The Mythopoeic Society Fantasy Awards are presented annually by the Mythopoeic Society to honor the best English-language fantasy novel and the best book of scholarship on mythopoeic literature published during the preceding year.
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards recognize single-author fantasy that "best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings"".
The first awards, presented in 1983, went to The Firelings by Carol Kendall (fantasy novel) and Companion to Narnia by Paul F. Ford (scholarship).
Starting in 1992, the fantasy fiction category was split into Adult Literature and Children's Literature; and the scholarship category was split into Inklings Studies and Fantasy Studies. They have been combined once since then (1997).
The Mythopoeic Society publishes a record of all finalists; from 1992 there are three to five books on each final ballot.
An eligible book is a "novel, multi-volume novel, or single-author story collection" published during the preceding three years, although it may appear on the final ballot only once — a multi-volume novel when its last volume is published.
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