Since their inauguration in 2020, the annual Ignyte Awards—which are presented by FIYAH Literary Magazine—have recognized "the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror."
The Ignyte Awards recognize works of fiction as well as critics, artists, and other members of the speculative fiction community. This year's winners were announced Saturday, September 17th at a virtual ceremony hosted by Brent Lambert, and will receive trophies featuring art by Grace P. Fong. See the full list of winners below!
Best Novel (Adult)
Best Novel: Young Adult
Best in Middle Grade
The Future Library
Best Short Story Winner: “If the Martians Have Magic“, P. Djèlí Clark
Best in Speculative Poetry Winner: “Post Massacre Psyche Evaluation“, Abu Bakr Sadiq
Critics Award Winner: Alex Brown
Best Fiction Podcast Winner: khōréō
Best Artist Winner: Morgan Madeline
Best Comics Team Winner: Nubia: Real One, L.L. McKinney & Robyn Smith
Best Anthology/Collected Works Winner: We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2020, C.L. Clark & Charles Payseur, eds.
Best in Creative Nonfiction Winner: “We Are the Mountain: A Look at the Inactive Protagonist“, Vida Cruz
The Ember Award Winner: Tananarive Due
The Community Award Winner: The Submission Grinder