2022 Bram Stoker Awards Shortlist Announced

By: Brandon Williams, March 3rd, 2023 6:03 pm.

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards final nominees.

The Bram Stoker Awards go out to the best in horror and dark fiction from that year. The awards have been presented since 1987.

The winners will be announced during the Annual Bram Stoker Awards Banquet held during StokerCon 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Below is the list of final nominees (excluding the best screenplay category) for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Superior Achievement in a Middle Grade Novel

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • Kolchak: The Night Stalker: 50th Anniversary by James Aquilone
  • Eat the Rich by Sarah Gailey
  • Kraken Inferno: The Last Hunt by Alessandro Manzetti & Stefano Cardoselli
  • Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 4 by James Tynion IV
  • The Me You Love in the Dark by Skottie Young

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • And in Her Smile, the World by Rebecca J. Allred and Gordon B. White
  • Through the Looking Glass and Straight into Hell by Christa Carmen
  • Below by Laurel Hightower
  • The Wehrwolf by Alma Katsu
  • Three Days in the Pink Tower by E.V. Knight

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • Nona Doesn’t Dance by Aaron Dries
  • Poppy’s Poppy by Douglas Gwilym
  • A Song for Barnaby Jones by Anna Taborska
  • The Star by Anna Taborska
  • Fracture by Mercedes M. Yardley

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

  • We Are Here to Hurt Each Other by Paula D. Ashe
  • Hell Hath No Sorrow Like a Woman Haunted by R.J. Joseph
  • Breakable Things by Cassandra Khaw
  • Spontaneous Human Combustion by Richard Thomas
  • The Black Maybe by Attila Veres

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Sifting the Ashes by Michael Bailey and Marge Simon
  • Girls from the County by Donna Lynch
  • Crime Scene by Cynthia Pelayo
  • The Rat King by Sumiko Saulson
  • The Gravity of Existence by Christina Sng

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • Screams from the Dark by Ellen Datlow
  • Human Monsters by Sadie Hartmann & Ashley Sawyers
  • Mother by Christi Nogle & Willow Becker
  • Into the Forest by Lindy Ryan
  • Chromophobia by Sara Tantlinger

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • Weird Fiction by Michael Cisco
  • A Haunted History of Invisible Women by Leanna Renee Hieber & Andrea Janes
  • Toil and Trouble by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson
  • Writing in the Dark: The Workbook by Tim Waggoner
  • Writing Poetry in the Dark by Stephanie M. Wytovich

Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction

  • I Don’t Read Horror (& Other Weird Tales) by Lee Murray
  • This is Not a Poem by Cynthia Pelayo
  • A Clown in the Living Room by Kevin J. Westmore, Jr.
  • African American Horror Authors and Their Craft by L. Marie Wood
  • The H Word by L. Marie Wood

For more on the Bram Stoker Awards, including the nominees for the Superior Achievement in a Screenplay Award, please visit thebramstokerawards.com.

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