Gary K. Wolfe and a group of advisors appointed by him.
Any writer whose first fantasy book is published in the year of eligibility. The book does not have to be a novel. One past winner’s “book” was actually a trilogy, the final volume of which was published in the year of eligibility. The jury determined that the entire trilogy comprised the “book”.
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None. Professor Wolfe is a reviewer for Locus magazine, so submitting a book to Locus for review may help bring the work to his attention.