HWA Bram Stoker Award® Reading List

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ANTHOLOGY

Orphans of Bliss: Tales of Addiction Horror Mark MatthewsWicked Run Press
 
The Dead Inside Laurel Hightower & Sandra RuttanDark Dispatch
 

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FICTION COLLECTION

A Bouquet of Viscera Bridgett NelsonIndependently Published
 
Burn The Plans Tyler JonesCemetery Gates Media
 
Convulsive Joe KochApocalypse Party Press
 
Fugue Devil Resurgence Stephen Mark RaineyBlack Raven Books
 
Haunt of Southern-Fried Fear Ronald KellyCrossroad Press
 
Mestiza Blood V. CastroFlame Tree Press
 
Spontaneous Human Combustion Richard ThomasKeylight Books
 
The Box Scott J. CouturierHybrid Sequence Media
 
The Fall: Tales From The Gulp 2 Alan BaxterIndependently Published
 

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FIRST NOVEL

Beulah Christi NogleCemetery Gates Media
 
Entomophobia Sarah HansOmnium Gatherum Media
 
Five: A Tale About Loss David SullivanIndependently Published
 
The Ballad of Perilous Graves Alex JenningsRedhook
 
The Hacienda Isabel CanasBerkely
 

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GRAPHIC NOVEL

Children of the Woods Joe CianoDark Horse Books
 
Kraken Inferno: The Last Hunt Alessandro Manzetti & Stefano CardoselliIndependent Legions Publishing
 
The Me You Love in the Dark Skottie YoungImage Comics
 

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LONG FICTION

Below Laurel HightowerGhoulish Books
 
Helpmeet Naben RuthnumUndertow Publications
 
Hold My Place Cassondra WindwalkerBlack Spot Books
 
In the Arctic Sun Rowan HillD&T Publishing LLC
 
Little Lugosi: A Love Story Douglas FordMadness Heart Press
 
Lovecraft's Iraq David RoseScreaming Banshee Press
 
One Hand to Hold, One Hand to Carve M. ShawTenebrous Press
 
Parachute Holly Rae GarciaEaston Falls Publishing
 
Shagging the Boss Rebecca RowlandFilthy Loot
 
The Black Hole L. Marie WoodMocha Memoirs Books
 
Three Days in the Pink Tower EV KnightCreature Publishing, LLC
 
Trigger Tyler JonesBurn The PlansCemetery Gates Media
 
We Can Never Leave This Place Eric LaRoccaTrepidatio Publishing
 
You've Lost a Lot of Blood Eric LaRoccaIndependently Published
 

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MIDDLE-GRADE NOVELS

The Clackity Lora SenfAtheneum Books for Young Readers
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This Appearing House Ally Malinenko‎Katherine Tegen Books
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NONFICTION (LONG)


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NOVELS

Anybody Home? Michael J. SeidlingerCLASH Books
 
Cherish Farrah Bethany C. MorrowDutton
 
Cold As Hell Rhett C. Bruno & Jaime CastleBlackStone Publishing
 
Daphne Josh MalermanDel Rey
 
Ghoul N' The Cape Josh MalermanEarthling Publications
 
Gross Out Duncan RalstonShadow Work Publishing
 
Gross Out Duncan RalstonShadow Work Publishing
 
Happiness & Other Diseases Sumiko SaulsonMocha Memoirs Press Mocha Memoirs Press
 
Hummingbird TC ParkerHold My Beer Publishing
 
Lily: Nightmareland Volume Six Daniel BarnettIndependently Published
 
Manhunt Gretchen Felker-MartinTor Nightfire
 
Mastodon Steve StredBlack Void Publishing
 
Oracle 2: The Dreamland Murders Andrew PyperAudible LLC
 
Reluctant Immortals Gwendolyn KisteGallery/Saga Press
 
Such a Pretty Smile Kristi DeMeesterSt. Martin's Press
 
Sunray Alice Jeremy HeplerCrossroad Press
 
The Devil Takes You Home Gabino IglesiasMullholland Books
 
The Fervor Alma KatsuG.P. Putnam's Sons
 
The Ghost That Ate Us: The Tragic True Story of the Burger City Poltergeist Daniel KrausRaw Dog Screaming Press
 
