2014 Bram Stoker Nominees

The 2014 Bram Stoker Awards nominees have been announced by the Horror Writers Association.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Suffer the Children, Craig DiLouie (Gallery)
  • Jade Sky, Patrick Freivald (JournalStone)
  • Beautiful You, Chuck Palahniuk (Jonathan Cape/Vintage)
  • The Vines, Christopher Rice (47North)
  • Blood Kin, Steve Rasnic Tem (Solaris)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Mr. Wicker, Maria Alexander (Raw Dog Screaming)
  • Forsaken, J.D. Barker (Hampton Creek)
  • Consumed, David Cronenberg (Scribner)
  • Return of the Mothman, Michael Knost (Woodland)
  • Bird Box, Josh Malerman (HarperCollins)

Superior Achievement in a YA Novel

  • Intentional Haunting, Jake Bible (Permuted)
  • Phoenix Island, John Dixon (Gallery)
  • Unmarked, Kami Garcia (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Passionaries, Tonya Hurley (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • All Those Broken Angels, Peter Adam Salomon (Flux)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • The Infected, Taylor Grant (Cemetery Dance #71)
  • Dreams of a Little Suicide”, Eric J. Guignard (Hell Comes to Hollywood II)
  • Fishing for Dinosaurs“, Joe R. Lansdale (Limbus, Inc., Book II)
  • Three Guys Walk Into a Bar“, Jonathan Maberry (Limbus, Inc., Book II)
  • Lost and Found“, Joe McKinney (Limbus, Inc., Book II)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • Hot Tub“, Hal Bodner (Hell Comes to Hollywood II)
  • Baby’s Breath“, Sydney Leigh (Bugs: Tales That Slither, Creep, and Crawl)
  • The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family, Usman T. Malik (Qualia Nous)
  • Ruminations“, Rena Mason (Qualia Nous)
  • Splinterette, John Palisano (Widowmakers: A Benefit Anthology of Dark Fiction)
  • The Floating Girls: A Documentary, Damien Angelica Walters (Jamais Vu #3)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • Qualia Nous, Michael Bailey, ed. (Written Backwards)
  • A Darke Phantastique, Jason V Brock, ed. (Cycatrix)
  • Fearful Symmetries, Ellen Datlow, ed. (ChiZine)
  • Burnt Tongues, Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, & Dennis Widmyer, eds. (Medallion)
  • Limbus, Inc., Book II, Brett J. Talley, ed. (JournalStone)

Superior Achievement in a Collection

  • After the People Lights Have Gone Off, Stephen Graham Jones (Dark House)
  • Little by Little, John R. Little (Bad Moon)
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
  • Soft Apocalypses, Lucy Snyder (Raw Dog Screaming)
  • The End in All Beginnings, John F.D. Taff (Grey Matter)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

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

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Fearworms: Selected Poems, Robert Payne Cabeen (Fanboy Comics)
  • Venus Intervention, Corrinne De Winter & Alessandro Manzetti (Kipple Officina Libraria)
  • Forgiving Judas, Tom Piccirilli (Crossroad)
  • Sweet Poison, Marge Simon & Mary Turzillo (Dark Renaissance)
  • Mourning Jewelry, Stephanie Wytovich (Raw Dog Screaming)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (McElderry)
  • Locke and Key: Vol. 6: Alpha and Omega, Joe Hill & Gabrielle Rodriguez (IDW)
  • I Tell You It’s Love, Joe R. Lansdale & Daniele Serra (Short, Scary Tales)
  • Bad Blood, Jonathan Maberry & Tyler Crook (Dark Horse)
  • The Witcher, Paul Tobin (Dark Horse)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • American Horror Story: Coven: “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks”
  • The Babadook
  • Doctor Who: “Listen”
  • Penny Dreadful: “Séance”
  • The Walking Dead: “The Grove”

Horror Writers Association members will vote to determine winners. Presentation of the awards will occur during the 25th annual World Horror Convention in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, May 9 2015.