After receiving lots of feedback from fans, readers and industry alike, we at the DGLA have - after much deliberation - come to the decision to make the David Gemmell Legend Award completely publicly voted.

This means that once the Longlist closes, the top 5 novels will be put forward to the Shortlist Poll and YOU will be able to have the final say about who should win, by voting once more on the shortlist! Readers and fans will be involved at every step to produce our winner.

We are confident that Fantasy readers are passionate and well-informed about the genre and, will select the novel that they have found to be both the most exciting read, and a truly deserving representative of the sheer quality and skill of the Fantasy genre and its authors.

The announcement of who is on the Shortlist will be made at various genre events – but most importantly, to website Members first of all, via a bulletin.

• The Longlist poll will be open for voting on 26th December 2008.
• The Shortlist poll will open for voting from around 10th of April 2009.
• The WINNER of the DGLA will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Friday 19th June 2009! (More information on the Awards Event and how you may be able to get tickets, will be posted on the website in the New Year.)

We at the DGLA would like to thank you all for your support of the Award so far – we look forward to the excitement and celebration of our first year.

Remember to ‘be a hero’ and cast your vote!

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