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HAPPY XMAS - so where's the Longlist Polls?

Hi there Friends & Members

HERE'S HOPING THAT YOU AND YOURS ARE HAVING A PEACEFUL AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON! XXX

For those of you who have popped into the website over the holidays, you've probably noticed that there's no Longlist poll as yet. Worry not! For 2013 the DGLAs will be being presented later in the year at the World Fantasy Con in Brighton (October) - so this means we've pushed our timetable back a bit - the longlist polls will appear once…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 26, 2012 at 14:46 — No Comments

AWARD CEREMONY FRIDAY!

I'm heading off from Scotland to the 'Big Smoke' tomorrow, along with Christine. Looking forward to the event and meeting those of you who are coming along on the night. Was happy to see so many Fan tickets requested this year - I'm sure it's what DG would have wanted - it makes the Ceremony a special coming together, rather than an official 'industry' do (much as we love them too!)

Don't forget that you can still email in a bid for any of the auction events as Christine will…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on June 13, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Get your Award Ceremony Tickets FREE!

Do you fancy champagne & nibbles at London’s prestigious ‘MAGIC CIRCLE HEADQUARTERS’ – to meet your most beloved Fantasy authors? And... just possibly... get to admire large, and potentially lethal weapons?! (‘Snaga’ & the ‘Swords of Night & Day’)

 

You do? So, would you like to join us on 15th June in London for this years  ceremony for the ‘David Gemmell Legend Awards’? Of course you would! *Even better, if you’re successful in the…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 10, 2012 at 13:31 — No Comments

MORNINGSTAR SHORTLISTED NOMINEE - Elspeth Cooper - 'SONGS OF THE EARTH'

[GARETH] I’d like you to about why you chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who your influences have been...

 

 

Elspeth Cooper, ‘Songs of the Earth’

I’ve been asked that question – or one very much like it – dozens of times. The short answer is: I didn’t. I…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on April 23, 2012 at 14:02 — No Comments

DGLA SHORTLISTS FOR 2012

Happy Easter everybody! Here are the...



DGLA SHORTLISTS FOR 2012:

 

 

LEGEND:

THE WISE MAN’S FEAR – Patrick Rothfuss

BLACK VEIL – Kristen Britain

THE ALLOY OF LAW – Brandon Sanderson

THE HEROES – Joe Abercrombie

BLOOD OF AENARION – William King

 

MORNINGSTAR:

PRINCE OF THORNS – Mark Lawrence

AMONG THIEVES – Douglas Hulick

THE…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on April 8, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

MORNINGSTAR BLOG 2 - Bradley P Beaulieu - 'The Winds of Khalakovo'

Please tell us a bit about why you chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who your influences have been...

 

 

Bradley P Beaulieu: - The Winds of Khalakovo 

 I've been reading fantasy practically since I learned how to read. I came across ‘The Hobbit’…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on March 30, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments

1st MORNINGSTAR BLOG - MARK LAWRENCE - 'PRINCE OF THORNS'

* Dros has contacted all the MORNINGSTAR Nominees and invited them to write a short Blog post for us. He asked them all  why they chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who their influences have been. They have all replied I'm happy to say, and so, it gives me GREAT pleasure to introduce our first 'Morningstar' (and Member here on site!).... take it away, Mark...…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on March 20, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments

REVIEWERS NEEDED!

Would you like to write a short review of any of the LEGEND or MORNINGSTAR novels? This year, I am planning to send out the reviews to all our Members in a Bulletin (like this one) as they come in. Also, the review will be on the website of course... I know some of you have been patiently waiting to…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 9, 2012 at 15:56 — 1 Comment

ANNUAL PAPERBACK BOOK SALE!



BARGAINS TO BE HAD! To clear some space in my office (!) I’m selling off many of last year’s Long-listed titles – I’ve decided to just do the paperbacks to start with, as they are lighter and less bulky to post (and I have to lug them to the Post Office!) All of the…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 1, 2012 at 15:56 — No Comments

NOMINATIONS SO FAR...

Not long until Nominations close for next year's DGLAs.

