Shirley Jackson Award Nominations

The Shirley Jackson Awards were established to recognize outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. The winners will be announced on July 13 at Readercon 25 in Burlington, Massachusetts.


  • The Accursed, by Joyce Carol Oates
  • American Elsewhere, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Demonologist, by Andrew Pyper
  • The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo
  • Night Film, by Marisha Pessl
  • Wild Fell, by Michael Rowe


  • Burning Girls, by Veronica Schanoes
  • Children of No One, by Nicole Cushing
  • Helen’s Story, by Rosanne Rabinowitz
  • It Sustains, by Mark Morris
  • “The Gateway,” by Nina Allan
  • The Last Revelation of Gla’aki, by Ramsey Campbell
  • Whom the Gods Would Destroy, by Brian Hodge


  • “Cry Murder! In a Small Voice,” by Greer Gilman
  • “A Little of the Night,” by Tanith Lee
  • “My Heart is Either Broken,” by Megan Abbott
  • “Phosphorus,” by Veronica Schanoes
  • “Raptors,” by Conrad Williams

Short Fiction:

  • “57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides,” by Sam J. Miller
  • “Furnace,” by Livia Llewellyn
  • “The Memory Book,” by Maureen McHugh
  • “The Statue in the Garden,” by Paul Park
  • “That Tiny Flutter of the Heart,” by Robert Shearman
  • “The Traditional,” by Maria Dahvana Headley

Single-Author Collection:

  • Before and Afterlives, by Christopher Barzak
  • Everything You Need, by Michael Marshall Smith
  • In Search Of and Others, by Will Lundwigsen
  • North American Lake Monsters, by Nathan Ballingrud
  • The Story Until Now, by Kit Reed

Edited Anthology:

  • The Book of the Dead, edited by Jared Shurin
  • End of the Road, edited by Jonathan Oliver
  • Grimscribe’s Puppets, edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
  • Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • Where thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Steve Berman

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