One of the three most prestigious science fiction and fantasy awards (along with the Hugo and Nebula).
Trigger warning: the following articles discuss H.P. Lovedraft's racism.
The award statue is a caricature of H.P. Lovecraft. Daniel Jose Older proposed to have it changed to Octavia Butler.
- 1 Women Winners for Best Novel
- 2 Women Winners for Best Novella
- 3 Women Winners for Best Short Story
- 4 Women Winners for Best Artist
- 5 Women Winners for Best Anthology
- 6 Women Winners for Best Collection
- 7 Women Winners for Life Achievement
- 8 Women Winners the Special Award: Professional
- 9 Women Winners of the Special Award: Non-Professional
Women Winners for Best Novel
- 1975: Patricia A. McKillip, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
- 1980: Elizabeth A. Lynn, Watchtower
- 1991: Ellen Kushner, Thomas the Rhymer (co-winner)
- 1997: Rachel Pollack, Godmother Night
- 1999: Louise Erdrich, The Antelope Wife
- 2002: Ursula K. Le Guin, The Other Wind
- 2003: Patricia A. McKillip, Ombria in Shadow (co-winner)
- 2004: Jo Walton, Tooth and Claw
- 2005: Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
- 2009: Margo Lanagan, Tender Morsels (co-winner)
- 2011: Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death
- 2013: G. Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen
- 2014: Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria
Women Winners for Best Novella
- 1988: Ursula K. Le Guin, "Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight"
- 1991: Pat Murphy, "Bones"
- 1995: Elizabeth Hand, "Last Summer at Mars Hill"
- 2000: Laurel Winter, "Sky Eyes"
- 2001: Melanie Tem, "The Man on the Ceiling" (co-author)
- 2004: Greer Gilman "A Crowd of Bone"
- 2008: Elizabeth Hand, Illyria
- 2010: Margo Lanagan, "Sea-Hearts"
- 2011: Elizabeth Hand, "The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon"
- 2014: Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages, "Wakulla Springs"
Women Winners for Best Short Story
- 1983: Tanith Lee, "The Gorgon"
- 1984: Tanith Lee, "Elle Est Trois, (La Mort)"
- 1996: Gwyneth Jones, "The Grass Princess"
- 1998: P. D. Cacek, "Dust Motes"
- 1999: Kelly Link, "The Specialist's Hat"
- 2005: Margo Lanagan, "Singing My Sister Down"
- 2007: M. Rickert, "Journey Into the Kingdom"
- 2008: Theodora Goss, "Singing of Mount Abora"
- 2009: Kij Johnson, "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss"
- 2010: Karen Joy Fowler, "The Pelican Bar"
- 2011: Joyce Carol Oates, "Fossil-Figures"
- 2014: Caitlín R. Kiernan, "The Prayer of Ninety Cats"
Women Winners for Best Artist
- 2011: Kinuko Y. Craft
Women Winners for Best Anthology
- 2004: Strange Tales, edited by Rosalie Parker
- 2005: Acquainted with the Night, edited by Barbara & Christopher Roden (co-winner)
- 2005: Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, edited by Sheree R. Thomas (co-winner)
- 2007: Salon Fantastique, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
- 2008: Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, edited by Ellen Datlow
- 2009: Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy, edited by Ekaterina Sedia
- 2011: My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, edited by Kate Bernheimer
- 2012: The Weird, Ann VanderMeer(co-editor)
- 2015: Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales, co-edited by Kelly Link
Women Winners for Best Collection
- 1980: Jessica Amanda Salmonson (editor), Amazons!
- 1982: Terri Windling (editor), Elsewhere
- 1986: Robin McKinley (editor), Imaginary Lands
- 1987: James Tiptree, Jr., Tales of the Quintana Roo
- 1991: Carol Emshwiller, The Start of the End of It All and Other Stories
- 1996: Gwyneth Jones, Seven Tales and a Fable
- 1999: Karen Joy Fowler, Black Glass
- 2002: Nalo Hopkinson, Skin Folk
- 2004: Elizabeth Hand, Bibliomancy
- 2005: Margo Lanagan, Black Juice
- 2007: M. Rickert, Map of Dreams
- 2010: Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
- 2014: Caitlín R. Kiernan The Ape's Wife and Other Stories
- 2015: Helen Marshall Gifts for the One Who Comes After (co-winner)
- 2015: Angela Slatter The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (co-winner)
Women Winners for Life Achievement
- 1981: C.L. Moore
- 1989: Evangeline Walton
- 1995: Ursula K. Le Guin
- 1997: Madeleine L'Engle
- 1998: Andre Norton
- 2000: Marion Zimmer Bradley
- 2005: Carol Emshwiller
- 2007: Betty Ballantine
- 2007: Diana Wynne Jones
- 2008: Diane Dillon (with Leo Dillon)
- 2008: Patricia A. McKillip
- 2009: Ellen Asher
- 2009: Jane Yolen
- 2011: Angélica Gorodischer
- 2013: Susan Cooper
- 2013: Tanith Lee
- 2014: Ellen Datlow
- 2014: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
- 2015: Sheri S. Tepper
Women Winners the Special Award: Professional
- 2007: Ellen Asher (for work at SFBC)
- 2009: Kelly Link (for Small Beer Press and Big Mouth House) along with Gavin J. Grant
- 2014: Irene Gallo (for art direction at Tor.com)
- 2015: Sandra Kasturi for ChiZine Publications
Women Winners of the Special Award: Non-Professional
- 2004: Rosalie Parker (for Tartarus Press) along with R.B. Russell
- 2008: Midori Snyder and Terri Windling (for Endicott Studios Website)
- 2010: Susan Marie Groppi (for Strange Horizons)
- 2011: Alisa Krasnostein (for Twelfth Planet Press)
- 2014: Kate Baker along with Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace (for Clarkesworld)
- 2015: Rosalie Parker for Tartarus Press