The Horror Writers Association has announced the nominees for the 2011 Bram Stoker Award!

[UPDATE:The nominees below reflect an amendment in the list of Short Fiction nominees. After the Preliminary Ballot was completed and the initial list of nominees issued one work was found to be ineligible and was replaced by the work which received the next highest number of votes in the relevant Preliminary Ballot. The list below reflects the final nominees.]

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A FIRST NOVEL

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A GRAPHIC NOVEL

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN LONG FICTION
  • 7 Brains by Michael Louis Calvillo (Burning Effigy Press)
  • “Roots and All” by Brian Hodge (A Book of Horrors)
  • “The Colliers’ Venus (1893)” by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy)
  • Ursa Major by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
  • Rusting Chickens by Gene O’Neill (Dark Regions Press)
  • “The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine” by Peter Straub (Conjunctions: 56)
SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SHORT FICTION
  • “Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine, October 2011)
  • “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive” by Stephen King (The Atlantic Magazine, May
  • 2011)
  • “Hypergraphia” by Ken Lillie-Paetz (The Uninvited, Issue #1)
  • “Graffiti Sonata” by Gene O’Neill (Dark Discoveries #18)
  • “Home” by George Saunders (The New Yorker Magazine, June 13, 2011)
  • “All You Can Do Is Breathe” by Kaaron Warren (Blood and Other Cravings)
SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A SCREENPLAY
  • True Blood, episode #44: “Spellbound” by Alan Ball (HBO)
  • The Walking Dead, episode #13: “Pretty Much Dead Already” by Scott M. Gimple (AMC)
  • The Walking Dead, episode #9: “Save the Last One” by Scott M. Gimple (AMC)
  • Priest by Cory Goodman (Screen Gems)
  • The Adjustment Bureau by George Nolfi (Universal Pictures)
  • American Horror Story, episode #12: “Afterbirth” by Jessica Sharzer (20th Century Fox Television)
SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A FICTION COLLECTION

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ANTHOLOGY (EDITING)

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN NON-FICTION

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A POETRY COLLECTION

The Awards will be presented at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 31.

Congratulation to all the nominees!

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