The Haar David SodergrenPaperbacks and Pugs
 
The Pallbearer's Club Paul TremblayWilliam Morrow
 
The Tryst: Affinity Series, Book 1 L. Marie WoodCedar Grove Publishing
 
The Wayfarer House Mitch SebournIndependently Published
 
The Wicked Rex of the West Daron Kappauff & Ward NerdloHold My Beer Publishing
 

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POETRY COLLECTION

Foundlings Cindy O'Quinn & Stephanie EllisIndependently Published
 
The Saint of Witches Avra MargaritiWeasel Press
 
This Story Doesn't End the Way We Want All The Time Anton CancreDragon's Roost
 
We Are the Ones Possessed Adrian Ernesto CepedaCLASH Books
 

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SCREENPLAY

Fresh Lauryn KahnSearchlight Pictures
 
Hatching Hanna Bergholm & Ilja RautsiSilva Mysterium Oy
 
Men Alex GarlandDNA Films
 
Scream James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick & Kevin WilliamsonParamount Pictures
 
Stranger Things, Season 4, Episode 1: "Chapter One: The Hellfire Club" Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, & Caitlin Schneiderhan21 Laps Entertainment
 
Stranger Things, Season 4, Episode 4: "Chapter Four: Dear Billy" Paul Dichter, Matt Duffer & Ross DufferSony Music Distribution
 
Stranger Things, Season 4, Episode 7: "Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab" Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer21 Laps Entertainment
 
You Are Not My Mother Kate DolanBankside Films
 

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SHORT FICTION

As Dark the Night Nicole Givens KurtzHybrids, Misfits, Monsters, and Other PhenomenaHybrid Sequence Media
 
Dead Rain Eric RaglinDose of DreadDread Stone Press
 
Destiny Delayed Oghenechovwe Donald EkpekiAzimov's Science Fiction
 
Fetid Susan SnyderTrigger Warning: Speaking IllMadness Heart Press
 
Halogen Sky Wendy N. WagnerVastarien Vol. 5, Issue 1Grimscribe Press
 
Hypnopompia L. Marie WoodSomething Scary Podcast
 
It’s the Little Things L. Marie WoodThe Outlet-Bloom Where You Are PlantedBlue Ridge Community and Technical College, Arts and Letters
 
Once a Month L. Marie WoodConjuring Worlds: An Afrofuturist Textbook for Middle and High School StudentsConjure World
 
Programmed Katherine KerestmanTrembling with Fear
 
Regulators Holly Rae GarciaGeneration X-edDark Ink
 
She Had Terrible Diarrhea Ralph Robert MoorePamplemousse
 
Sweet Tooth Nicole Givens KurtzNightlight PodcastNightlight Podcast
 
Synchronous Online Shannon ScottNightmare Magazine
 
The Bones Beneath Vanessa FoggPodcastle, #738
 
The Forgiven Paul Michael Kane 19th Edition Press
 
Trinity River’s Blues Chesya BurkeDark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror Tor Nightfire
 

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NONFICTION (SHORT)

African American Horror Authors and Their Craft: The Evolution of Horror Fiction from African Folklore L. Marie WoodConjuring Worlds: An Afrofuturist Textbook for Middle and High School StudentsConjure World
 
Dear Departed Katherine KerestmanDark Recesses Magazine, Vol. 6 - Issue 15
 
Intertextuality and the Violability of Self in Twin Peaks Katherine Kerestman JOURN-E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature, vol. 1, no. 1, Vernal Equinox (March 2022)
 
The Devil’s Just Sitting There Laughing: The Uncanny American Landscapes of Terrence Malick’s Badlands and Days of Heaven Gwendolyn KisteVastarien Vol. 5, Issue 1Grimscribe Press
 
The Grotesque Sublime Lincoln Michaelcountercraft.substack.com
 

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YOUNG-ADULT NOVEL

It Looks Like Us Alison AmesPage Street Kids
 

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