It’s Awards season! With the handing out of little statues to lots of very very practiced speeches now nigh, it is time for Fangs to prepare our own awards to the gems of the genre we know and love!
And unlike the real Oscars (#oscarssowhite), we actually value depiction and inclusion of marginalised people in the genre. As we watch a wave of uber-privileged cis, straight, white, able bodied folks pat each other on the back for being so incredibly awesome
Over the next few weeks leading up to the Oscars we will be calling on you, our Fangèd Followers to give us your nominations, cast your votes, battle it out until one emerges victorious and is given the coveted prize of the GOLDEN FANGS!
Because we’re us, and we’re mean Negative Nancies equally committed to excoriating the awful every bit as much as we’re joyfully yapping after our favourites, we also have categories for those that will shamed by and award of the DREAD FANPOODLE!
This week, we’re looking for Nominations! Put your contenders in the ring, polish up your vampires, and help us find the sparkling cream of the genre. To ensure as many people can pass on their ideas as possible, we’re be listening to suggestions emailed to us (firstname.lastname@example.org), sent to us through Tumblr, Goodreads, Librarything, Booklikes,Twitter, Facebook, the comments section and carrier pigeon.
Send us your nominations
Categories for Golden Fangs!
Best New Series of the Year
Best Indie Book
Most Original Monster
Most Original concept
Most Inclusive Series
Best book/series with a Female Protagonist
Best book/series with POC Protagonist
Best Book/series with LGBTQ protagonist
Best Book/Series with Disabled protagonist
Best non-western setting
Best Dystopian Series
Best Series that ended
Lifetime Achievement Award
What series, TV show or even writer, producer et al deserves a special prize for long standing awesomeness in this genre?
Categories for Dread Fanpoodles!
Most Blatant Token!
Most Awful Stereotype
Most Convoluted Romance
Most Ridiculous Erasure
Most Unintentionally Hilarious sex scene
Must Pungently Violet of Purple Prose
Series That Most Reduces Your Faith In the Human Race
This is a series that isn’t just bad - because bad books are pretty easy. No, this is a book that is adored by a truly terrifying number of people while being so bad it actually makes you question whether humanity deserves to continue to exist when this is so enthusiastically hailed.