The finalists for 2019:
- “Barleycorn” by Cae Hawksmoor (Abyss & Apex)
- “The Heart of Owl Abbas” by Kathleen Jennings (Tor.com)
- “When We Were Starless” by Simone Heller (Clarkesworld)
- “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium to Portal Fantasies” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine)
- “The War of Light and Shadow, in Five Dishes” by Siobhan Carroll (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
Thank you to those who nominated works in 2019, including John Joseph Adams, Scott H. Andrews, Karen Bovenmyer, Bill Campbell, Neil Clarke, Ellen Datlow, Lesley Conner, Wendy S. Delmater, C.C. Finlay, Ellie Knoll, Vanessa Rose Phin, Lawrence M. Schoen, Lynne M Thomas, Sheila Williams, Sean Wallace, Troy Wiggins.