Stoker Winners

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the wiiners of the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards at Stokercon on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA on April 29.

  • Superior Achievement in a Novel: The Fisherman, by John Langen
  • Superior Achievement in a First Novel: Haven, by Tom Deady
  • Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel:
  • Snowed, by Maria Alexander
  • Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel: Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe, by James Chambers
  • Superior Achievement in Long Fiction: The Winter Box, by Tim Waggoner
  • Superior Achievement in Short Fiction: “The Crawl Space,” by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Superior Achievement in a Screenplay: The VVitch, by Robert Eggers
  • Superior Achievement in an Anthology: Borderlands 6, edited by Thomas F. Monteleone & Oliva F. Monteleone
  • Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection: The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror, by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, by Ruth Franklin
  • Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection: Brothel , by Stephanie M. Wytovich
  • Mentor of the Year Award: Linda Addison
  • Silver Hammer Award: James Chambers
  • Specialty Press Award: Kate Jonez for Omnium Gatherum
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards: Dennis Etchison & Thomas F. Monteleone

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Bram Stoker Nominees

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the nominees for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards. The winners will be announced at Stokercon in Long Beach, CA on April 29, 2017.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel, by Elizabeth Hand
  • Mongrels, by Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Fisherman, by John Langen
  • Stranded: A Novel, by Bracken MacLeod
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, by Paul Tremblay

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • The Apothecary’s Curse, by Barbara Barnett
  • Hollow House, by Greg Chapman
  • Haven, by Tom Deady
  • Mayan Blue, by Michelle Garza aand Melissa Lason
  • The Eighth, by Stephanie Wyktovich

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

  • Snowed, by Maria Alexander
  • Last Days of Salton Academy, by Jennifer Brozek
  • Holding Smoke, by Elle Cosimano
  • Hallowed, by Cynthia Hand
  • When They Fade, by Jeyn Roberts
  • The Telling, by Alexandra Sirowy

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • Blood Feud, by Cullen Bunn
  • Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe, by James Chambers
  • No Mercy, Vol. 2, by Alex de Campi
  • Outcast by Kirkman&Azaceta, Vol 3 This Little Light, by Robert Kirkman
  • The Steam Man, by Mark Alan Miller & Joe R. Lansdale
  • Providence, Act 1, by Alan Moore

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • The Sadist’s Bible, by Nicole Cushing
  • That Perilous Stuff, by Scott Edelman
  • The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaVelle
  • The Jupiter Drop, by Josn Malerman
  • The Winter Box, by Tim Waggoner

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • “Time is a Face on the Water,” by Michael Bailey
  • “A Rift in Reflection,” by Hal Bodner
  • “The Bad Hour,” by Christopher Golden
  • Arbeit Macht Frei,” by Lisa Mannetti
  • “The Crawl Space,” by Joyce Carol Oates

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane, by Josh Campbell, Damien Chazelle, and Matthew Stuecken
  • Stranger Things: “The Vanishing of Will Byers,” by Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer
  • Stranger Things: “The Upside Down,” by Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer
  • The VVitch, by Robert Eggers
  • Penny Dreadful: “A Blade of Grass,” by John Logan

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • Chiral Mad 3, edited by Michael Bailey
  • The Beauty of Death, edited by Alessandro Manzetti
  • Borderlands 6, edited by Thomas F. Monteleone & Oliva F. Monteleone
  • Fright Mare-Women Write Horror, edited by Billie Sue Mosiman
  • Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

  • Swift to Chase, by Laird Barron
  • A Long December, by Richard Chizmar
  • The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror, by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Lethal Birds, by Gene O’Neill
  • American Nocturne, by Hank Schwaeble

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural, edited by Leo Braudy
  • Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, by Ruth Franklin
  • Guillermo del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”: Studies in the Horror Film, by Danel P. Olson
  • the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft, edited by W. Scott Poole
  • Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote
    Dracula
    , by David J. Skal

  • The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub, by John Tibbetts

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Sacrificial Nights, by Bruce Boston and Alessandro Manzetti
  • Corona Obscura: Poems Dark and Elemental, by Michael R. Collings
  • Field Guide to the End of the World: Poems, by Jeannine Hall Gailey
  • Small Spirits, by Marge Simon
  • Brothel , by Stephanie M. Wytovich

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HWA Endowments

The Horror Writers of America have announced the recipients of its inaugural Young Adults Write Now endowments. Each library will receive $500 to fund teen writing events.

