On Tuesday, February 12th, Elizabeth Crowens, Amy Grech, Charie D. LaMarr, and Kathleen Scheiner read from their stories in the Bram Stoker nominated anthology, A New York State of Fright (on sale now!) at the KGB Bar to celebrate Women in Horror Month! All proceeds from sales of A New York State of Fright benefit Girls Write Now. Thanks to all those who joined us for a great night of readings!
We’re thrilled to announce that A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT: HORROR STORIES FROM THE EMPIRE STATE (Hippocampus Press) has been nominated for a 2018 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in an Anthology! Congratulations to everyone involved!
You can get your copy of this Bram Stoker Award® nominee direct from Hippocampus Press, through your favorite bookseller, or via IndieBound, Amazon, and BN.com. Don’t forget, every copy of A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT raises funds for Girls Write Now.
(Did we mention it’s nominated for a Bram Stoker Award®? Bram Stoker Award®!)
A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT, edited by James Chambers, April Grey, and Robert Masterson presents twenty-four tales of darkness and fear written by New York authors and set in New York City and State. This collection of original and reprinted stories showcases many unique voices in dark fiction and settings from the fashion world of Midtown Manhattan to the sinister history of upstate New York.
The Horror Writers Association has announced the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot. “This year’s nominees demonstrate a continued lineup of quality work in the horror genre,” said Lisa Morton, HWA President. “Our members and awards juries have again chosen truly outstanding works of literature, cinema, non-fiction, and poetry.”
Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for superior achievement in writing in eleven categories, including traditional works of various lengths, poetry, screenplays, and non-fiction. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, and Neil Gaiman.
The HWA formed in 1985 with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe R. Lansdale, and is considered the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy. As a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, the HWA is dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it.
The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards® will occur during the 4th annual StokerCon™, to be held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The gala presentation will happen on Saturday night, May 11th. Tickets to the banquet and the convention are on sale to the public at http://stokercon2019.org/. The awards presentation will also be live-streamed online via the website.
Congratulations to all the nominees!
2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot
Superior Achievement in a Novel
Katsu, Alma – The Hunger (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Maberry, Jonathan – Glimpse (St. Martin’s Press)
Malerman, Josh – Unbury Carol (Del Rey)
Stoker, Dacre and Barker, J.D. – Dracul (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Tremblay, Paul – The Cabin at the End of the World (William Morrow)
Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Fine, Julia – What Should Be Wild (Harper)
Grau, T.E. – I Am the River (Lethe Press)
Kiste, Gwendolyn – The Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing)
Stage, Zoje – Baby Teeth (St. Martin’s Press)
Tremblay, Tony – The Moore House (Twisted Publishing)
Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Ireland, Justina – Dread Nation (Balzer + Bray)
Legrand, Claire – Sawkill Girls (Katherine Tegen Books)
Maberry, Jonathan – Broken Lands (Simon & Schuster)
Snyman, Monique – The Night Weaver (Gigi Publishing)
White, Kiersten – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press)
Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Ahmed, Saladin – Abbott (BOOM! Studios)
Azzarello, Brian – Moonshine Vol. 2: Misery Train (Image Comics)
Bunn, Cullen – Bone Parish (BOOM! Studios)
LaValle, Victor – Victor LaValle’sDestroyer (BOOM! Studios)
Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 3: Haven (Image Comics)
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Bailey, Michael – Our Children, Our Teachers (Written Backwards)
Hill, Joe – You Are Released (Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales) (Scribner)
Malik, Usman T. – Dead Lovers on Each Blade, Hung (Nightmare Magazine Issue #74)
Mason, Rena – The Devil’s Throat (Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror) (Adrenaline Press)
Smith, Angela Yuriko – Bitter Suites (CreateSpace)
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Landry, Jess – “Mutter” (Fantastic Tales of Terror) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Murray, Lee – “Dead End Town”(Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2) (IFWG Publishing International)
