Nominations announced for 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards


Novels by Sarah Rose Etter, Elizabeth Hand, Miciah Bay Gault, Leigh Bardugo, Kevin Wilson, and Rachel Eve Moulton are nominated for the top honor in the 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards, according to a press release by

The Shirley Jackson Awards is recognizing outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic published during 2019. There are 33 nominated works in the six awards categories.

For the complete press release, click HERE.


NOVEL: The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter; Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand; Goodnight Stranger by Miciah Bay Gault; Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo; Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson; and Tinfoil Butterfly by Rachel Eve Moulton.

NOVELLA: Into Bones Like Oil by Kaaron Warren; Late Returns by Joe Hill; The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht; Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma; and This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.

NOVELETTE: Black Bequeathments by Simon Strantzas; The Couvade, Joanna Koch; “Deeper, Darker Things” by Steve Dillon; Luminous Body, Brooke Warra; Pwdre Ser by Kurt Fawver; and “Taproot” by M. R. Carey.

SHORT FICTION: “How to Become a Witch-Queen” by Theodora Goss; “Kali_Na” by Indrapramit Das; “The Truth About Josh Enloe” by Nick Straatmann; “The Well” by Mariana Enríquez; and “Whistle, My Lad, and I Will Come” by Gina Ochsner (The Pink Issue of Fairy Tale Review)

 SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION: Collision: Stories by J. S. Breukelaar; Every Human Love: Stories; Homesick by Nino Cipri; Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin; Song for the Unraveling of the World by Brian Evenson; and Wounds by Nathan Ballingrud.

EDITED ANTHOLOGY: Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, edited by Ellen Datlow; The Mythic Dream, edited by Navah Wolfe and Dominik Parisien; The Twisted Book of Shadows, edited by Christopher Golden & James A. Moore; The Unquiet Dreamer: A Tribute to Harlan Ellison; and Wonderland: An Anthology of Works Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane.


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