UNDER A WATCHFUL EYE MAKES PRELIM BALLOT FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARDS, 2018

By 20th January 2018Uncategorised
‘Under a Watchful Eye’ has projected itself onto the Prelim Ballot for the Stokers. Not entirely sure how this process works, as this is a first for me, but a big thanks to those who tossed my book into the cauldron for consideration.
 
Superior Achievement in a Novel
Barker, J.D. – The Fourth Monkey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press)
Jemc, Jac – The Grip of It (FSG Originals)
King, Stephen and King, Owen – Sleeping Beauties (Scribner)
Malerman, Josh – Black Mad Wheel (Ecco)
McGrath, Patrick – The Wardrobe Mistress (Hutchinson)
Miskowski, S.P. – I Wish I Was Like You (JournalStone)
Nevill, Adam – Under a Watchful Eye (Pan Macmillan)
Rabarts, Dan and Murray, Lee – Hounds of the Underworld (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Purcell, Laura – The Silent Companions: A Ghost Story (Raven Books)
Tem, Steve Rasnic – Ubo (Solaris)
 
Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Cabeen, Robert Payne – Cold Cuts (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Davidson, Andy – In the Valley of the Sun (Skyhorse Publishing)
Hartwell, Ash – Tip of the Iceberg (Stitched Smile Publications)
Hayward, Matt – What do Monsters Fear? (Post Mortem Press)
Hepler, Jeremy – The Boulevard Monster (Bloodshot Books)
Rosson, Keith – The Mercy of the Tide (Meerkat Press)
Thomas, Scott – Kill Creek (Ink Shares)
 
Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
French, Gillian – The Door to January (Islandport Press)
Leveen, Tom – Hellworld (Simon Pulse)
Liggett, Kim – The Last Harvest (Tor Teen)
Lukavics, Amy – The Ravenous (Harlequin Teen)
Porter, Sarah – When I Cast Your Shadow (Tor Teen)
 
Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Carey, Mike and Arvind, Ethan David – Darkness Visible (IDW)
Duffey, Damian and Butler, Octavia E. – Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts)
Ferris, Emil – My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Fantagraphics)
Haun, Jeremy and Hurley, Jason – The Beauty Volume 3 (Image Comics)
Hickman, Jonathan – The Black Monday Murders (Image Comics)
Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 2: The Blood (Image Comics)
 
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Baxter, Alan – The Book Club (PS Publishing)
Deady, Tom – Weekend Getaway (Grinning Skull Press)
Edelman, Scott – Faking it Until Forever Comes (Liars, Fakers, and the Dead Who Eat Them) (Written Backwards)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mapping the Interior (Tor.com)
Keisling, Todd – The Final Reconciliation (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Kiernan, Caitlín R. – Agents of Dreamland (Tor.com)
McGuire, Seanan – Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Tor.com)
Taylor, Lucy – Sweetlings (Tor.com)
VanderMeer, Jeff – The Strange Bird: A Borne Story (MCD x FSG Originals)
Waggoner, Tim – A Kiss of Thorns (DarkFuse)
 
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Bailey, Michael – “I Will Be the Reflection Until the End” (Tales from the Lake Vol. 4) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Bodner, Hal – “The Baker of Millepoix” (Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Fawver, Kurt – “Etch the Unthinkable” (Gamut #1) (Gamut Magazine)
Lombardi, Nicola – “Even the Stars Fall” (The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water) (Independent Legions Publishing)
Mannetti, Lisa – “Apocalypse Then” (Never Fear: The Apocalypse) (13Thirty Books)
Marceau, Caitlin – “No Filter” (Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror) (WatchMojo Publishing)
Neugebauer, Annie – “So Sings the Siren” (Apex Magazine #101) (Apex Publications)
Rourke, Naomi Brett – “Coyote” (Straight Outta Tombstone) (Baen)
Taff, John F.D. – “A Ware That Will Not Keep” (Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Wahl, M.F. – “Absolution” (Feverish Fiction Magazine Issue #6) (Sleazy Viking Press)
Walters, Damien Angelica – “All the Windows, All the Doors” (Chopping Block Party: An Anthology of Suburban Terror) (Necro Publications)
Yardley, Mercedes M. – “Loving you Darkly” (F(r)iction Magazine #8) (Tethered by Letters)
 
