Another heartfelt apology for the delay, but here are our three finalists for each category! If you didn't make the cut this time, that by no means makes you a bad writer or your book a bad story, it just means you weren't quite what we were looking for in your designated category. Keep writing, and consider trying again next year when we'll have different categories!
Another note: As we said previously, it is completely possible for one story or author to be a finalist in multiple categories.
Werks, Queens, and other Dangerous Things by KathaOwens
The Wings of Storm by draphy
Gaia: The New Earth by spacetodream
Unite: The Broken World by lionobsession
The Dark Heir by HM_Braverman
It's Better to Burn byTrivial_Universe
A Book of Dust and Breath by eacomiskey
I Breathe Salt by ShayTree
Feast or Famine by SoelleKhiss