Black Quill Nominations

The nominations for the fourth annual Black Quill Awards, presented by Dark Scribe, have been announced. Voting runs through January 21, 2011, with the winners announced on February 1.

Dark Genre Novel of the Year

  • The Caretaker of Lorne Field, by David Zeltserman
  • A Dark Matter, by Peter Straub
  • Kraken, by China MiĆ©ville
  • The Passage, by Justin Cronin
  • Sparrow Rock, by Nate Kenyon
  • Under the Dome, by Stephen King

Best Small Press Chill

  • A Book of Tongues, by Gemma Files
  • The Castle of Los Angeles, by Lisa Morton
  • Dreams in Black and White, by John R. Little
  • Invisible Fences, by Norman Prentiss
  • The Wolf at the Door, by Jameson Currier

Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection

  • Blood and Gristle, by Michael Louis
  • In the Mean Time, by Paul Tremblay
  • Little Things, by John R. Little
  • Occultation, by Laird Barron
  • Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse, by Otsuichi

Best Dark Genre Anthology

  • Dark Faith, edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon
  • Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology, edited by Michelle McCrary and Joe McKinney
  • Haunted Legends, edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas
  • Horror Library IV, edited by RJ Cavender and Boyd E. Harris
  • When The Night Comes Down, edited by Bill Breedlove

Best Dark Genre Book of Non-Fiction

  • The Conspiracy Against the Human Race, by Thomas Ligotti
  • Horrors: Great Stories of Fear and Their Creators, by Rocky Wood
  • I Am Providence: The Life and Times of HP Lovecraft, by S.T. Joshi
  • Night of the Living Dead: Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever, by Joe Kane
  • Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner

Best Dark Scribble

  • “Bully,” by Jack Ketchum
  • “Goblin Boy,” by Rick Hautula
  • “Secretario,” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “The Things,” by Peter Watts
  • “We,” by Bentley Little

Best Dark Genre Book Trailer

  • Neverland, produced by Circle of Seven Productions
  • Radiant Shadows, produced by Circle of Seven Productions
  • Specters in the Coal Dust, produced by Michael Knost & Black Water Films
  • Under the Dome, produced by Scribner Marketing
  • Unhappy Endings, produced by Delirium Books

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