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The Hugo Awards are a set of awards presented annually for the best science fiction and fantasy works and achievements, as selected by members of Worldcon.

Female winners of Hugo Awards

Best Novel

Best Novella

Best Novelette

Best Short Story

Best Graphic Story

  • 2009: Kaja Foglio and Cheyenne Wright, Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones
  • 2010: Kaja Foglio and Phil Foglio (authors), Cheyenne Wright (Colours),Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm
  • 2011: Kaja Foglio and Phil Foglio (authors), Cheyenne Wright (Colours),Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse
  • 2012: Ursula Vernon, Digger
  • 2013: Brian K. Vaughan (author), Fiona Staples (illustrator),Saga, Volume One
  • 2015: G. Willow Wilson (author), Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt(illustrators), Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal

Best Non-fiction/Related book

  • 1990: Cory Panshin, The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence
  • 2003: Judith Merril and Emily Pohl-Weary, Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril
  • 2004: Elizabeth L. Humphrey and Pamela D. Scoville, The Chesley Awards for SF & Fantasy Art: A Retrospective
  • 2005: Farah Mendlesohn, The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
  • 2006: Kate Wilhelm, Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop
  • 2007: Julie Phillips, James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
  • 2011: Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (editors), Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
  • 2013: Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Jordan Sanderson,Writing Excuses Season Seven
  • 2014: Kameron Hurley,We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative

Best Professional Editor

Best Professional Artist

Best Fanzine

  • 2006: Plokta ed. by Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott
  • 2007: Science-Fiction Five-Yearly ed. by Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan, and Randy Byers
  • 2015: Journey Planet ed. by James Bacon, Christopher J Garcia, Colin Harris, Alissa McKersie, and Helen J. Montgomery

Best Fan Artist:

  • 2012: Maurine Starkey
  • 2013: Galen Dara
  • 2014: Sarah Webb
  • 2015: Elizabeth Leggett

Best Fan Writer

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • 2008: Stardust Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn; Directed by Matthew Vaughn; based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess
  • 2015: Guardians of the Galaxy, written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • 2008: Doctor Who “Blink” Written by Steven Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald
  • 2009: Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen , writers; Joss Whedon, director

Best Semiprozine

Best Fancast


The percentage of the nominated fiction that's written by female authors has varied, but has almost always been well under 40%, until the 2010s. For details, see a page of statistics about author gender for Hugo fiction nominees.