Horror Writers Association announces final ballot for 2012 Stoker Awards

This past weekend the Horror Writers Association announced its final ballot for the Stoker Awards, which will be handed out during the World Horror Con taking place the last weekend in March in Salt Lake City, Utah. Congratulations to the following nominees:

NOVEL
Christopher Conlon — A Matrix Of Angels
Greg Lamberson — Cosmic Forces
Ronald Malfi — Floating Staircase
Joe McKinney — Flesh Eaters
Gene O’Neill — Not Fade Away
Lee Thomas — The German

FIRST NOVEL
Allyson Bird — Isis Unbound
John Horner Jacobs — Southern Gods
Frazer Lee — The Lamplighters
Thomas Roche — The Panama Laugh
Brett J. Talley — That Which Should Not Be

YA NOVEL
J. G. Faherty — Ghosts of Coronado Bay, A Maya Blair Mystery
Nancy Holder — The Screaming Season
Daniel Kraus — Rotters
Jonathan Maberry — Dust & Decay
Patrick Ness — A Monster Calls
Kenneth Oppel — This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

GRAPHIC NOVEL
Vera Brosgol — Anya’s Ghost
Joe Hill — Locke & Key, Volume 4
Jeff Jensen — Green River Killer
Jonathan Maberry — Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine
Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden — The Plague Ships
Alan Moore — Neonomicon

LONG FICTION
Michael Louis Calvillo — 7Brains
Brian Hodge — Roots and All
Caitlin Kiernan — The Colliers’ Venus (1893)
John R. Little — Ursa Major
Gene O’Neill — Rusting Chickens
Peter Straub — The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine

SHORT FICTION
Adam Troy Castro — “Her Husband’s Hands” (Lightspeed Magazine)
Stephen King — “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive” (The Atlantic Magazine, May 2011)
Ken Lillie-Paetz — “Hypergraphia” (The Uninvited, Issue 1)
Gene O’Neill — “Graffiti Sonata” (Dark Discoveries)
George Saunders — “Home” (The New Yorker Magazine, June 13, 2011)
Kaaron Warren — “All You Can Do Is Breathe” (Blood and Other Cravings)

SCREENPLAY
Alan Ball — True Blood: Spellbound (Episode #44)
Scott M. Gimple — The Walking Dead, episode 13: “Pretty Much Dead Already”
Scott M. Gimple — The Walking Dead, episode 9: “Save the Last One”
Cory Goodman — Priest
George Nolfi  — The Adjustment Bureau
Jessica Sharzer — American Horror Story, episode 12: “Afterbirth”

ANTHOLOGY
Tracy L. Carbone — Epitaphs
Jack Dann and Nick Gevers — Ghosts By Gaslight
Ellen Datlow — Blood And Other Cravings
Ellen Datlow — Supernatural Noir
Frank J. Hutton — Tattered Souls 2
John Skipp — Demons: Encounters with the Devil and his Minions, Fallen Angels and the Possessed

COLLECTION
Lawrence C. Connolly — Voices: Tales of Horror
Christopher Fowler — Red Gloves: The London Horrors
Caitlin R. Kiernan — Two Worlds and In-Between
Lisa Morton — Monsters of L.A.
Joyce Carol Oates — The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares
Weston Ochse — Multiplex Fandango

NON-FICTION
Lesley Pratt Bannatyne — Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night
Gary William Crawford/Jim Rockhill/Brian J. Showers, Eds. — Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Nick Mamatas — Starve Better
Matt Mogk — Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies
John C. Tibbetts — The Gothic Imagination
Rocky Wood — Stephen King: A Literary Companion

POETRY COLLECTION
Linda Addison — How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend
Maria Alexander — At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded
Bruce Boston — Surrealities
G.O. Clark — Shroud of Night
Marge Simon — The Mad Hattery
Marge Simon — Unearthly Delights

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