2020 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot features 8 multiple nominees

Stephen Graham Jones and Josh Malerman were among eight authors with multiple titles on the Final Ballot of the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards, according to a February 20th release by the Horror Writers Association. The five books vying for Superior Achievement in a Novel are The Only Good Indians by Jones; The Deep by Alma Katsu; Devil’s …

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Death’s Head Press earns most Splatterpunk Awards nominations again

For the second consecutive year, Death's Head Press led the nominations for the Splatterpunk Awards. After debuting with six in 2020, the two-year-old publisher followed up with eight nominations for the 2021 Splatterpunk Awards, which were announced today. In their fourth year, the Splatterpunk Awards honor superior achievement for works published in the subgenres of …

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Death’s Head Press, Triana lead nominations for 2021 Splatterpunk Awards

Death's Head Press and Kristopher Triana led nominations for the 2021 Splatterpunk Awards, according to a release by Splatterpunk Award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene. Recommended by readers, fans and peers, the 2021 Splatterpunk Awards honor superior achievement for works published in 2020 in the subgenres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. Death's Head …

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“Scarecrow Road” debuts on The Night’s End Podcast

Pretty cool, huh? Tonight was a super exciting night for me because I HEARD my short story "Scarecrow Road" for the first time on The Night's End Podcast. I wrote "Scarecrow Road" as a creepy Halloween tale, but listening to a dramatic reading of it -- complete with spooky sound effects -- certainly elevated it …

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Born to annoy, Cal the Netflixie Pixie is unleashed

My latest short story, "The Case of the Troll with No Eyes," is in the new anthology Unveiled Secrets. Released September 22nd by Fantasia Divinity Publishing, Unveiled Secrets features eleven detective fantasy stories and is available on Amazon HERE. As I mentioned in my last post, I write mostly dark and grim horror stories, but …

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A boy king searches for strength in ‘A Tale of Two Shards’

"A Tale of Two Shards" is the seventh standalone short story I've published on Amazon Kindle -- my second one in the fantasy genre. I dedicated it to my dad, an awesome father who died in 2015. As I explain in the introduction, I wrote "A Tale of Two Shards" for a writing contest sponsored …

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The Horror Show with Brian Keene ends its weekly podcast

The Horror Show with Brian Keene ended its weekly podcast run after almost six years, the author announced in an August 27th statement on briankeene.com. The Horror Show ran from its first episode on January 29th, 2015, to its 279th episode on September 3rd, 2020, according to the show's archives. The finale's description simply read: …

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Sarah Read wins top honor at This Is Horror Awards 2019

After winning the 2019 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel in April, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read added another honor in 2020, winning Novel of the Year at This Is Horror Awards 2019. Released by Trepidatio Publishing in February 2019, Read's debut is touted by Bird Box author Josh …

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Deadite Press authors Morgan, Southard among winners at 2020 Splatterpunk Awards

Christine Morgan and Wesley Southard won top honors for their books published by Deadite Press at the 2020 Splatterpunk Awards, according to a press release by award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene. The 2020 Splatterpunk Awards honored superior achievement in the literary sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror for works published in 2019. …

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Final ballot for 2020 World Fantasy Awards announced

Books by Kacen Callender, Alix E. Harrow, Ann Leckie, Tamsyn Muir, and Yoko Ogawa are nominated for World Fantasy Awards in the Novel category. The World Fantasy Convention announced the final ballot along with the two Lifetime Achievement winners for the 2020 World Fantasy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in fantasy fiction published in 2019. …

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