Publishers who have Nominated so far:

TOR UK

HARPER COLLINS AUSTRALIA

GOLLANCZ (still awaiting their LEGEND Noms, but have given their RAVENHEARTS)

BLACK LIBRARY

TRANSWORLD

ORBIT UK…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 13, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

General Catch-up/news!

Hi there, everyone

You may have noticed that the site has been somewhat quieter than usual over the past few months. Sadly, this has been due to ill health on my part as I battled through chemotherapy. It's proved difficult to sit at my desk and look at the computer for ages, as I used to! However,…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 25, 2011 at 15:46 — 1 Comment

FAN TICKETS ON SALE NOW!



The DGLA Award Ceremony will be held on Friday 17th June at The Magic Circle Headquarters in London. We have managed to hold the Fan ticket price down to just £20 each, as last year.





It’s always a great, glittering evening, with a lovely atmosphere, plus the chance to meet and mingle with the best Fantasy authors around, whilst sipping your champagne & nibbling on the canapés (all included in your ticket… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 6, 2011 at 14:06 — No Comments

Reviews for 2011

 

 

This year, we're going to take a slightly different approach to the Reviews in order to ensure that all your hard work is read & appreciated...

 

If you would like to do a review, please choose (ONE BOOK ONLY in the first instance) and let me know the title you'd like. As…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 3, 2011 at 15:07 — 5 Comments

Welcome new Members!

We've had 20 new DGLA Members since New Year - I just wanted to say a great big WELCOME ABOARD! We hope you enjoy spending time on the website = please feel free to post in the Forums and look around and make some friends - we are all Fantasy buffs here!

 

Slainte!

Debbie

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on January 13, 2011 at 11:39 — 1 Comment

The MORNINGSTAR Poll - for 'Best Fantasy Debut'...

 

...is NOW OPEN!

 

Just click on the VOTE tab, underneath the MORNINGSTAR tab.

 

Good luck to all the new authors!

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on January 10, 2011 at 17:44 — No Comments

Massive SFX Weekender Tickets Giveaway!

*Just in, this terrific offer from SFX Magazine - our Media Partners!

 

SFX Weekender 2 promises the ultimate sci-fi experience, packed with activities for fans: big-name guests, interviews, Q&A sessions, comic workshops, videogaming, music, book readings and plenty more at one of the UK's best-loved holiday camps. It's all about bringing like-minded people together for a weekend structured around four huge pillar events: the enchanting Imaginarium funfair, the sweeping…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on January 5, 2011 at 19:36 — 2 Comments

Firebrand - Gillian Philip

The last Nomination to be entered is/was 'Firebrand' by author Gillian Philip - publisher, Strident Publishers (UK).

Here at the DGLA we are keen to welcome quality novels from smaller publishers as well as the 'big boys' - also, the sharp-eyed amongst you may notice that 'Firebrand' a Young Adult title.…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 28, 2010 at 12:36 — No Comments

LEGEND POLL NOW OPEN!!!!

Simply hover your cursor over the 'LEGEND' tab on the Menu Bar, and the 'VOTE!' tab will show in red. Click on it to see the full 'Legend' poll for 2010/11.

 

If you have any problems, here's a direct link to the poll:

 

Remember, you can only vote ONCE. If the poll software recognises an attempt to cast multiple votes, they will ALL be discounted. So, think carefully before voting!…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 26, 2010 at 13:39 — No Comments

GOLLANCZ NOMINATIONS!

 

Nominations in from GOLLANCZ:



LEGEND:

BARCLAY, James - Elves: Once Walked With Gods



DEAS, Stephen - King of the Crags



DEAS, Stephen - The Thief-Taker’s…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 18, 2010 at 11:53 — No Comments

New Nominations from Tor Us & UK & Transworld



TOR UK (Macmillan)

For the LEGEND Award

City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton

The Scarab Path by Adrian Tchaikovsky



For the MORNINGSTAR

Farlander by Col Buchanan



For the RAVENHEART

Jon Sullivan for cover of The Scarab Path



TOR USA

For the LEGEND Award:

Shadow Prowler by Alexey Pehov…
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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 8, 2010 at 15:28 — No Comments

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