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Goth Chick News: Coveting Bram Stoker – 2013 Award Nominees Announced

Regarding the actual item you get to put on your mantel; as awards go, forget the Oscar statue and give me a Stoker any day. You have to admit – it’s pretty darn cool. The Horror Writers Association (HWA), who have been honoring the premiere writers in horror and dark fiction since 1987, announced their nominees for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards last week. So if you don’t have time to sit cross-legged in the horror section of your fast-dwindling…

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The 2013 World Fantasy Awards Ballot

The 2013 World Fantasy Awards Ballot, compiled by the voting attendees of the World Fantasy Convention, has just been released. The coveted Life Achievement Award is being given to two recipients for the first time (I think). Susan Cooper (author of The Dark is Rising sequence) and Tanith Lee (author of The Silver Metal Lover, The Secret Books of Paradys, and dozens of others) are both masters of the genre. They will receive the award on November 3 in Brighton,…

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The 2012 Bram Stoker Award Winners

Wait, what? The 2012 Stokers have been awarded already? It seems like just yesterday they gave out the 2011 awards! Man, the years are flying by. Soon I’ll be in a wheelchair in a retirement home, playing checkers with Howard Andrew Jones and shouting at kids to keep their hoverboards off the lawn. Which — now that I think about it — doesn’t sound too bad, as long as they have cable. And smothered chicken for lunch. But back to the Awards. Sorry, your…

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The 2011 Bram Stoker Award Winners

This week the Horror Writers Association announced the winners of the 2011 Bram Stoker Awards at its annual banquet at the World Horror Convention. This year it was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and it marked the 25th Anniversary of the awards. A total of 12 awards were given in 11 categories, including one tie: Superior Achievement in a NOVEL Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle Books) Superior Achievement in a FIRST NOVEL Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird (Dark Regions Press) Superior…

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2010 Bram Stoker Award Winners

Yes, these awards were actually given out last week, so technically this isn’t news. But I’m just getting around to it now, and you probably forgot who won already, so I’m sure this is still useful. Glad we could be of service. The winners of the 2010 Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in the horror field are: Novel: A Dark Matter, Peter Straub (DoubleDay) First Novel (tie): Black and Orange, Benjamin Kane Ethridge (Bad Moon Books) & Castle of…

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The 2010 Bram Stoker Award Nominees

The final ballot for the 2010 Bram Stoker Awards has been announced. The Bram Stoker Awards are given each year by the Horror Writer’s Association for Superior Achievement. The categories are Novel, First Novel, Long Fiction, Short Fiction, Anthology, Collection, Non-Fiction, and Poetry Collection. The winers will be announced at the Stoker Weekend in Long Island NY, from June 16-19. The winners receive what is undoubtedly the coolest trophy the genre has to offer: a miniature haunted house designed by Gahan Wilson. The door even…

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Goth Chick News: Sharpen Your Pencils, Here Comes Your Summer Reading List

The Bram Stoker Awards have been presented annually since 1987, and the winners are selected by ballot from the active members of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). Several members of the HWA were originally reluctant to endorse such writing awards, fearing it would incite competitiveness rather than friendly admiration. The HWA has therefore gone to great lengths to avoid mean-spirited competition by specifically seeking out new or overlooked writers and works, and officially issuing awards not based on “best of…

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Goth Chick News: Grab a Pen, Here Comes Your 2020 Reading List

If you live somewhere that, like Chicago, has been experiencing temperatures incompatible with human life recently, then thinking about a lounge chair, a book and an umbrella drink wearing anything less than a Tauntaun skin is pretty darn appealing. And with perfect timing, here comes the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot hot off the press from the The Horror Writers Association (HWA), providing a categorized list of reading material. Now all you need is the lounge chair, an umbrella…

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Goth Chick News: Get Ready, Here Comes Your Summer Reading List

If you live somewhere that, like Chicago, has been experiencing temperatures incompatible with human life over the past couple months, then thinking about a lounge chair, a book and an umbrella drink wearing anything less than a Tauntaun skin is pretty darn appealing. And with perfect timing, here comes the 2018 Bram Stoker Award nominees hot off the press from the Horror Writers Association (HWA), providing a categorized list of reading material. Now all you need is the lounge chair,…

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New Treasures: Figures Unseen by Steve Rasnic Tem

I’m still sorting through all the books I brought back from the World Fantasy Convention this year (which is kinda par for the course — it usually takes me 4-8 months to unpack from that con). Based on reading time and enjoyment over the past few months, my most productive period of the entire convention was the 10 minutes I spent in the Valancourt Booth. I’ve already talked about several of the books I purchased there, including Michael McDowell’s The Complete Blackwater…

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