HWA Bram Stoker Award® Recommendations


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AnthologyClickers Forever: A Tribute to J. F. GonzalezBrian KeeneDeadite Press
AnthologyThe Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the SeaEllen DatlowNight Shade Books
Fiction CollectionAll the Fabulous BeastsPriya SharmaUndertow Publications
Fiction CollectionAt the Mercy of BeastsEd KurtzJournalStone
Fiction CollectionFrozen Shadows: And Other Chilling StoriesGene O'NeillCrystal Lake Publishing
Fiction CollectionKnowing When to DieMort CastleIndependent Legions Publishing
Fiction CollectionSpectral Evidence Gemma FilesTrepidatio Publishing
Fiction CollectionThe Ones Who Are Waving Glen HirshbergCemetery Dance Publications
Long FictionBody of ChristMark MatthewsWicked Run Press
Long FictionBroken ShellsMichael Patrick HicksHigh Fever Books
Long FictionNightbirdDavid BusboomUnnerving
NovelAdjustment DayChuck PalahniukW. W. Norton & Company
NovelBreaking the WorldJerry GordonApex Book Company
NovelGlimpseJonathan MaberrySt. Martin's Press
NovelHobbomockRyan C. ThomasGrand Mal Press
NovelNarakaAlessandro ManzettiIndependent Legions Publishing
NovelSick HouseJeff StrandAmazon Digital Services LLC
NovelThe AnomalyMichael RutgerGrand Central Publishing
NovelThe Cabin at the End of the World Paul Tremblay William Morrow
NovelThe Goat ParadePeter N. DudarGrinning Skull Press
NovelThe HungerAlma KatsuG.P. Putnam's Sons
NovelThe Immaculate VoidBrian HodgeChiZine Publications
NovelThe ListenerRobert McCammonCemetery Dance Publications
NovelThe Nightmare RoomChris SorensenHarmful Monkey Press
NovelThe OutsiderStephen KingScribner
NovelTide of StoneKaaron WarrenOmnium Gatherum
NovelUnbury CarolJosh MalermanDel Rey
NovelUnHoly TrinityK.R. MorrisonLinkville Press
PoetryI Am Not Your Final Girl: PoemsClaire C. HollandGlassPoet Press
PoetryIf You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your CorpseWrath James WhiteCLASH Books
PoetryLove for Slaughter Sara Tantlinger Strangehouse BooksINELIGIBLE, published prior to 2018.
ScreenplayA Quiet PlaceBryan Woods, Scott Beck, & John KrasinskiPlatinum Dunes
ScreenplayHereditaryAri AsterA24
ScreenplayThe EndlessJustin BensonSnowfort Productions
ScreenplayThe Rain, Season 1, Episode 5: "Have Faith"Mette HeenoNetflix
ScreenplayThe Rain, Season 1, Episode 6: "Keep Your Friends Close"Jannik Tai MosholtNetflix
ScreenplayThe X-Files, Season 11, Episode 9: "Nothing Lasts Forever"Karen Nielsen20th Century Fox Television
Short FictionA Moment Before BreakingA.C. WiseThe Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea
Short FictionBride Before YouStephanie Malia MorrisNightmare
Short FictionDark CarouselJoe HillHarper Audio / Wax Records
Short FictionHe Sings of Salt and WormwoodBrian HodgeThe Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the SeaNight Shade Books
Short FictionLove in the Time of DraculaJohn. R. FultzThe Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy #5
Short FictionSister, Dearest Sister, Let Me Show to You the SeaSeanan McGuireThe Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea
Short FictionThe Heart of Owl AbbasKathleen JenningsTor.com
Short FictionThe Pine Arch CollectionMichael WehuntThe Dark
Short FictionThe Second Floor of the Christmas Hotel Joe R. LansdaleHark! The Herald Angels ScreamKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Short FictionYou Know How the Story GoesThomas Olde HeuveltTor.com
Young-Adult NovelOur Children, Our TeachersMichael BaileyWritten Backwards