2003 World Fantasy Award Nominations

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The winners were announced at the World Fantasy Convention in Washington, DC.

Best Novel

The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque by Jeffrey Ford (Morrow)

Fitcher's Brides by Gregory Frost (Tor)

The Facts of Life by Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)

The Scar by China Miéville (Macmillan U.K.; Del Rey)

Best Novella

Seven Wild Sisters by Charles de Lint (Subterranean Press)

A Year in the Linear City by Paul Di Filippo (PS Publishing)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)

"The Least Trumps" by Elizabeth Hand (Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists)

"The Library" by Zoran Zivkovic (Leviathan 3)

Best Short Fiction

"Creation" by Jeffrey Ford (F&SF 5/02)

"The Weight of Words" by Jeffrey Ford (Leviathan 3)

"October in the Chair" Neil Gaiman (Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists)

"Little Dead Girl Singing" Stephen Gallagher (Weird Tales Spring 2002)

"The Essayist in the Wilderness" William Browning Spencer (F&SF 5/02)

Best Anthology

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Editors (Viking)

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Editors (St. Martin's)

Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists by Peter Straub, Editor (Bard College)

The American Fantasy Tradition by Brian M. Thomsen, Editor (Tor)

Leviathan 3 by Jeff VanderMeer & Forrest Aguirre, Editors (Ministry of Whimsy Press)

Best Collection

Waifs and Strays by Charles de Lint (Viking)

The Fantasy Writer's Assistant and Other Stories by Jeffrey Ford (GoldenGryphon Press)

Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits by Robin McKinley & Peter Dickinson (Putnam)

The Ogre's Wife by Richard Parks (Obscura Press)

City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer (Prime Books)

Figures in Rain by Chet Williamson (Ash-Tree Press)

Best Artist

Kinuko Y. Craft

Tom Kidd

Gary Lippincott

Dave McKean

John Jude Palencar

Charles Vess

Special Award Professional

Paul Barnett for Paper Tiger art books

Ellen Datlow for editing

William K. Schafer for Subterranean Press

Gary Turner & Marty Halpern for Golden Gryphon Press

Gordon Van Gelder for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Terri Windling for editing

Special Award Non-Professional

Peter Crowther for PS Publishing

Gavin Grant and Kelly Link for Small Beer Press

Sean Wallace for Prime Books

Michael J. Walsh for Old Earth Books

Jason Williams, Jeremy Lassen, Benjamin Cossel for Night Shade Books

Nominees are not pre-announced in the Life Achievement category.