First round of the David Gemmell awards

Just a quick reminder that the first round of voting in the coveted fantasy book awards closes at the end of this month

You've got until 31 March to vote in the three categories of the David Gemmell awards. This is the first round of voting, so if you don't vote you can't complain if your favourite fantasy novel doesn't make it though to the final round! Like last year, you can do this on the David Gemmell Legend Award site .

There are now three categories reflecting your votes for best fantasy novel, best newcomer and best cover art. Originally launched last year with the Legend award for best fantasy novel, the prize was invented to commemorate the work of best selling author David Gemmell. The first of over 30 published books was the much-loved Legend, published in 1984. It has never been out of print, and Gemmell's many admirers - including authors Stan Nichols and Deborah Miller - banded together to form an award that celebrates popular fantasy stories.

For a full list of titles and authors available to vote for in 2010, visit the http://gemmellaward.com site now.