Neugebauer, Annie – “Glove Box” (The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine Volume 3, Issue 4-July 2018)
Taff, John F.D. – “A Winter’s Tale” (Little Black Spots) (Grey Matter Press)
Ward, Kyla Lee – “And in Her Eyes the City Drowned” (Weirdbook #39) (Wildside Press)
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Files, Gemma – Spectral Evidence (Trepidatio Publishing)
Guignard, Eric J. – That Which Grows Wild (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Iglesias, Gabino – Coyote Songs (Broken River Books)
Snyder, Lucy A. – Garden of Eldritch Delights (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Waggoner, Tim – Dark and Distant Voices: A Story Collection (Nightscape Press)
Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Aster, Ari – Hereditary (PalmStar Media)
Averill, Meredith – The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady, Episode 01:05 (Amblin Television, FlanaganFilm, Paramount Television)
Garland, Alex – Annihilation (DNA Films, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Media)
Heisserer, Eric – Bird Box (Bluegrass Films, Chris Morgan Productions, Universal Pictures)
Woods, Bryan, Beck, Scott, and Krasinski, John – A Quiet Place (Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night)
Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Chambers, James, Grey, April, and Masterson, Robert – A New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire State (Hippocampus Press)
Datlow, Ellen – The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea (Night Shade Books)
Guignard, Eric J. – A World of Horror (Dark Moon Books)
Murray, Lee – Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror (Adrenaline Press)
Ward, D. Alexander – Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Connolly, John – Horror Express (PS Publishing)
Gambin, Lee – The Howling: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)
Ingham, Howard David – We Don’t Go Back: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror (Room 207 Press)
Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. – Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series (McFarland)
Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Boston, Bruce – Artifacts (Independent Legions Publishing)
Cowen, David E. – Bleeding Saffron (Weasel Press)
Lynch, Donna – Witches (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Simon, Marge and Manzetti, Alessandro – War (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Tantlinger, Sara – The Devil’s Dreamland (Strangehouse Books)
The latest from HWA-NY members…
NYSF + WIHM = A Great Night of Horror! On Tuesday, February 12th, don’t miss Meghan Arcuri, Alp Beck, Elizabeth Crowens, Amy Grech, Charie D. La Marr, and Kathleen Scheiner reading from their stories in A New York State of Fright (on sale now!) at the KGB Bar to spotlight the anthology and celebrate Women in Horror Month! Hosted by James Chambers and Carol Gyzander.
Marc Abbott recently starred in “Endangered,” a short film in the feature anthology, Theatre of Terror, which is available on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Oliver Baer will be performing “A Conclave of Baer,” poetry set to music, at Sidewalk Cafe as part of the Anti-Folk Festival on Saturday, February 16 at 6:45 p.m.
James Chambers recently signed a two-book deal with Raw Dog Screaming Press to publish a collection of his horror fiction, On the Night Border, in 2019, and one of his fantasy and science fiction stories, The Price of Faces, in 2020.
Teel James Glenn‘s story, “The Occurrence of Fangs,” was published in Crimson Street #4: In the Newspaper. His fantasy story, “There Might Be Blood,” appears in the February issue of Aurora Wolf Magazine. Also, his surreal short story, “Hands of Glory,” and suspense story, “Blindspot,” have been accepted for the 2018 Bould Awards Anthology to be published mid-February.
Amy Grech‘s story “Blossom” was recently published in the anthology, Psycho Holiday.
Tonya Hurley’s podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, has a new episode with Parker Posey. Stories of Strange Women has featured interviews with musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark); punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.
Steven Van Patten will be appearing at Black Ink–An African-American Book Festival on February 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at The New LaNeve’s, 276 Belmot Ave, Haledon, NJ.
On Tuesday, February 12th, don’t miss Meghan Arcuri, Alp Beck, Elizabeth Crowens, Amy Grech, Charie D. La Marr, and Kathleen Scheiner reading from their stories in A New York State of Fright (on sale now!) at the KGB Bar to spotlight the anthology and celebrate Women in Horror Month! All proceeds from sales of A New York State of Fright benefit Girls Write Now. We’ll be reading from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the classic literary venue of KGB Bar, on the second floor. Please come, have a good time, and hear some great fiction. Two drink minimum is requested by the KBG Bar.