HWA Bram Stoker Award™ 2012 Reading List

Wow. Just… Wow.

T. E. Grau’s “The Screamer” from Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities (hplmythos.com Vol. 2) is mentioned on the Bram Stoker Award Recommendations 2012 list. No, we are not talking about nominations here, but just to have a tale from my wee small press mentioned in such superb company… Wow…

Thanks to whoever recommended the story in the HWA. And, once again, thanks to the great writers who made this anthology come alive.

Here’s the text in full. You’ll find Grau’s story (which is amazing, that is true) below Stephen King in Long Fiction;-)

HWA Bram Stoker Award™ 2012 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.For full detail about the Bram Stoker Awards, please visit: http://www.horror.org/stokers.htm. 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.

Go to the 2011 Reading List

Anthology Stan Swanson Slices of Flesh Dark Moon Books
Anthology Eric J. Guignard Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations Dark Moon
Anthology R.J. Cavender, Mark C. Scioneaux, Robert S. Wilson Horror For Good Cutting Block Press
Anthology Lincoln Crisler Corrupts Absolutely Damnation Books
Anthology Snutch Labs Tales from the Yellow Rose Diner and fill station Sideshow Press
Anthology Theresa Dillon and Marc Ciccarone Night Terrors II Blood Bound Books
Anthology Jason V Brock and William F. Nolan The Devil’s Coattails Cycatrix Press
Anthology Michael Bailey Chiral Mad Written Backwards
Anthology Patrick Scalisi The Ghost is the Machine Post Mortem Press
Anthology Paul Anderson Torn Realities Post Mortem Press
Anthology Tim Marquitz Fading Light Angelic Knight Press
Fiction Collection C.W. LaSart Ad Nauseam Dark Moon Books
Fiction Collection Corrine De Winter Valentines for the Dead Shadowfall Publications
Fiction Collection Kenneth W. Cain These Old Tales – The Complete Collection CreateSpace – Distressed Press
Fiction Collection John F. D. Taff Little Deaths Books of the Dead Press
Fiction Collection Scott Thomas Urn and Willow Dark Regions Press
Fiction Collection Felicity Dowker Bread and Circuses Ticonderoga Publications
Fiction Collection Joe McKinney The Red Empire and Other Stories Redrum Horror
Fiction Collection Cody Goodfellow All Monster Action Swallowdown Press
Fiction Collection Connie Corcoran Wilson Hellfire & Damnation II Merry Blacksmith Press
Fiction Collection Gary McMahon Tales of the Weak and Wounded Dark Regions Press
Fiction Collection Glen Hirshberg The Janus Tree and Other Stories Subterranean Press
Fiction Collection Jeffrey Ford Crackpot Palace William Morrow
Fiction Collection John Mantooth Shoebox Train Wreck Chizine
Fiction Collection Jonathan Carroll The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories Subterranean Press
Fiction Collection Kaaron Warren Through Splintered Walls Twelve Planets
Fiction Collection Kevin McClintock No Vacancies Dark Moon Books
Fiction Collection Peter Bell Strange Epiphanies The Swan River Press
Fiction Collection R Scott McCoy Hunter’s Moon Omnium Gatherum
Fiction Collection Reggie Oliver Shadow Plays Egaeus Press
Fiction Collection Stephen Bacon Peel Back the Sky Gray Friar Press
Fiction Collection William Meikle Dark Melodies Dark Regions Press
Fiction Collection Willum Pugmire Uncommon Places: A Collection of Exquisites Hippocampus Press
First Novel K Trap Jones The Sinner Blood Bound Books
First Novel Charles Day The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief Noble YA Publishers LLC.
First Novel Peter N. Dudar A Requiem for Dead Flies Nightscape Press
First Novel Donna Galanti A Human Element Echelon Press
First Novel Lori Michelle Dual Harvest Rainstorm Press
First Novel Mark R. Rinker Evil Ambulance Noble YA
First Novel Patrick Freivald Twice Shy JournalStone
First Novel Adam McOmber The White Forest Doubleday/Touchstone
First Novel Anthony J. Rapino Soundtrack to the End of the World Bad Moon Books
First Novel Barry James Dreams of Darkness After Hours Publishing
First Novel Brad Hodson Darling Bad Moon Books
First Novel Brian McGreevy Hemlock Grove Farrar
First Novel Brooklyn Hudson Wishbone CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
First Novel Dane T Hatchell Resurrection X: Zombie Evolution Post Mortem Press
First Novel Daniel O’Malley The Rook Little, Brown, & Co
First Novel Daniel P. Coughlin Ted’s Score
First Novel George R. Appelt Jr. Shepherd’s Fall Kismet & Company
