2020 This Is Horror Awards Nominees

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyFinalists for the This Is Horror Awards 2020 have been announced:

Novel of the Year

  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix (Quirk)
  • The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones (Saga)
  • Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)
  • The Invention of Sound, Chuck Palahniuk (Grand Central)
  • The Sun Down Motel, Simone St. James (Berkley)

Novella of the Year

  • We Need to Do Something, Max Booth III (Perpetual Motion Machine)
  • Ring Shout, P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)
  • Crossroads, Laurel Hightower (Off Limits)
  • True Crime, Samantha Kolesnik (Grindhouse)
  • The Worm and His Kings, Hailey Piper (Off Limits)

Short Story Collection of the Year

  • Thin Places, Kay Chronister (Undertow)
  • Velocities, Kathe Koja (Meerkat)
  • Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies, John Langan (Word Horde)
  • Wyrd and Other Derelictions, Adam Nevill (Ritual)
  • The Immeasurable Corpse of Nature, Christopher Slatsky (Grimscribe)

Anthology of the Year

  • Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Anchor)
  • Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror, Mark Matthews, ed. (Wicked Run)
  • Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors, Doug Murano & Michael Bailey, ed. (Written Backwards)
  • Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora, Zelda Knight & Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald, eds. (Aurelia Leo)
  • Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror, Samantha Kolesnik, ed. (Grindhouse)

Fiction Magazine of the Year

  • The Dark
  • Lightspeed
  • Nightmare
  • Uncanny
  • Unnerving

Publisher of the Year

  • Death’s Head
  • Del Rey
  • Silver Shamrock
  • Undertow
  • Valancourt

Fiction Podcast of the Year

  • Chilling Tales for Dark Nights
  • Crypto-Z
  • The Other Stories
  • Thirteen

Nonfiction Podcast of the Year

  • Afro Horror
  • Ghoulish
  • Ink Heist
  • Post Mortem with Mick Garris
  • TheNecronomi.com

Cover Art of the Year

  • Mike Davis for grotesquerie, Richard Gavin (Undertow)
  • Todd Keisling for Arterial Bloom, Mercedes M. Yardley, ed. (Crystal Lake)
  • Stephen Mackey for Thin Places, Kay Chronister (Undertow)
  • Mikio Murakami for The Best of Both Worlds, S.P. Miskowski (Trepidatio)
  • Matthew Revert for Antioch, Jessica Leonard (Perpetual Motion Machine)

Voting is open through the This Is Horror website until 12:01 a.m. BST on May 22, 2021.

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