2018 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2018 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

Novel

In the Night Wood, Dale Bailey (John Joseph Adams) Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton (Double Day) We Sold Our Souls, Grady Hendrix (Quirk) Everything Under, Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape) Little Eve, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

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2017 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards winners were announced July 15, 2018 during Readercon 29 at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy MA. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

Novel

WINNER: The Hole, Hye-young Pyun (Arcade) Ill Will, Dan Chaon (Ballantine) The Bone Mother, David Demchuk (ChiZine) The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge (Penguin) The Changeling, Victor LaValle ...Read More Read more

2017 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

Novel

Ill Will, Dan Chaon (Ballantine) The Bone Mother, David Demchuk (ChiZine) The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge (Penguin) The Changeling, Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau) The Hole, Hye-young Pyun (Arcade)

Novella

The Lost Daughter Collective, Lindsey Drager (Dzanc) Mapping ...Read More Read more

Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards winners for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction were announced at a ceremony, July 16, 2017 at Readercon 28 at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy MA.

NOVEL

WINNER: The Girls, Emma Cline (Random House)

The Wonder, Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown) Lily, Michael Thomas Ford (Lethe) Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones (Morrow) I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Iain ...Read More Read more

2016 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

NOVEL

The Girls, Emma Cline (Random House) The Wonder, Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown) Lily, Michael Thomas Ford (Lethe) Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones (Morrow) I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid (Gallery/Scout) Foxlowe, Eleanor Wasserberg (Fourth Estate UK/Penguin US)

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“Maggots”, ...Read More Read more

2015 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2015 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented on July 10, 2016 at Readercon 27, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Quincy MA. Readercon guests of honor Catherynne M. Valente and Tim Powers hosted the ceremony.

The winners for the 2015 Shirley Jackson Awards are:

Novel

Experimental Film, Gemma Files (ChiZine Publications) Lord Byron’s Prophecy, Sean Eads (Lethe) When We Were Animals, Joshua Gaylord (Mulholland) The Glittering World, ...Read More Read more

2015 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2015 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

NOVEL

Lord Byron’s Prophecy, Sean Eads (Lethe) Experimental Film, Gemma Files (ChiZine) When We Were Animals, Joshua Gaylord (Mulholland) The Glittering World, Robert Levy (Gallery) Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin)

NOVELLA

The Visible Filth, Nathan Ballingrud (This Is Horror) Wylding Hall ...Read More Read more

2014 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards winners were announced on July 12, 2015 at Readercon 22 in Burlington MA. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

NOVEL

Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals) Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes (Mulholland) The Lesser Dead, Christopher Buehlman (Berkley) The Unquiet House, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher) Bird Box, Josh Malerman (Ecco) Confessions, Kanae Minato ...Read More Read more

2014 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

NOVEL

Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes (Mulholland) The Lesser Dead, Christopher Buehlman (Berkley) The Unquiet House, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher) Bird Box, Josh Malerman (Ecco) Confessions, Kanae Minato (Mulholland) Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals)

NOVELLA

We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl ...Read More Read more

2013 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented on July 13, 2014 at Readercon 25, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts. Readercon guests of honor Andrea Hairston and Kit Reed hosted the ceremony.

NOVEL

American Elsewhere, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit) The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco) The Demonologist, Andrew Pyper (Orion; Simon & Schuster) The Ghost Bride, Yangsze Choo (William Morrow) Night Film, Marisha Pessl ...Read More Read more

2012 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2012 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented at a ceremony at Readercon 24 on July 14, 2013 in Burlington MA, for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction. The ceremony was hosted by Maureen McHugh. The winners are:

NOVEL

Edge, Koji Suzuki (Vertical) Immobility, Brian Evenson (Tor) Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (Crown) The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) The Devil in Silver ...Read More Read more

2011 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2011 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented at a ceremony at Readercon 23 on July 15, 2012 in Burlington MA, for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction. The ceremony was co-hosted by Peter Straub and Caitlín R. Kiernan. The winners are:

Novel

Witches on the Road Tonight, Sheri Holman (Grove) The Great Lover, Michael Cisco (Chômu) The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan (Canongate) Knock ...Read More Read more

Shirley Jackson Awards Finalists

The 2011 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

Novel

The Great Lover, Michael Cisco (Chômu) The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan (Canongate) Witch on the Road Tonight, Sheri Holman (Grove) Knock Knock, S.P. Miskowski (Omnium Gatherum) The Dracula Papers, Reggie Oliver (Chômu) The Devil All the Time, Donald Ray ...Read More Read more

2010 Shirley Jackson Awards Shortlist

The 2010 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

Novel

Dark Matter, Michelle Paver (Orion) A Dark Matter, Peter Straub (Doubleday) Feed, Mira Grant (Orbit) Mr. Shivers, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit) The Reapers Are the Angels, Alden Bell (Holt) The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Novella

The Broken Man ...Read More Read more

2009 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2009 Shirley Jackson Awards winners have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

Novel

Big Machine, Victor LaValle (Speigel & Grau) Last Days, Brian Evenson (Underland) The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) The Owl Killers, Karen Maitland (Delacorte) White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi (Nan A. Talese) The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters ...Read More Read more

Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2008 Shirley Jackson Awards winners were announced on Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Readercon 20, the Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts. Winners and finalist are:

NOVELThe Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (William Morrow)Alive in Necropolis, Doug Dorst (Riverhead Hardcover)The Man on the Ceiling, Steve Rasnic Tem & Melanie Tem (Wizards of the Coast Discoveries)Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Del Rey)The Resurrectionist ...Read More

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Shirley Jackson Awards Ballot Announced

The Shirley Jackson Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 12th 2009, at Readercon 20, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts. Guest of honor Elizabeth Hand, whose Generation Loss won the 2007 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, will emcee.

