Jackson Nominees

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 12 at Readercon 26 in Burlington, Massachusetts.


  • Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Bird Box, by Josh Malerman
  • Broken Monsters, by Lauren Beukes
  • Confessions, by Kanae Minato
  • The Lesser Dead, by Christopher Buehlman
  • The Unquiet House, by Alison Littlewood


  • The Beauty, by Aliya Whiteley
  • Ceremony of Flies, by Kate Jonez
  • The Good Shabti, by Robert Sharp
  • The Mothers of Voorhisville, by Mary Rickert
  • We Are All Completely Fine, by Daryl Gregory


  • “The Devil in America,” by Kai Ashante Wilson
  • “The End of the End of Everything,” by Dale Bailey
  • “The Husband Stitch,” by Carmen Maria Machado
  • “Newspaper Heart,” by Stephen Volk
  • “Office at Night,” by Kate Bernheimer and Laird Hunt
  • “The Quiet Room,” by V H Leslie

Short Fiction

  • “Candy Girl,” by Chikodili Emelumadu
  • “The Dogs Home,” by Alison Littlewood
  • “The Fisher Queen,” by Alyssa Wong
  • “Shay Corsham Worsted,” by Garth Nix
  • “Wendigo Nights,” by Siobhan Carroll

Single-Author Collection

  • After the People Lights Have Gone Off, by Stephen Graham Jones
  • Burnt Black Suns: A Collection of Weird Tales, by Simon Strantzas
  • Gifts for the One who Comes After, by Helen Marshall
  • They Do The Same Things Different There, by Robert Shearman
  • Unseaming, by Mike Allen

Edited Anthology

  • Letters to Lovecraft, edited by Jesse Bullington
  • Fearful Symmetries, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris
  • Shadows & Tall Trees 2014, edited by Michael Kelly
  • The Children of Old Leech: A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron, edited by Ross E. Lockhart and Justin Steele

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