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Cain, Kenneth W. – Embers (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Cataneo, Emily B. – Speaking to the Skull Kings (Trepidatio Publishing)
Dorr, James – Tombs (Elder Signs Press)
Fracassi, Philip – Behold the Void (JournalStone)
Hill, Joe – Strange Weather (William Morrow)
Gafford, Sam– The Dreamer in Fire and Other Stories (Hippocampus Press)
Kiste, Gwendolyn – And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe (JournalStone)
Malerman, Josh – Goblin (Earthling Publications)
Matsuura, Thersa – The Carp-Faced Boy and Other Tales (Independent Legions Publishing)
McGrath, Patrick – Writing Madness (Centipede Press)
Sheldon, Deborah – Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia)
 
Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Aronofsky, Darren – Mother! (Paramount Pictures, Protozoa Pictures)
Del Toro, Guillermo and Taylor, Vanessa – The Shape of Water (TSG Entertainment, Double Dare You Productions)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: MadMax, Episode 02:01: Chapter One (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Ducournau, Julia – Raw (Frakas Productions/Petit Film/Rouge International)
Frost, Mark and Lynch, David – Twin Peaks: The Return “Gotta Light?”, Episode 3:08 (Rancho Rosa Partnership Production)
Palmer, Chase, Fukunaga, Cary, and Dauberman, Gary – It (New Line Cinema)
Peele, Jordan – Get Out (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment)
Shyamalan, M. Night – Split (Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse Productions)
 
Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Bailey, Michael and Speegle, Darren – Adam’s Ladder (Written Backwards)
Brooks, Kinitra, PhD., Addison, Linda D., and Morris, Susana, PhD. – Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Publishing)
Datlow, Ellen – Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology (Pegasus Books)
Eads, Ben – Tales from the Lake Vol. 4: The Horror Anthology (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Ferguson, Cin and Campbell, Broos – Mother’s Revenge: A Dark and Bizarre Anthology of Global Proportions (Scary Dairy Press)
Kaheaku, Danielle – California Screamin’ (Barking Deer Press)
Maberry, Jonathan and Romero, George A. – Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Manzetti, Alessandro and Lester, Jodi Renee – The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water (Independent Legions Publishing)
Matthews, Mark – Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror (Wicked Run Press)
Murano, Doug – Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Price, David – Northern Frights: An Anthology by the Horror Writers of Maine (Grinning Skull Press)
 
Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Brittany, Michele – Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre (McFarland)
Brooks, Kinitra D. – Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (Rutgers University Press)
Cardin, Matt – Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears (Greenwood)
Hendrix, Grady. Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ‘70s and ‘80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books)
Jones, Stephen – The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; Ill edition)
Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre – (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Rhoads, Loren – 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die (Black Dog & Leventhal)
 
Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Bolivar, Adam – The Lay of Old Hex: Spectral Ballads and Weird Jack Tales (Hippocampus Press)
Fantina, Michael – Alchemy of Dreams and Other Poems (Hippocampus Press)
Frazier, Robert and Boston, Bruce – Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Hanson, Michael H. – When the Night Owl Screams (MoonDream Press)
Manzetti, Alessandro – No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Ness, Mari – Through Immortal Shadows Singing (Papaveria Press)
Razvi, Saba – Heliophobia (Finishing Line Press)
Simon, Marge and Turzillo, Mary – Satan’s Sweethearts (Weasel Press)
Sng, Christina – A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Weikel, Cynthia O’Quinn – Return to Graveyard Dust (Goose River Press)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Sheet Music to my Acoustic Nightmare (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

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