Saturday, June 20, 2020


The Shirley Jackson Awards  are given"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 fantasy." The following are the nominees. The final awards will be given sometime in the future. 


The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter (Two Dollar Radio)
Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand (Little, Brown and Co)
Goodnight Stranger by Miciah Bay Gault (Park Row Books)
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Gollancz-UK/Flatiron Books-US)
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Ecco)
Tinfoil Butterfly by Rachel Eve Moulton (MCD x FSG Originals)

Into Bones Like Oil by Kaaron Warren (Meerkat Press)
Late Returns by Joe Hill (Full Throttle)
The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht (
Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma (
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Gallery/Saga Press)

Black Bequeathments by Simon Strantzas (Dim Shores)
The Couvade by Joanna Koch (Demain Publishing)
Deeper, Darker Things” by Steve Dillon (Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities)
Luminous Body by Brooke Warra (Dim Shores)
Pwdre Ser by Kurt Fawver (Dim Shores)
Taproot” by M. R. Carey (Ten-Word Tragedies)

How to Become a Witch-Queen” by Theodora Goss (Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery)
Kali_Na” by Indrapramit Das (The Mythic Dream)
The Truth About Josh Enloe” by Nick Straatmann (Parhelion)
The Well” by Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell (issue 55.1 of The Southern Review)
Whistle, My Lad, and I Will Come” by Gina Ochsner (The Pink Issue of Fairy Tale Review)

Collision: Stories by J. S. Breukelaar (Meerkat Press, LLC)
Every Human Love: Stories by Joanna Pearson (Acre Books)
Homesick by Nino Cipri (Dzanc Books)
Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell (Riverhead Books)
Song for the Unraveling of the World by Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press)
Wounds by Nathan Ballingrud (Saga Press)

Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Storiesedited by Ellen Datlow (Saga Press)
The Mythic Dream, edited by Navah Wolfe and Dominik Parisien (Saga Press)
The Twisted Book of Shadowsedited by Christopher Golden & James A. Moore (Twisted Publishing)
The Unquiet Dreamer: A Tribute to Harlan Ellisonedited by Preston Grassmann (PS Publishing)
Wonderland: An Anthology of Works Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlandedited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane (Titan Books)

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