Stoker Preliminary Ballot

The preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards has been announced. Eventually each category will be winnowed down to five nominees.

Superior Achievement in a Novel:

  • Coffin County, by Gary Braunbeck
  • The Shadow Year, by Jeffrey Ford
  • Ghost Walk, by Brian Keene
  • The Reach, by Nate Kenyon
  • Duma Key, by Stephen King
  • Johnny Gruesome, by Gregory Lamberson
  • Water Witch, by Deborah Leblanc
  • Bad Moon Rising, by Jonathan Maberry
  • Dead and Gone, by Harry Shannon
  • The Price, by Alexandra Sokoloff
  • The Man on the Ceiling, by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem

Superior Achievement in a First Novel:

  • Bestial: Werewolf Apocalypse, by William D. Carl
  • Apricot Brandy, by Lynn C├ęsar
  • Midnight On Mourn Street, by Christopher Conlon
  • Veins, by Lawrence C. Connolly
  • Eternal Vigilance, by Gabrielle S. Faust
  • The Gentling Box, by Lisa Mannetti
  • Monster Behind the Wheel, by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin
  • Frozen Blood, by Joel A. Sutherland
  • Crimson Orgy, by Austin Williams

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction:

  • “The Lagerstatte,” by Laird Barron
  • The Shallow End of the Pool, by Adam-Troy Castro
  • Miranda, by John R. Little
  • Redemption Roadshow, by Weston Ochse
  • The Confessions of St. Zach, by Gene O’Neill
  • Orpheus and the Pearl, by Kim Paffenroth
  • “Behold the Child,” by Harry Shannon
  • Just Like Hell, by Nate Southard
  • Population Zero, by Wrath James White
  • Orgy of Souls, by Wrath James White, and Maurice Broaddus

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction:

  • “The Last Word,” by Maria Alexander
  • “Mama Strangelove’s Remedies for Afterlife Disorders, or How I Learned to Stop
  • Worrying and Love Mother Death,” by C. Dean Andersson
  • “Consumed,” by Michael Louis Calvillo
  • “Petrified,” by Scott Edelman
  • “Mechanix,” by Christopher Fulbright
  • The Lost by Sarah Langan
  • “The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft,” by Nick Mamatas, and Tim Pratt
  • “The Haven,” by John Palisano
  • “Turtle,” by Lee Thomas
  • “The Blog at the End of the World,” by Paul Tremblay
  • “Those Eyes,” by Mark W. Worthen

Superior Achievement in an Anthology:

  • The Undead: Headshot Quartet, edited by Christina Bivins and Lane Adamson
  • Like a Chinese Tattoo, edited by Bill Breedlove
  • Horror Library, Vol. 3, edited by R. J. Cavender
  • Abominations, edited by Tim Deal
  • Beneath the Surface, edited by Tim Deal
  • Unspeakable Horrors, edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder

Superior Achievement in a Collection:

  • The Number 121 to Pennsylvania, by Kealan Patrick Burke
  • Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales, by Fran Friel
  • Just After Sunset, by Stephen King
  • Little Creatures, by Michael McCarty
  • Other Gods, by Stephen Mark Rainey
  • The Autopsy and Other Tales, by Michael Shea
  • Sheep and Wolves, by Jeremy C. Shipp
  • Fourtold, by Michael Stone
  • Gleefully Macabre Tales, by Jeff Strand
  • Ennui and Other States of Madness, by David Niall Wilson

Superior Achievement in Nonfiction:

  • Shadows Over New England, by David Goudsward, and Scott T. Goudsward
  • Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula, by Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Elizabeth Miller
  • Spirits and Death in Niagara, by Marcy Italiano
  • The New Annotated Dracula, by Leslie S. Klinger
  • Beauty and Dynamite, by Alethea Kontis
  • Cheap Scares, by Gregory Lamberson
  • Zombie CSU, by Jonathan Maberry
  • Modern Mythmakers, by Michael McCarty
  • A Hallowe’en Anthology, by Lisa Morton
  • The Book of Lists: Horror, by Amy Wallace, Del Howison, and Scott Bradley

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection:

  • The Nightmare Collection, by Bruce Boston
  • The Phantom World, by Gary William Crawford
  • Virgin of the Apocalypse, by Corrine De Winter
  • The Flayed Man and Other Poems, by Phillip A. Ellis
  • Attack Of The Two-Headed Poetry Monster, by Mark McLaughlin and Michael McCarty
  • Ghosts of Past and Future, by Darrell Schweitzer

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