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Multiple Winners
Anthologists Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have each won the WFA 9 times, while Jeffrey Ford has won it most often, 6 times, for works of fiction (including collections). Gene Wolfe has won 5 awards, the 5th in 2010.
Losers Club
Kim Newman has leaped to the front of those nominees with the most nominations and no wins, with 10; Joe R. Lansdale and Harry O. Morris Jr. follow with 9 each.
Never Even Nominated
Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, and J.K. Rowling have never been even nominated for a WFA; nor has J.R.R. Tolkien, who preceded the awards.
Total World Fantasy Wins
(Number of fiction wins in parentheses)
10 Ellen Datlow
9 Terri Windling
7 Jeffrey Ford (4)
5 Ramsey Campbell (3), Donald M. Grant, Rosalie Parker, Gene Wolfe (3)
4 Karen Joy Fowler (2), Elizabeth Hand (3), Stephen Jones, Stephen King (4), Margo Lanagan (3), Stuart David Schiff, Peter Straub (3), Charles Vess (1)
Total World Fantasy Nominations
(Number of fiction nominations in parentheses)
[Number of wins in brackets]
46 Ellen Datlow [10]
32 Terri Windling [9]
30 Stephen Jones [4]
23 Charles L. Grant (11) [3]
20 Stephen King (16) [4]
19 Charles de Lint (13) [2], Kelly Link (7) [3]
17 Lucius Shepard (13) [2]
16 Jeff VanderMeer (4) [3]
World Fantasy Never-Winners
Number of nominations without ever having won
(Fiction nominations in parentheses)
11 Kim Newman (9)
9 Joe R. Lansdale (4), Harry O. Morris, Jr.
8 John Joseph Adams
7 John Jude Palencar, Martin H. Greenberg
6 Paul Mikol, Jerad Walters, Scot Stadalsky, Michael Marshall Smith (4)
5 Lynne M. Thomas, John Klima, N. K. Jemisin (4), Jill Bauman, Michael Bishop (5), Glen Hirshberg (3), Michael Damian Thomas, Julie Dillon, David Pringle
Total World Fantasy Losses
Number of times nominated but lost [Number of wins in bracket]
36 Ellen Datlow [10]
26 Stephen Jones [4]
23 Terri Windling [9]
20 Charles L. Grant [3]
17 Charles de Lint [2]
16 Stephen King [4], Kelly Link [3]
15 Lucius Shepard [2]
13 Jeff VanderMeer [3]


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