards finalist have been announced, and EA is honored to have returned to the the Best Fiction Podcast list with both PodCastle and Escape Pod!

Congratulations to Jen R. Albert, Cherea Clark, Setsu Uzume, Peter Behravesh, S.B. Divya, Mur Lafferty, Benjamin C. Kinney, Summer Brooks, Adam Pracht, Tina Connolly, Alasdair Stuart, and the entirety of the Escape Pod and PodCastle teams!

This marks the second year in a row PodCastle has been a finalist.

  • Cherae Clark for their Best Short Story nomination for “You Perfect, Broken Thing”
  • Justin C. Key for his Best Novelette nomination for ONE HAND IN THE COFFIN
  • and EA alums Darcie Little Badger, Eboni J. Dunbar, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, and Zin E. Rocklyn for their nominations!

Find a complete list of finalists here, and congratulations to them all!

The 2021 #IgnyteAwards are open for public voting from now through May 21st, and will be presented on September 18th as part of #FIYAHCON2021.

Multiple Hugo Nominations for EA!


The 2021 Hugo Award finalists have been announced and EA is honored to have picked up multiple nominations!

We are thrilled to announce that Escape Pod is again a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine! Congratulations to co-editors S. B. Divya and Mur Lafferty, assistant editor Benjamin C. Kinney, producers Summer Brooks and Adam Pracht, co-hosts Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart, and the entire Escape Pod team!

Joining them for their first Hugo Award nomination for Best Semiprozine, and on the heels of the British Fantasy Award win, are PodCastle! Massive congratulations to co-editors Jen Albert, C.L. Clark, assistant editor and host Setsu Uzume, producer Peter Behravesh and the entire PodCastle team!

But there’s MORE!

Finally, we’re incredibly happy to see Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya gain their inaugural Best Editor Short Form nomination, recognizing not only their podcast editorial work but their creation of the Escape Pod 15th Anniversary anthology.

Find a complete list of finalists, and congratulations to them all!

The Hugo Awards will be presented at the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, DisCon III, in December. This event has promised a virtual programming stream for digital attendees as well as a special virtual attendance membership.

PodCastle Nominated for an Ignyte Award!


The finalists for the inaugural Ignyte Awards have been announced, and PodCastle has been nominated for this prestigious accolade! Co-editors Cherae Clark and Jen R. Albert, former co-editor and special editions editor Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, host & assistant editor Setsu Uzumé, and audio producer Peter Adrian Behravesh are finalists in the Best Fiction Podcast category for their work on the podcast.

The Ignyte Awards both broaden and deepen the genre awards scene, including not only short story, novel, and art categories, but also awards for poetry, middle-grade, podcasts, and others — as well as two separate awards that celebrate contributions to genre in the pursuit of inclusiveness and equity. The Ignyte Awards reflect the business models, values, and imagination of the SFFH field, lighting a path of possibility for both new and veteran creators.

We’re excited to be nominated alongside such an amazing group of diverse creators. FIYAH has created a truly wonderful thing in such a short time frame — and they’ve managed to capture perfectly the variety of perspectives that the genre community has to offer. We are so honored.

We would like to extend our deep gratitude to PodCastle’s wonderful listeners, to the Escape Artists group of podcasts, and to the entire PodCastle team, past and present, who work tirelessly to bring you the best of fantasy fiction every week.

The team joins several other wonderful podcasts on the shortlist: NIGHTLIGHT (Tonia Thompson), LeVar Burton Reads (LeVar Burton), Beneath Ceaseless Skies (Editor Scott H. Andrews), and OBSIDIAN (Co-Creators, Producers, and Writers Adetola Abdulkadir & Safiyah Cheatam).

Nominations were sourced from the Ignyte Awards Committee: 15 BIPOC voters on FIYAHCON staff of varying genders, sexualities, cultures, disabilities, and locations throughout the world. Voting is open to the wider SFF community until September 11, 2020. Visit the convention’s website to vote now!

The winners of the 2019 Ignyte Awards will be announced virtually at FIYAHCON, October 17-18, 2020.