  • Athens-Limestone Public Library, Athens AL: “The Page Turner Program”
  • Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, Fayetteville TN: “Something Wicked We Write”
  • Librarian Association of Rockland County Teen Division, Spring Valley NY: “SCRAWL: Rockland Teens Write”
  • Louisiana, Missouri Public Library, Louisiana MO: “The Missouri Monster Squad: Teen Fiction Writers Program”
  • W. T. Bland Public Library, Mount Dora FL: “Dreadful Teen Writing Program”

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Bram Stoker Nominations

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the nominees for the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards. The winners will be announced at the World Horror Convention in Las Vegas, NV on May 14, 2015.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • The Scarlet Gospels, by Clive Barker
  • The Deep, by Michaelbrent Collings
  • The Cure, by J.G. Faherty
  • Black Tide, by Patrick Freivald
  • A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Shutter, by Courtney Alameda
  • Mr. Suicide, by Nicole Cushing
  • We Are Monsters, by Brian Kirk
  • Hannahwhere, by John McIlveen
  • Riding the Centipede, by John Claude Smith

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

  • Never Let Me Sleep, by Jennifer Brozek
  • The Ridealong, by Michaelbrent Collings
  • Devil’s Pocket, by John Dixon
  • Hallowed, by Tonya Hurley
  • The Shadow Cabinet, by Maureen Johnson
  • End Times at Ridgemont High, by Ian Welke

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • Harrow County, Vol. 1: Countless Haints, by Cullen Bunn
  • Hellbound, by Victor Gischler
  • Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him, by Robert Kirkman
  • Wytches, Vol. 1, by Scott Snyder
  • Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, edited by Sam Weller, Mort Castle, Chris Ryall, & Carlos Guzman

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • Paper Cuts, by Gary A. Braunbeck
  • The Box Jumper, by Lisa Mannetti
  • Special Collections, by Norman Partridge
  • Little Dead Red, by Mercedes M. Yardley
  • Becoming Invisible, Becoming Seen, by Scott Edelman

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • “All the Day You’ll Have Good Luck,” by Kate Jonez
  • “The Algernon Effect,” by Gene O’Neill
  • “Happy Joe’s Rest Stop,” by John Palisano
  • “Sing Me Your Scars,” by Damien Angelica Walters
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” by Alyssa Wong

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • Crimson Peak, by Guillermo del Toro & Matthew Robbins
  • Penny Dreadful: “And Hell Itself My Only Foe,” by John Logan
  • Penny Dreadful: “Nightcomers,” by John Logan
  • It Follows, by David Robert Mitchell
  • What We Do in the Shadows, by Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • The Library of the Dead, edited by Michael Bailey
  • The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • Seize the Night, edited by Christopher Golden
  • nEvermore!, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles
  • The X-Files: Trust No One, edited by Jonathan Maberry
  • Midian Unmade, edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

  • Halfway Down the Stairs, by Gary A. Braunbeck
  • The Mirrors, by Nicole Cushing
  • The Dark at the End of the Tunnel, by Taylor Grant
  • The Hitchhiking Effect, by Gene O’Neill
  • While the Black Stars Burn, by Lucy A. Snyder

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror, edited by Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks
  • The Art of Horror, by Stephen Jones
  • Author’s Guide to Marketing with Teeth, by Michael Knost
  • Horror 201: The Silver Scream, edited by Joe Mynhardt & Emma Audsley
  • Studies in the Horror Film: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, by Danel Olson

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Resonance Dark and Light, by Bruce Boston
  • Eden Underground, by Alessandro Manzetti
  • Dark Energies, by Ann Schwader
  • Naughty Ladies, by Marge Simon
  • An Exorcism of Angels, by Stephanie M. Wytovich

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Bram Stoker Nominations

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the nominees for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards. Voting is open to all members of HWA until March 31. The winners will be announced at the World Horror Convention in Atlanta, GA on May 9, 2015.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Suffer the Children, by Craig DiLouie
  • Jade Sky, by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Beautiful You, by Patrick Freivald
  • The Vines, by Christopher Rice
  • Blood Kin, by Steve Rasnic Tem

