2019 Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the preliminary ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction

  • “Evolution, Cognition, and Horror: A Précis of Why Horror Seduces”, Mathias Clasen (Journal of Cognitive Historiography 10/14/19)
  • “Between Hell and Earth: Rhetorical Appropriation of Religious Space within Hellraiser”, Gavin F. Hurley (The Spaces and Places of Horror)
  • “Magic, Madness, and Women Who Creep: The Power of Individuality in the Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman”, Gwendolyn Kiste (Vastarien Spring ’19)
  • “Slasher Films Made Me Gay: The Queer Appeal and Subtext of the Genre”, Vince A. Liaguno (Ginger Nuts of Horror 9/1/2019)
  • “The Beast Without: The Cinematic Werewolf as a (Counter) Cultural Metaphor”, Craig Ian Mann (Horror Studies Spring ’19)
  • “The Evil Aging Women of American Horror Story“, Karen J. Renner (Elder Horror: Essays on Film’s Frightening Images of Aging)
  • “Film’s First Lycanthrope: 1913’s The Werewolf“, Kelly Robinson (Scary Monsters Fall ’19)
  • “Riding Out the Storms”, Tim Waggoner (Writing in the Dark 5/20/19)
  • “Lord Byron’s Whipping Boy: Dr. John William Polidori and the 200th Anniversary of The Vampyre“, Valerie E. Weich (Famous Monsters of Filmland 10/19)
  • “From the Books of Wandering: Fin-De-Siècle Poetics of a Supernatural Figure”, Aaron Worth (The Times Literary Supplement 12/19)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • Doctor Sleep
  • The Lighthouse
  • Midsommar
  • Ready or Not
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • Stranger Things, “The Battle of Starcourt”
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid
  • Us
  • Velvet Buzzsaw
  • The Wind

Voting is open to active and lifetime HWA members until February 15, 2020.

Bram Stoker Award nominees for 2019 (the short list) will be announced on February 23, 2020. Winners will be honored at a gala during StokerCon UK, to be held April 16-19, 2020 at the Royal and Grand Hotels in Scarborough, UK. For more information, see the Stoker Awards website.

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