Well Done To Telos Publishing


Congratulations to Telos Publishing and David J Howe for the win. Their full statment follows.


Telos Publishing scooped the British Fantasy Award for Best Small Press at an Awards ceremony held at the annual FantasyCon event in Nottingham at the weekend.

Telos’ Publishing Director David J Howe was on hand to receive the Award. ‘We had never won this award, despite having been nominated and shortlisted before, and so at the ceremony, I was obviously hopeful, but with a selection of amazing independent presses in the shortlist, it was not obvious at all who had won,’ he explained.

‘The Award is sponsored by the very wonderful PS Publishing and so PS Owners Pete and Nicky Crowther took to the stage to announce the Award. They went through all the candidates, generously praising each for their achievements and the quality of what they did … and then the announcement.

‘When I heard ‘Telos Publishing’ … it didn’t sink in. I heard it. I couldn’t quite believe it … and then I welled up with tears. Oh goodness me! So I got from my seat and up onto the stage … accepted the Award, nearly knocking it to the floor in my blurry clumsiness … and then I tried to say some words. Those who know me will know that I am rarely lost for words, but I was … and confronted by all my friends in the BFS in a packed room, I kind of lost it. In a mass of emotion and blubbering, I managed to thank the most important people … and then headed back to my seat as I couldn’t say any more. A proper ‘Paltrow’ moment. Thank you to everyone who voted for Telos. It means a lot, especially in the year of our tenth anniversary.’

The full list of Award Winners can be found here

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