HWA Bram Stoker Award™ 2018 Reading List

This list of Bram Stoker Award Recommendations is compiled during the year by members of the Horror Writers Association. We make it available to the public as something of a 'reading list' for horror readers and fans. These works are all new horror published during the year that our members feel worthy of recommending for Bram Stoker Award consideration. They are not 'Bram Stoker Award nominees', nor are they part of any ballot process at this stage, but it is likely they represent some of the best new horror fiction, poetry and non-fiction published during the year.

Please note that if your work appears on this list that the Association's Bram Stoker Award etiquette specifically precludes advertising that fact: "You may not promote your work as "Bram Stoker Award Recommended", nor as appearing on the Bram Stoker Award Reading List. Receiving one, or a handful of Bram Stoker Award recommendations (which is how a work appears on the Bram Stoker Award Reading List) is a far cry from winning the Award or even from being listed on the preliminary ballot. It devalues the Bram Stoker Awards to have their name attached to works whose only defining characteristic may be that one or two HWA members liked them. Authors or publishers who promote their work in this manner run the risk of offending our voting members."

For full detail about the Bram Stoker Awards, please visit: http://horror.org/bram-stoker-awards/. Early in each year the Horror Writers Association announces its Preliminary Bram Stoker Awards Ballot, made up of both members' recommendations and jury selections. A month or so later, we announce the Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot, which lists the official nominees for the awards. Full detail of the members' recommendation and jury selection processses and the ballots are included in the Bram Stoker Awards Rules.

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Fiction CollectionEd KurtzAt the Mercy of BeastsJournalStone
Long FictionDavid BusboomNightbirdUnnerving
Long FictionMark MatthewsBody of ChristWicked Run Press
Long FictionMichael Patrick HicksBroken ShellsHigh Fever Books
NovelRobert McCammonThe ListenerCemetery Dance Publications
NovelAlma KatsuThe HungerG.P. Putnam's Sons
NovelChris SorensenThe Nightmare RoomHarmful Monkey Press
NovelJeff StrandSick HouseAmazon Digital Services LLC
NovelJerry GordonBreaking the WorldApex Book Company
NovelJonathan MaberryGlimpseSt. Martin's Press
NovelK.R. MorrisonUnHoly TrinityLinkville Press
NovelPeter N. DudarThe Goat ParadeGrinning Skull Press
NovelRyan C. ThomasHobbomockGrand Mal Press
PoetryWrath James WhiteIf You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your CorpseCLASH Books
PoetryClaire C. HollandI Am Not Your Final Girl: PoemsGlassPoet Press
ScreenplayBryan Woods, Scott Beck, & John KrasinskiA Quiet PlacePlatinum Dunes
ScreenplayJustin BensonThe EndlessSnowfort Productions
ScreenplayKaren NielsenThe X-Files, Season 11, Episode 9: "Nothing Lasts Forever"20th Century Fox Television
Short FictionThomas Olde HeuveltYou Know How the Story GoesTor.com