The nominating period for the 2023 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer opened on March 1 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST; UTC – 10) on April 30, 2023.
The 2023 Hugo Awards are administered by the 2023 Chengdu Worldcon. Submit nominations through the convention’s website at https://en.chengduworldcon.com/hugo-awards/.
The 2023 Chengdu Worldcon Hugo Awards web page has instructions for accessing the online nominating ballot for the 2023 Hugo Awards. The 2023 Chengdu Worldcon must receive your ballot by 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST; UTC – 10) on April 30, 2023.
2023 Chengdu, the 2023 World Science Fiction Convention, will present the 2023 Hugo Awards, which are generally for works first published or appearing in 2022. Any person who was a WSFS member of at least one of the 2022 or 2023 World Science Fiction Conventions before February 1, 2023 may cast a nominating ballot for the 2023 Awards.
The ballot will also include voting on two other awards administered by the Worldcon. These are the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, presented by the World Science Fiction Society, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, presented by Dell Magazines.
Eligible members of the 2022 and 2023 Worldcons can make up to five nominations in each category. You are not required to nominate in all categories or to fill every nomination blank on the ballot. We recommend that you nominate whatever works and creators you have personally read or seen that were your favorites from 2022.
Because the Hugo Awards rules measure prose fiction based on word count in English and other languages written in the Latin alphabet, the 2023 Hugo Administrators have ruled that they will use a factor of 1.6 when converting from English words to Chinese characters. See their announcement on their website to see how this affects the categories in question.
Those people/works with sufficient nominations will move on the the final ballot for the 2023 Hugo Awards, which will be announced later this year after the close of nominations. While members of both the 2022 and 2023 Worldcons can nominate for the 2023 Awards, only members of the 2023 Worldcon are eligible to vote on the final ballot. If you are not yet a member of the 2023 Worldcon, see the 2023 Chengdu Website, then select “Login or Purchase Membership” for information about joining the convention.
There are no Retrospective Hugo Awards being presented this year. 2023 Chengdu has also elected to not present a special Hugo Award category in 2023.
Please direct any questions about the administration of the 2023 Hugo Awards to the 2023 Chengdu Hugo Award Administrators, not to the Hugo Awards web site. The Hugo Awards web site team does not administer the elections for the Hugo Awards, nor do we make eligibility rulings. The Hugo Awards web site is the “journal of record” for the Hugo Awards and acts as a central source of information about the Awards, but we do not actually administer or present the Awards. The 2023 Hugo Awards are administered by the Hugo Awards Administration Subcommittee of 2023 Chengdu, the 2023 Worldcon, and all decisions regarding the eligibility of works and the administration of nominations are exclusively the committee’s responsibility, per the provisions of Section 3.13 of the World Science Fiction Society constitution.