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Mr. Wicker, by Maria Alexander
  • Forsaken, by J.D. Barker
  • Consumed, by David Cronenberg
  • Return of the Mothman, by Michael Knost
  • Bird Box, by Josh Malerman

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

  • Intentional Haunting, by Jake Bible
  • Phoenix Island, by John Dixon
  • Unmarked, by Kami Garcia
  • Passionaries, by Tonya Hurley
  • All Those Broken Angels, by Peter Adam Salomon

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll
  • Locke and Key, Vol. 6, by Joe Hill
  • I Tell You It’s Love, by Joe R. Lansdale and Daniele Serra
  • Bad Blood, by Jonathan Maberry
  • The Witcher, by Paul Tobin

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • “The Infected,” by Taylor Grant
  • “Dreams of a Little Suicide,” by Eric J. Guignard
  • “Fishing for Dinosaurs,” by Joe R. Lansdale
  • “Three Guys Walk into a Bar,” by Jonathan Maberry
  • “Lost and Found,” by Joe McKinney

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • “Hot Tub,” by Hal Bodner
  • “Baby’s Breath,” by Sydney Leigh
  • “The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family,” by Usman T. Malik
  • “Ruminations,” by Rena Mason
  • “Splinterette,” by John Palisano
  • “The Floating Girls: A Documentary,” by Damien Angelica Walters

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • The Walking Dead: “The Grove,” by Scott M. Gimple
  • The Babadook, by Jennifer Kent
  • Penny Dreadful: “Séance,” by John Logan
  • Doctor Who: “Listen,” by Steven Moffat
  • American Horror Story: Coven: “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks,” by James Wong

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • Qualia Nous, edited by Michael Bailey
  • A Darke Phantastique, edited by Jason V Brock
  • Fearful Symmetries, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • Burnt Tongues, edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, and Dennis Widmyer
  • Limbus, Inc., Book II, edited by Brett J. Talley

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

  • After the People Lights Have Gone Off, by Stephen Graham Jones
  • Little by Little, by John R. Little
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, by Helen Marshall
  • Soft Apocalypses, by Lucy Snyder
  • The End in All Beginnings, by John F.D. Taff

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • Disorders of Magnitude, by Jason V Brock
  • Lovecraft and a World in Transition, by S.T. Joshi
  • The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, by Leslie S. Klinger
  • Horror 101: The Way Forward, by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley
  • Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide, by Lucy Snyder

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Fearworms: Selected Poems, by Robert Payne Cabeen
  • Venus Intervention, by Corrinne De Winter and Alessandro Manzetti
  • Forgiving Judas, by Tom Piccirilli
  • Sweet Poison, by Marge Simon and Mary Turzillo
  • Mourning Jewelry, by Stephanie Wytovich

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HWA Announces Lifetime Achievement Recipients

The Horror Writers Association has announced that R. L. Stine and Stephen Jones will be recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards at this year’s Bram Stoker Awards Banquet, held on May 10th at the World Horror Convention in Portland, OR. Jones is the editor of numerous horror anthologies and Stine is the author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series of kid’s books.

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Stoker Nominees Announced

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the nominees for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards. Voting is open to all members of HWA until March 31. The winners will be announced at the World Horror Convention in Portland, OR on May 10, 2014.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • NOS4A2, by Joe Hill
  • Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
  • Malediction, by Lisa Morton
  • A Necessary End, by Sarah Pinborough and F. Paul Wilson
  • The Heavens Rise, by Christopher Rice

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Candy House, by Kate Jonez
  • The Year of the Storm, by John Mantooth
  • The Evolutionist, by Rena Mason
  • Redheads, by Jonathan Moore
  • Stoker’s Manuscript, by Royce Prouty

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

  • Special Dead, by Patrick Freivald
  • Unbreakable, by Kami Garcia
  • Project Cain, by Geoffrey Girard
  • Dog Days, by Joe McKinney
  • In the Shadow of Blackbirds, by Cat Winters

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • Fatale Book Three: West of Hell, by Ed Brubaker
  • Alabaster: Wolves, by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Witch Doctor, Vol. 2: Mal Practice, by Brandon Seifert
  • Sin Titulo, by Cameron Stewart
  • Colder, by Paul Tobin

