2021 Stoker Awards Winners

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the winners for the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Due to a tie in fifth place, there are six nominees in this category.

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • WINNER: “Twentieth Anniversary Screening”, Jeff Strand (Slice and Dice)

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

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • WINNER: Midnight Mass, “Book VI: Acts of the Apostles”
  • Antlers
  • Candyman
  • Fear Street: Part One – 1994
  • Squid Game, “Red Light, Green Light”

The Seventh Annual Final Frame Horror Short Competition

  • Grand Prize Winner: Inheritance, written and directed by Annalise Lockhart
  • First runner up: The Thing That Ate The Birds, written and directed by Sophie Mair and Dan Gitsham
  • Second runner up: Every Time We Meet For Ice Cream Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes, written and directed by Anthony Cousins, based on a short story by Carlton Mellick III
  • Best Writing in a Short Film: Becoming Emma Braintree, written and directed by Joshua Koske, based on a short story by Aaron Dries

As previously announced Jo Fletcher, Nancy Holder, and Koji Suzuki were recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award; Valancourt Books won the Specialty Press Award; the Richard Laymon President’s Award went to Sumiko Saulson; Kevin J. Wetmore received the Silver Hammer Award; and Michael Knost received the Mentor of the Year Award.

Winners were honored at a gala during StokerCon 2022, May 12-15, 2022 at the Curtis Hotel in Denver CO. For more information, see the Stoker Awards website.

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