Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bram Stoker #Horror Awards Preliminary Ballot

The Horror Writers Association released their preliminary ballot for the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards. 

Here are a few short highlights, including writers and books that have been featured on this blog or whose names I recognize or from small presses. You can see the full list here.  Congratulations to all as the nominee ballot is determined next.

Superior Achievement in a Novel
Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Hartwell, Ash – Tip of the Iceberg (Stitched Smile Publications)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Keisling, Todd – The Final Reconciliation (Crystal Lake Publishing)
McGuire, Seanan – Down Among the Sticks and Bones (
Waggoner, Tim – A Kiss of Thorns (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Bailey, Michael – “I Will Be the Reflection Until the End” (Tales from the Lake Vol. 4) (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Bodner, Hal – “The Baker of Millepoix” (Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Wahl, M.F. – “Absolution” (Feverish Fiction Magazine Issue #6) (Sleazy Viking Press)
Yardley, Mercedes M. – “Loving you Darkly” (F(r)iction Magazine #8) (Tethered by Letters)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Cain, Kenneth W. – Embers (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Maberry, Jonathan and Romero, George A. – Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (St. Martin’s Griffin)

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