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • “The Bluehole,” by Dale Bailey
  • “The Great Pity,” by Gary Braunbeck
  • “The Slaughter,” by Benjamin K. Ethridge
  • “No Others Are Genuine,” by Gregory Frost
  • House of Rain, by Greg F. Gifune
  • East End Girls, by Rena Mason

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • “Primal Tongue,” by Michael Bailey
  • “Snapshot,” by Patrick Freivald
  • “Night Train to Paris,” by David Gerrold
  • “The Hunger Artist,” by Lisa Mannetti
  • “The Geminis,” by John Palisano
  • “Code 666,” by Michael Reaves

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • The Returned: “The Horde,” by Fabien Adda and Fabrice Gobert
  • American Horror Story: Asylum: “Spilt Milk,” by Brad Falchuk
  • Hannibal: “Apéritif,” by Bryan Fuller
  • Dracula: “A Whiff of Sulfur,” by Daniel Knauf
  • The Walking Dead: “Welcome to the Tombs,” by Glen Mazzara

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • Horror Library: Volume 5, edited by R.J. Cavender and Boyd E. Harris
  • After Death…, edited by Eric J. Guignard
  • Barbers & Beauties, edited by Michael Knost and Nancy Eden Siegel
  • The Grimscribe’s Puppets, edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
  • Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror, Volume One, edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

  • North American Lake Monsters: Stories, by Nathan Ballingrud
  • The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories, by Laird Barron
  • The Tears of Isis, by James Dorr
  • The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Dance of the Blue Lady, by Gene O’Neill
  • Bible Stories for Secular Humanists, by S. P. Somtow

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic, edited by Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan
  • Ramsey Campbell: Critical Essays on the Modern Master of Horror, edited by Gary William Crawford
  • Nolan on Bradbury: Sixty Years of Writing about the Master of Science Fiction, by William F. Nolan
  • The Intermedial Experience of Horror: Suspended Failures, by Jarkko Toikkanen
  • Lovecraft and Influence: His Predecessors and Successors, edited by Robert H. Waugh

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Dark Roads: Selected Long Poems 1971-2012, by Bruce Boston
  • The Sex Lives of Monsters, by Helen Marshall
  • Dangerous Dreams, by Marge Simon and Sandy DeLuca
  • Four Elements, by Marge Simon, Rain Graves, Charlee Jacob, and Linda Addison
  • Hysteria: A Collection of Madness, by Stephanie M. Wytovich

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Bram Stoker Winners

The Horror Writers of America announced the winners of the Bram Stoker Awards at the Stoker Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 15.

  • Superior Achievement in a Novel: The Drowning Girl, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Superior Achievement in a First Novel: Life Rage, by L.L. Soares
  • Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel: Flesh & Bone, by Jonathan Maberry
  • Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel: Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, by Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton
  • Superior Achievement in Long Fiction: The Blue Heron, by Gene O’Neill
  • Superior Achievement in Short Fiction: “Magdala Amygdala,” by Lucy Snyder
  • Superior Achievement in a Screenplay: The Cabin in the Woods, by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
  • Superior Achievement in an Anthology: Shadow Show, edited by Mort Castle and Sam Weller
  • Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection: New Moon on the Water, by Mort Castle; Black Dahlia and White Rose: Stories, by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction: Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween, by Lisa Morton
  • Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection: Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls, by Marge Simon
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert R McCammon and Clive Barker
  • The Specialty Press Award: Jerad Walters of Centipede Press.
  • The Silver Hammer Award, for outstanding service to HWA: Charles Day
  • The President’s Richard Laymon Service Award: James Chambers.

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Stoker Award Nominees

The Horror Writers of America have announced the nominees for this year’s Bram Stoker Awards, to be presented on June 15 at the World Horror Convention in New Orleans, LA.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Bottled Abyss, by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
  • NightWhere, by John Everson
  • The Drowning Girl, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • The Haunted, by Bentley Little
  • Inheritance, by Joe McKinney

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Charlotte Markham and the House of Darklings, by Michael Boccacino
  • Wide Open, by Deborah Coates
  • The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief, by Charles Day
  • A Requiem for Dead Flies, by Peter Dudar
  • Bad Glass, by Richard Gropp
  • Life Rage, by L.L. Soares

