The Mythopoeic Society is a non-profit organization that focuses on the study and discussion of fantastic and mythic literature, especially the work of the Inklings. The Inklings were a group of writers that regularly met in Oxford during the 1930s and 1940s. Each year, The Mythopoeic Society hosts Mythcon, where they announce the winners of that yearís awards. Mythocon 5 was held in Ann Arbor, Michigan July 10 through August 2 where they announced the 2004 winners.
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
This award is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during the past year that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings".
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Sunshine, a bakery worker, lives a very mundane life until a gang of vampires kidnaps her. When she discovers she is the intended meal for a captive vampire, she uses her latent magical power to help them both escape. Both the vampire gang and a government agency interested in the supernatural then target her.
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
This award honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), who follow in the tradition of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit.
The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
When orphaned Kate and her younger sister are sent to live with their monstrous cousin at Hallows Hill, they discover a strange race of people. Kate becomes the bride of the goblin king.
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
This award is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship.
Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth by John Garth
This book explores how Tolkienís experiences during World War I influenced his creation of Middle Earth. .
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in General Myth and Fantasy Studies
This award in is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy.
The Myth of the American Superhero by John Lawrence & Robert Jewett
This book shows the relationship between the American popular culture superhero and democracy.