Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Shirley Jackson Awards


Shirley Jackson Awards, "in recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic."
 

Best Novel:
Experimental Film, by Gemma Files (ChiZine Publications)

Also nominated: Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press); The Glittering World, by Robert Levy (Gallery); Lord Byron’s Prophecy, by Sean Eads (Lethe Press); and When We Were Animals, by Joshua Gaylord (Mulholland)

Best Novella:
Wylding Hall, by Elizabeth Hand (PS Publishing/Open Road)

Also nominated: The Box Jumper, by Lisa Mannetti (Smart Rhino); In the Lovecraft Museum, by Steve Tem (PS Publishing); Unusual Concentrations, by S.J. Spurrier (Simon Spurrier); and The Visible Filth, by Nathan Ballingrud (This Is Horror)


Best Novelette:
“Even Clean Hands Can Do Damage,” Steve Duffy (Supernatural Tales #30, Autumn)

Also nominated: “The Briskwater Mare,” Deborah Kalin (Cherry Crow Children, Twelfth Planet Press); “The Deepwater Bride,” Tamsyn Muir (Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July-August 2015); “Fabulous Beasts,” Priya Sharma (Tor.com, July 2015); “The Thyme Fiend,” Jeffrey Ford (Tor.com, March 2015)

Best Short Fiction:
“The Dying Season,” Lynda E. Rucker (Aickman’s Heirs)

Also nominated: “A Beautiful Memory,” Shannon Peavey (Apex Magazine), “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” Alyssa Wong (Nightmare), “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” Nadia Bulkin (Aickman’s Heirs), “Wilderness,” Letitia Trent (Exigencies)

Best Single-Author Collection
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Stephen King (Scribner)

Also nominated: The End of the End of Everything, Dale Bailey (Arche Press), Get in Trouble, Kelly Link (Random House), Gutshot, Amelia Gray (FSG Originals), The Nameless Dark – A Collection, T.E. Grau (Lethe Press), You Have Never Been Here, Mary Rickert (Small Beer Press)

Best Edited AnthologyEDITED ANTHOLOGY
Aickman’s Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas (Undertow Publications)

Also nominated:  Black Wings IV, edited by S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing), The Doll Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor), Exigencies, edited by Richard Thomas (Dark House Press), Seize the Night, edited by Christopher Golden (Gallery)

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) wrote such classic novels as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.” Her work continues to be a major influence on writers of every kind of fiction, from the most traditional genre offerings to the most innovative literary work.

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