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One of the three most prestigious science fiction and fantasy awards (along with the Hugo and Nebula).

Trigger warning: the following articles discuss H.P. Lovedraft's racism.

The award statue is a caricature of H.P. Lovecraft. Daniel Jose Older proposed to have it changed to Octavia Butler.

Women Winners for Best Novel

Women Winners for Best Novella

Women Winners for Best Short Story

Women Winners for Best Artist

  • 2011: Kinuko Y. Craft

Women Winners for Best Anthology

  • 2004: Strange Tales, edited by Rosalie Parker
  • 2005: Acquainted with the Night, edited by Barbara & Christopher Roden (co-winner)
  • 2005: Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, edited by Sheree R. Thomas (co-winner)
  • 2007: Salon Fantastique, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • 2008: Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • 2009: Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy, edited by Ekaterina Sedia
  • 2011: My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, edited by Kate Bernheimer
  • 2012: The Weird, Ann VanderMeer(co-editor)
  • 2015: Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales, co-edited by Kelly Link

Women Winners for Best Collection

  • 1980: Jessica Amanda Salmonson (editor), Amazons!
  • 1982: Terri Windling (editor), Elsewhere
  • 1986: Robin McKinley (editor), Imaginary Lands
  • 1987: James Tiptree, Jr., Tales of the Quintana Roo
  • 1991: Carol Emshwiller, The Start of the End of It All and Other Stories
  • 1996: Gwyneth Jones, Seven Tales and a Fable
  • 1999: Karen Joy Fowler, Black Glass
  • 2002: Nalo Hopkinson, Skin Folk
  • 2004: Elizabeth Hand, Bibliomancy
  • 2005: Margo Lanagan, Black Juice
  • 2007: M. Rickert, Map of Dreams
  • 2010: Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
  • 2014: Caitlín R. Kiernan The Ape's Wife and Other Stories
  • 2015: Helen Marshall Gifts for the One Who Comes After (co-winner)
  • 2015: Angela Slatter The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (co-winner)

Women Winners for Life Achievement

Women Winners the Special Award: Professional

  • 2007: Ellen Asher (for work at SFBC)
  • 2009: Kelly Link (for Small Beer Press and Big Mouth House) along with Gavin J. Grant
  • 2014: Irene Gallo (for art direction at
  • 2015: Sandra Kasturi for ChiZine Publications

Women Winners of the Special Award: Non-Professional

  • 2004: Rosalie Parker (for Tartarus Press) along with R.B. Russell
  • 2008: Midori Snyder and Terri Windling (for Endicott Studios Website)
  • 2010: Susan Marie Groppi (for Strange Horizons)
  • 2011: Alisa Krasnostein (for Twelfth Planet Press)
  • 2014: Kate Baker along with Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace (for Clarkesworld)
  • 2015: Rosalie Parker for Tartarus Press