Superior Achievement in a YA Novel

  • The Diviners, by Libba Bray
  • I Hunt Killers, by Barry Lyga
  • Flesh & Bone, by Jonathan Maberry
  • I Kissed A Ghoul, by Michael McCarty
  • The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater
  • A Bad Day for Voodoo, by Jeff Strand

Superior Achievement Long Fiction

  • Thirty Miles South of Dry County, by Kealan Patrick Burke
  • I’m Not Sam, by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
  • Lost Girl of the Lake, by Joe McKinney & Michael McCarty
  • The Blue Heron, by Gene O’Neill
  • The Fleshless Man, by Norman Prentiss

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • “Surrounded by the Mutant Rain Forest,” by Bruce Boston
  • “Bury My Heart at Marvin Gardens,” by Joe McKinney
  • “Righteous,” by Weston Ochse
  • “Available Light,” by John Palisano
  • “Magdala Amygdala,” by Lucy Snyder

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • Shadow Show, edited by Mort Castle & Sam Weller
  • Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations, edited by Eric J. Guignard
  • Hell Comes to Hollywood, edited by Eric Miller
  • Horror for Good: A Charitable Anthology, edited by Mark C. Scioneaux, R.J. Cavender, & Robert S. Wilson
  • Slices of Flesh, edited by Stan Swanson

Superior Achievement in a Collection

  • The Woman Who Married a Cloud: Collected Stories, by Jonathan Carroll
  • New Moon on the Water, by Mort Castle
  • Errantry: Strange Stories, by Elizabeth Hand
  • The Janus Tree, by Glen Hirshberg
  • Black Dahlia and White Rose: Stories, by Joyce Carol Oates

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • Writing Darkness, by Michael Collings
  • The Annotated Sandman, Volume 1, by Les Klinger
  • Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween, by Lisa Morton
  • The Undead and Theology, by Kim Paffenroth & John W. Morehead
  • Dark Directions: Romero, Craven, Carpenter, and the Modern Horror Film, by Kendall R. Phillips

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Dark Duet, by Linda Addison & Stephen M. Wilson
  • Notes from the Shadow City, by Bruce Boston and Gary William Crawford
  • A Verse to Horrors, by Michael Collings
  • Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls, by Marge Simon
  • Lovers & Killers, by Mary A. Turzillo

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • The Sixth Gun Volume 3: Bound, by Cullen Bunn
  • Rachel Rising Vol. 1: The Shadow of Death, by Terry Moore
  • The Tale of Brin and Bent and Minno Marylebone, by Ravi Thornton
  • Behind These Eyes, by Peter J. Wacks & Guy Anthony De Marco
  • Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, by Rocky Wood & Lisa Morton

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • The Woman in Black, by Jane Goldman
  • The Walking Dead, “Killer Within,” by Sang Kyu Kim
  • American Horror Story: Asylum, “Dark Cousin,” by Tim Minear
  • The Hunger Games, by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray
  • The Cabin in the Woods, by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard

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Stoker Award Winners

The Horror Writers of America announced the winners of the Bram Stoker Awards at the Stoker Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 1, 2012. In addition to the traditional categories, an award was presented for Vampire novel of the century.

  • Superior Achievement in a Novel: Flesh Eaters, by Joe McKinney
  • Superior Achievement in a First Novel: Isis Unbound, by Allyson Bird
  • Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel (tie): The Screaming Season, by Nancy Holder and Dust & Decay, by Jonathan Maberry
  • Superior Achievement Long Fiction: “The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine,” by Peter Straub
  • Superior Achievement in Short Fiction: “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive,” by Stephen King
  • Superior Achievement in an Anthology: Demons: Encounters with the Devil and his Minions, Fallen Angels and the Possessed, edited by John Skipp
  • Superior Achievement in a Collection: The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares, by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction: Stephen King: A Literary Companion, by Rocky Wood
  • Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection: How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend, by Linda Addison
  • Vampire Novel of the Century Award: I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
  • Horror Writer’s Association Life Achievement Awards: Rick Hautala and Joe R. Lansdale
  • Specialty Press Award: Derrick Hussey of Hippocampus Press and Roy Robbins of Bad Moon Books
  • Silver Hammer Award: Guy Anthony DeMarco
  • Richard Laymon Service Award: Karen Lansdale

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