Well, there’s another thing you don’t see at all. Ever.

The Horror Writers Association is proud to congratulation the winners and nominees of the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards for superiority. The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards® occurred during the 4th annual StokerCon™, held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The gala presentation happened on Saturday night, May 11th. The awards presentation was also live-streamed online and will be available for viewing within a few days on the HWA Youtube channel.

Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually 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.

We proudly provide the list of talented nominees who reached the final ballot below for each category. For a list of past winners and nominees, visit TheBramStokerAwards.com.

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Winner: 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)


So, hey. Not only did the HWA honour me with the Silver Hammer award for my volunteering, but it seems like a bunch of people liked “Mutter” enough to vote for it.

And here we are. Or, here I am: a Bram Stoker Award-winning author.

I’m still in disbelief. So much so that it’s taken me almost two months to write this post.

Lots has happened since — new opportunities have presented themselves, and I couldn’t be feeling more fortunate.

Without getting overly sentimental, I am forever grateful to all those who voted for my story, and to all those who keep horror alive and well in these uncertain times.

Here’s to everything that lies ahead!

 

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