Etter earns top honor at 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards

Sarah Rose Etter's debut novel, The Book of X, won the top honor at the 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards. The winners were announced July 12th in a 20-minute pre-recorded video released by the Shirley Jackson Awards. You can watch the video at the awards website HERE. The winners in the other five categories were: NOVELLA: Ormeshadow …

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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 shirleyjacksonawards.org. The Shirley Jackson Awards is recognizing outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic …

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Owl Goingback earns top prize at 2019 Bram Stoker Awards

Owl Goingback is having quite a year. In February, the Horror Writers Association announced he would receive its Lifetime Achievement Award. On April 18th, Goingback earned another prestigious award. His book Coyote Rage won the 2019 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel. The Horror Writers Association live-streamed the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards …

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MIDSOMMAR shines brightly at FANGORIA 2020 Chainsaw Awards

Maybe Fangoria should change the name of the Chainsaw Awards to the Ari Aster Awards. The director and another one of his movies dominated the Fangoria 2020 Chainsaw Awards, a fan-voted contest honoring the best horror movies released in 2019. Aster and his A24 film Midsommar won five of the 16 Chainsaw Awards, according to …

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Christine Morgan leads list of Splatterpunk Awards nominees

  Christine Morgan earned three nominations to lead the pack for the 2020 Splatterpunk Awards, according to a February 9th press release by award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene. Bryan Smith, Wesley Southard, and Edward Lee also scored multiple nominations with two each. Jarod Barbee and Patrick C. Harrison III also received two …

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‘The Price of the Princess’ is available on Amazon Kindle

I published a fantasy short story titled "The Price of the Princess" on January 9th. As I wrote in the introduction, the story was originally selected by an anthology titled Dark Dominions and scheduled for release last year. However, the Kickstarter campaign for the anthology was unsuccessful, and the publisher canceled the project. I planned …

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Grindhouse Press authors win top honors at 2019 Splatterpunk Awards

Grindhouse Press authors Kristopher Triana and Bryan Smith won top honors during the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards held at KillerCon in Austin, Texas, on August 17. The Splatterpunk Awards were co-founded by Wrath James White and Brian Keene and recognize superior achievement in the sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. Triana won Best Novel for Full …

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