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…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 26, 2012 at 14:46 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on June 13, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 10, 2012 at 13:31 — No Comments
[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 chose to write, and fantasy was what came out of my pen onto the…Continue
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Happy Easter everybody! Here are the...
DGLA SHORTLISTS FOR 2012:
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
PRINCE OF THORNS – Mark Lawrence
AMONG THIEVES – Douglas Hulick
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Please tell us a bit about why you chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who your influences have been...
I've been reading fantasy practically since I learned how to read. I came across ‘The Hobbit’ in third grade—I even remember the friend that turned me…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on March 30, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments
* 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...…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on March 20, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments
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 get your teeth into one of our Nominees works - so here's…Continue
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 books are in very good condition though a few have been read for…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 1, 2012 at 15:56 — No Comments
Not long until Nominations close for next year's DGLAs.
Publishers who have Nominated so far:
HARPER COLLINS AUSTRALIA
GOLLANCZ (still awaiting their LEGEND Noms, but have given their RAVENHEARTS)
ORBIT UK & USA are being processed over the next few…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 13, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
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, the happy news is that my treatment finished a month ago &…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 6, 2011 at 14:06 — No Comments
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 ever, Dros & I are especially keen to have the…Continue
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!
...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
*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…Continue
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. There are a few YA titles included in the Longlist this…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 28, 2010 at 12:36 — No Comments
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!…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 26, 2010 at 13:39 — No Comments
Nominations in from GOLLANCZ:
BARCLAY, James - Elves: Once Walked With Gods
DEAS, Stephen - King of the Crags
DEAS, Stephen - The Thief-Taker’s…
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