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Superior Achievement in a NOVEL
  • VIPERS by Lawrence C. Connolly (Fantasist Enterprises)
  • SIREN by John Everson (Leisure)
  • HORNS by Joe Hill (William Morrow)
  • IT CAME FROM DEL RIO by Stephen Graham Jones (Trapdoor Books)
  • SPARROW ROCK by Nate Kenyon (Leisure Books)
  • DESPERATE SOULS by Gregory Lamberson (Medallion Press)
  • THE FRENZY WAY by Gregory Lamberson (Medallion Press)
  • ROT AND RUIN by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster)
  • APOCALYPSE OF THE DEAD by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle)
  • EMPIRE OF SALT by Weston Ochse (Abaddon)
  • DWELLER by Jeff Strand (Leisure/Dark Regions Press)
  • A DARK MATTER by Peter Straub (DoubleDay)

Superior Achievement in a FIRST NOVEL

  • MR. SHIVERS by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
  • FREEK CAMP by Steve Burt (Steve Burt Creations)
  • THE MAN OF MYSTERY HILL by Tracy L. Carbone (Echelon Quake)
  • BLACK AND ORANGE by Benjamin Kane Ethridge (Bad Moon Books)
  • CARNIVAL OF FEAR by J.G. Faherty (Graveside Tales)
  • A BOOK OF TONGUES by Gemma Files (Chizine Publications)
  • AT THE END OF CHURCH STREET by Gregory Hall (Belfire Press)
  • MADIGAN MINE by Kirstyn McDermott (Picador Australia)
  • CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES by Lisa Morton (Gray Friar Press)
  • SPELLBENT by Lucy Snyder (Del Rey)

Superior Achievement in LONG FICTION

  • REQUIEM FOR THE BURNING GOD by Shane Jiraiya Cummings (Cthulhu’s Dark Cults)
  • THE PAINTED DARKNESS by Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance)
  • CHASING THE DRAGON by Nicholas Kaufmann (Chizine)
  • DREAMS IN BLACK AND WHITE by John R. Little (Morning Star)
  • DISSOLUTION by Lisa Mannetti (Deathwatch)
  • BLEMISH by Joe McKinney (Dark Recesses #1)
  • THE SAMHANACH by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
  • JADE by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)
  • INVISIBLE FENCES by Norman Prentiss (Cemetery Dance)
Superior Achievement in SHORT FICTION
  • THE BEHELD by Paul Bens (Dark Discoveries #160)
  • RETURN TO MARIABRONN by Gary Braunbeck (Haunted Legends)
  • SURPRISE! by G.O. Clark (Dark Valentine 2)
  • SEMINAR Z by J. Comeau (Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology)
  • THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS by Brock Cooper (The New Bedlam Project)
  • THE FOLDING MAN by Joe R. Lansdale (Haunted Legends)
  • 1925: A FALL RIVER HALLOWEEN by Lisa Mannetti (Shroud Magazine #10)
  • SURVIVORS by Joe McKinney (Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology)
  • BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN by Weston Ochse (Dark Discoveries #16)
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE by David Sakmyster (Horror World)
  • TROOT by Margaret B. Simon (Null Immortalis)
  • THE DAYS OF FLAMING MOTORCYCLES by Catherynne Valente (Dark Faith)
  • FINAL DRAFT by Mark W. Worthen (Horror Library IV)
Superior Achievement in an ANTHOLOGY
  • DARK FAITH edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon (Apex Publications)
  • HORROR LIBRARY IV edited by R.J. Cavender and, Boyd E. Harris (Cutting Block Press)
  • CTHULHU’S DARK CULTS edited by David Conyers (Chaosium)
  • HAUNTED LEGENDS edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas (Tor)
  • THE NEW DEAD edited by Christopher Golden (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • BLACK WINGS edited S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing)
  • EVOLVE: VAMPIRE STORIES OF THE NEW UNDEAD edited by Nancy Kilpatrick (Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing)
  • NULL IMMORTALIS edited by D.F. Lewis (Megazanthus Press)
  • DEAD SET: A ZOMBIE ANTHOLOGY edited by Michelle McCrary and Joe McKinney (23 House Publishing)
  • SCENES FROM THE SECOND STOREY by Amanda Pillar and Pete Kempshall (Morrigan Books)
Superior Achievement in a COLLECTION
  • OCCULTATION by Laird Barron (Night Shade Books)
  • BLOOD AND GRISTLE by Michael Louis Calvillo (Bad Moon Books)
  • THIS WAY TO EGRESS by Lawrence C. Connolly (Ash-Tree Press)
  • WHAT WILL COME AFTER by Scott Edelman (PS Publishing)
  • FULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King (Simon and Schuster)
  • LITTLE THINGS by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
  • A HELL OF A JOB by Michael McCarty (Damnation Books)
  • A HOST OF SHADOWS by Harry Shannon (Dark Regions Press)
  • FUNGUS OF THE HEART by Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog (Screaming Press)
  • HELLFIRE AND DAMNATION by Connie Corcoran Wilson (Sam’s Dot)
Superior Achievement in NONFICTION
  • WEIRD ENCOUNTERS by Joanne M. Austin (Sterling Publishing)
  • TO EACH THEIR DARKNESS by Gary A. Braunbeck (Apex Publications)
  • SHADOWS OVER FLORIDA by David Goudsward and Scott T. Goudsward (Bear Manor Media)
  • THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE HUMAN RACE by Thomas Ligotti (Hippocampus Press)
  • WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE by Jonathan Maberry and Janice Gable Bashman (Citadel)
  • MASTERS OF IMAGINATION by Michael McCarty (Bear Manor Media)
  • LISTEN TO THE ECHOES: THE RAY BRADBURY INTERVIEWS by Sam Weller (Melville House Publications)
Superior Achievement in a POETRY Collection
  • DARK MATTERS by Bruce Boston (Bad Moon Books)
  • LOVE CRAFT by Bryan Dietrich (Finishing Line Press)
  • CHEMICKAL REACTIONS by Karen L. Newman (Naked Snake Press)
  • WOOD LIFE by Rich Ristow (Snuff Books)
  • WILD HUNT OF THE STARS by Ann K. Schwader (Sam’s Dot)
  • DIARY OF A GENTLEMAN DIABOLIST by Robin Spriggs (Anomalous Books)
  • SAVAGE MENACE AND OTHER POEMS OF HORROR by Richard L. Tierney (P’rea Press)
  • VICIOUS ROMANTIC by Wrath James White (Bandersnatch Books)


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