NOVEL

Alive in Necropolis, Doug Dorst (Riverhead Hardcover)

The Man on the Ceiling, Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem (Wizards of the Coast Discoveries)

Pandemonium, Daryl ...Read More Read more

Shirley Jackson Awards Fundraiser

The administrators of the Shirley Jackson Awards are holding an “online lottery” fundraiser. Lottery tickets are a dollar each, and prizes range from rare signed books to Tuckerizations by various authors to a keyboard signed by Neil Gaiman. Tickets will be available for purchase February 9-23, 2009. For the list of available prizes, see www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/store/. ...Read More

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2017 Locus Awards Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced winners in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards.

The Locus Awards are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll that runs from February 1 to April 15. We welcome and invite everyone to vote in the poll. Our recommended list for 2016 can be found here.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Death’s End, Cixin Liu (Tor; Head of Zeus) ...Read More Read more

2017 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 23-25, 2017; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings with Connie Willis and Carrie Vaughn; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Daryl Gregory, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket ...Read More

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2016 Bram Stoker Awards Winners

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the winners for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards on April 29, 2017 at a gala held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA during StokerCon 2017.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

The Fisherman, John Langan (Word Horde) Hard Light, Elizabeth Hand (Minotaur) Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones (William Morrow) Stranded, Bracken MacLeod (Tor) Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Paul Tremblay ...Read More Read more

2017 Edgar Awards Winners

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin (Liveright) won the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Critical/ Biographical.

Several authors and works of genre interest were on the 2017 Edgar Awards shortlist, including Peter Ackroyd, Ally Condie, Stephen King, Justine Larbalestier, Joyce Carol Oates, and Bram Stoker, among others. Max Allan Collins was made Grand Master.

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards, “honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and ...Read More

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2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the finalists for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards on February 23, 2017.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Hard Light, Elizabeth Hand (Minotaur) Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones (William Morrow) The Fisherman, John Langan (Word Horde) Stranded, Bracken MacLeod (Tor) Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Paul Tremblay (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

The Apothecary’s Curse, Barbara Barnett (Pyr) ...Read More Read more

2017 Edgar Awards Nominations

Several authors and works of genre interest are on the 2017 Edgar Awards shortlist, including Peter Ackroyd, Ally Condie, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and Bram Stoker, among others. Max Allan Collins has been named a Grand Master.

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards, “honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television,” will be presented April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York NY.

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2016 Edgar Awards Nominations

There are a few works and authors of genre interest among the 2016 Edgar Awards nominations, presented annually by the Mystery Writers of America:

Best Novel

Canary, Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)

Best Short Story

“Family Treasures”, Shirley Jackson (Let Me Tell You) “Obits”, Stephen King (The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)

Best Young Adult

The Sin Eater’s Daughter, Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic) The Walls Around Us, ...Read More Read more

Robert Jackson Bennett: Subreality

Robert Jackson Bennett was born June 22, 1984 in Baton Rouge LA and lived all over the deep south before settling in Houston TX when he was ten. He attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied English and Government.

Bennett’s debut novel Mr. Shivers (2010) won a Shirley Jackson Award, was a finalist for the Crawford Award, and earned him the Sydney J. Bounds Award ...Read More

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2013 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

The 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

NOVEL

American Elsewhere, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit) The Ghost Bride, Yangsze Choo (William Morrow) The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco) Night Film, Marisha Pessl (Random House) The Demonologist, Andrew Pyper (Orion UK; Simon & Schuster US) Wild Fell, Michael Rowe ...Read More Read more

2012 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

The 2012 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

NOVEL

Immobility, Brian Evenson (Tor) Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (Crown) The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) The Devil in Silver, Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau) Edge, Koji Suzuki (Vertical)

NOVELLA

28 Teeth of Rage, Ennis Drake (Omnium Gatherum Media) ...Read More Read more

2010 Shirley Jackson Award Winners

The 2010 Shirley Jackson Awards winners were presented during a ceremony at Readercon 22 in Burlington, Massachusetts on Sunday, July 18th, 2011. The awards are given for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

Novel

Mr. Shivers, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit) Dark Matter, Michelle Paver (Orion) A Dark Matter, Peter Straub (Doubleday) Feed, Mira Grant (Orbit) The Reapers Are the Angels, Alden ...Read More Read more

Issue 701 Table of Contents, June 2019

The June 2019 issue of Locus has interviews with Michael Blumlein and Kaaron Warren. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through March 2020. Awards news covers the 2018 Nebula Awards, Stoker Awards, Asimov’s Readers’ Awards, Analog Anlab Awards, Aurealis Awards, and more. There are finalists and shortlists from the Clarke, Shirley Jackson, and Scribe Awards. Convention and event ...Read More

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