GRAND MASTER

  •     SFWA:  Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers of America Damon Knight Grand Master Award
  •     SFPA: Science Fiction/Fantasy Poetry Assn.
  •     World Fantasy Assn. Life Achievement Award  2009

HONORARY DOCTORATES:

  •    Smith College
  •    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  •    Bay Path College
  •    Sister of Our lady of the Elms College
  •    Westfield State College
  •    Keene State College

MEDALS FOR CHILDREN’S BOOK WORK

  •    Kerlan Medal, Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota
  •   1992 Regina Medal Catholic Children’s Books Life Award

CALDECOTT MEDAL  given to artist of picture book, written by JY

  •    1968 THE EMPEROR AND THE KITE honor book to Ed Young
  •    1988 OWL MOON  Medal to John Schoenherr

NEBULA AWARDS:

  •    1999 “Lost Girls”  novelette
  •    1998 “Sister Emily’s Lightship” short story

MYTHOPOEIC FANTASY AWARD

  •    1985 CARDS OF GRIEF
  •    1993 BRIAR ROSE
  •    1998 YOUNG MERLIN TRILOGY  Children’s books

WORLD FANTASY AWARD

  • Special Award: FAVORITE FOLKTALES AROUND THE WORLD
  •  2018 THE EMERALD CIRCUS  Short story/poetry collection

ANN IZARD STOYTELLING AWARD

  •    2000 GRAY HEROES: ELDER TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
  •    1992 GREYLING
  •    2017 ONCE THERE WAS A STORY
  •    2019 HOW TO FRACTURE A FAIRY TALE

NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD (Jewish Book Council)

  •    1989 THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

MASSACHUSETTS BOOK AWARD

  •    2019 MAPPING THE BONES  YA novel

GOLDEN KITE  AWARD, SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOK WRITERS (SCBWI)

  •    1975: THE GIRL WHO CRIED FLOWERS & OTHER TALES
  •    1976: THE TRANSFIGURED HART (Honor Book)
  •    1977  THE MOON RIBBON 7& OTHER TALES (Honor Book)
  •    2019  YA: MAPPING THE BONES

LIFE’S WORK AWARDS

  • 1990  Skylark Award aka : Edward (Doc) E. Smith Award
  • 1999 Anne V ZARROW Award

Rhysling Poetry Award

  • “Will”

LOCUS AWARD

ASIMOV’S AWARD READER’S POLL FOR POEMS

  • “Angels Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly”
  • “Last Unicorn”

NEBULA SHORT LIST

  • Novel :WHITE JENNA
  • Novel: BRIAR ROSE
  • Novel: SISTER LIGHT, SISTER DARK
  • Novella: DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

WORLD FANTASY AWARD

  • Collection: EMERALD CIRCUS
  • Anthology: FAVORITE FOLKTALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
    • Short List:
      • Novel: DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC
      • Collection: MERILIN’S BOOKE
      • Collection  DRAQGONFIELD & OTHER STORIES
      • Collection: TALES OF WONDER