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FINALISTS: 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards

The finalists of the 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic have been announced!

  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals)
  • Bird Box by Josh Malerman (Ecco)
  • Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland)
  • Confessions by Kanae Minato (Mulholland)
  • The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman (Berkley)
  • The Unquiet House by Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books)

  • “The Beauty” by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
  • “Ceremony of Flies” by Kate Jonez (DarkFuse)
  • “The Good Shabti” byRobert Sharp (Jurassic London)
  • “The Mothers of Voorhisville” by Mary Rickert (, April 2014)
  • “The Last Revelation of Gla’aki” by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)
  • “We Are All Completely Fine” by Daryl Gregory (Tachyon)
  • “The Devil in America” by Kai Ashante Wilson (, April 2014)
  • “The End of the End of Everything” by Dale Bailey (, April 2014)
  • “The Husband Stitch” by Carmen Maria Machado (Granta)
  • “Newspaper Heart” by Stephen Volk (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Spectral Press)
  • “Office at Night” by Kate Bernheimer and Laird Hunt (Walker Art Center/ Coffee House Press)
  • “The Quiet Room” by V H Leslie (Shadows & Tall Trees 2014, Undertow Publications/ChiZine Publications)
  • “Candy Girl” by Chikodili Emelumadu (Apex Magazine, November 2014)
  • “TThe Dogs Home” by Alison Littlewood (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Spectral Press)
  • “The Fisher Queen” by Alyssa Wong (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May/June 2014)
  • “Shay Corsham Worsted” by Garth Nix (Fearful Symmetries, ChiZine Publications)
  • “Wendigo Nights” by Siobhan Carroll (Fearful Symmetries, ChiZine Publications)

  • After the People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones (Dark House)
  • Burnt Black Suns: A Collection of Weird Tales by Simon Strantzas (Hippocampus)
  • Gifts for the One who Comes After byHelen Marshall (ChiZine Publications)
  • They Do The Same Things Different There by Robert Shearman (ChiZine Publications)
  • Unseaming by Mike Allen (Antimatter Press)

  • Letters to Lovecraft edited by Jesse Bullington (Stone Skin Press)
  • Fearful Symmetries edited by Ellen Datlow (ChiZine Publications)
  • The Spectral Book of Horror Stories edited by Mark Morris (Spectral Press)
  • Shadows & Tall Trees 2014 edited by Michael Kelly (Undertow Publications/ChiZine Publications)
  • The Children of Old Leech: A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron edited by Ross E. Lockhart and Justin Steele (Word Horde)

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) wrote such classic novels as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.” Her work continues to be a major influence on writers of every kind of fiction, from the most traditional genre offerings to the most innovative literary work.

The 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Readercon 26, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

2 Comments on FINALISTS: 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards

  1. There’s a lot of great stuff here! Good luck to all the nominees!

  2. Wow there are some fantastic books here! Bird Box was, omg, just that book nearly killed me.

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