Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Shirley Jackson Award Nominations

The 2013 Shirley Jackson Award Nominations. This award is named in honor of Shirley Jackson whose classic works include The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Thee awards are intended to recognize “outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.”

The Accursed, by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco)
American Elsewhere, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
The Demonologist, by Andrew Pyper (Simon & Schuster)
The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo (Morrow)
Night Film, by Marisha Pessl (Random House)
Wild Fell, by Michael Rowe (ChiZine Publications)

Burning Girls, by Veronica Schanoes (Tor.com)
Children of No One, by Nicole Cushing (DarkFuse)
Helen’s Story, by Rosanne Rabinowitz (PS Publishing)
It Sustains, by Mark Morris (Earthling Publications)
“The Gateway,” by Nina Allan (from Stardust, by Nina Allan;
PS Publishing)
The Last Revelation of Gla’aki, by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)
Whom the Gods Would Destroy, by Brian Hodge (DarkFuse)

"Cry Murder! In a Small Voice," by Greer Gilman (Small Beer Press)
“A Little of the Night,” by Tanith Lee (from Clockwork Phoenix 4, edited by Mike Allen; Mythic Delirium)
“My Heart Is Either Broken,” by Megan Abbott (from Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois; Tor)
“Phosphorus,” by Veronica Schanoes (from Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri
Windling; Tor)
“Raptors,” by Conrad Williams (Subterranean Press Magazine,
Winter 2013)

Short Fiction:
“57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides,” by Sam J. Miller (Nightmare Magazine, December 2013)
“Furnace,” by Livia Llewellyn (from Grimscribe’s Puppets, edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.; Miskatonic River Press)
“The Memory Book,” by Maureen McHugh (from Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy)
“The Statue in the Garden,” by Paul Park (from Exotic Gothic 5,
Vol. 2, edited by Danel Olson; PS Publishing)
“That Tiny Flutter of the Heart,” by Robert Shearman (from Psycho-Mania!, edited by Stephen Jones; Constable & Robinson)
“The Traditional,” Maria Dahvana Headley (Lightspeed, May 2013)

Single-Author Collection:
Before and Afterlives, by Christopher Barzak (Lethe Press)
Everything You Need, by Michael Marshall Smith (Earthling Publications)
In Search of and Others, by Will Ludwigsen (Lethe Press)
North American Lake Monsters, by Nathan Ballingrud
(Small Beer Press)
The Story Until Now, by Kit Reed (Wesleyan)

Edited Anthology:
The Book of the Dead, edited by Jared Shurin (Jurassic London)
End of the Road, edited by Jonathan Oliver (Solaris)
Grimscribe’s Puppets, edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr. (Miskatonic River Press)
Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (Tor)
Where thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Steve Berman (Lethe Press)

Prizes will be awarded on July 13, at Readercon 25, Conference on Imaginative Literature

HT: The Rap Sheet

1 comment:

Vallery Feldman said...

This is an intriguing list. Not sure I can read them as I still get nightmares. The Lottery is still a hard story to top. v