First Novel Mick Ridgewell The Nightcrawler Samhain
First Novel Robert E. Hirsch Contrition JournalStone
First Novel Scott Sullivan The Trinity Signs Sullivan Publishing
Graphic Novel Rocky Wood , Lisa Morton and Greg Chapman Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of The Burning Times McFarland
Graphic Novel edited by Tom Pomplum Halloween Classics: Graphic Classics Volume Twenty-Three Eureka Publications
Graphic Novel Jeff Lemire The Underwater Welder Top Shelf
Graphic Novel Moore, Terry Rachel Rising Vol. 1 – The Shadow of Death Abstract Studio
Long Fiction Joe McKinney & Michael McCarty Lost Girl of the Lake Bad Moon Books
Long Fiction JG Faherty The Cold Spot Delirium Books
Long Fiction Ennis Drake 28 Teeth of Rage Omnium Gatherum Media
Long Fiction Gene O’Neill The Blue Heron Dark Regions Press
Long Fiction Glen Hirshberg After-Words The Janus Tree, Cemetery Dance #65
Long Fiction Graham Masterton Anka Cemetery Dance #65
Long Fiction Robert Dunbar Wood Uninvited Books
Long Fiction Sandy DeLuca Reign of Blood Delerium Books
Long Fiction Stephen King and Joe Hill In the Tall Grass Esquire magazine
Long Fiction Adam Cesare Tribesmen Ravenous Shadows
Long Fiction Adam Nevill The Age of Entitlement Dark Currents Newcon Press
Long Fiction Billie Sue Mosiman Mourning Mansion
Long Fiction Billie Sue Mosiman Prison Planet
Long Fiction Bryan Hall The Vagrant Angelic Knight
Long Fiction Carole Johnstone The Pest House Black Static 28
Long Fiction Christopher Harmon Hoxlip and After Terror Tales of the Cotswolds Gray Friar Press
Long Fiction Corrine De Winter The End of Desire Self-published
Long Fiction Gord Rollo The Dark Side of Heaven Dark Regions Press
Long Fiction Gregory Lamberson Carnage Road Print is Dead
Long Fiction Jeffrey Ford The Wish Head Crackpot Palace William Morrow
Long Fiction John Rector Lost Things Kindle single Thomas & Mercer
Long Fiction Kaaron Warren Sky Through Splintered Walls Twelve Planets
Long Fiction Lisa Morton Wild Girls Bad Moon Books
Long Fiction Mark Morris Biters 21st Century Dead St. Martin’s Griffin
Long Fiction Michael McCarty and Linnea Quigley Night of the Scream Queen Dark Moon Books
Long Fiction Peter Bell A Midsummer�s Ramble in the Carpathians Strange Epiphanies The Swan River Press
Long Fiction Ramsey Campbell The Moons The Devil’s Coattails:More Dispatches from the Dark Frontier Cicatryx Press
Long Fiction Ray Cluley Shark! Shark! Black Static #29
Long Fiction Reggie Oliver Charm Terror Tales of the Cotswolds Gray Friar Press
Long Fiction Sophia McDougall Bells Ringing Under the Sea Dark Currents Newcon Press
Long Fiction Stephen Graham Jones After the People Lights Have Gone Off Mixer
Long Fiction Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan A Face in the Crowd E-book Scribner
Long Fiction Ted Grau The Screamer Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities H. Harksen Productions
Nonfiction Araminta Star Matthews, Rachel Lee, and Stan Swanson. Write of the Living Dead Dark Moon Books
Nonfiction Les Klinger The Annotated Sandman, Volume 1 Vertigo
Nonfiction The Amazing Kreskin & Michael McCarty Conversations With Kreskin Team Kreskin Productions LLC
Novel Christopher Conlon Lullaby for the Rain Girl Dark Regions Press
Novel Brett J. Talley The Void JournalStone
Novel JGFaherty The Cemetery Club Journal Stone
Novel Rio Youers Westlake Soul ChiZine Publications
Novel John Palisano Nerves Bad Moon Books
Novel Michaelbent Collings Apparition CreateSpace
Novel Scott Sigler Nocturnal Crown Publishing Group
Novel Laird Barron The Croning Night Shade Books
Novel Aaron Dries House of Sighs Samhain Publishing
Novel Gabrielle Faust and Solomon Schneider Revenge Barking Rain Press
Novel Jeffrey Wilson The Donors JournalStone
Novel John R. Little and Fatima Monteiro Scavenger Hunt Bad Moon Books
Novel Lee F. Jordan Coronation Black Rose Writing
Novel Michaelbrent Collings The Haunted CreateSpace
Novel Benjamin Kane Ethridge Bottled Abyss Red Rum Horror
Novel Hal Bodner The Trouble with Hairy Phantom Hollow Publishing
Novel Alan Spencer B-Movie Reels Samhain Publishing
Novel B.C. Bell Bipolar Express Neo Pulp Press
Novel Caitl�n R. Kiernan The Drowning Girl Roc
Novel Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Commedia della Morte Tor
Novel Dave Zeltserman Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein Overlook
Novel Elizabeth Hand Available Dark Minotaur
Novel Jessica Meigs The Becoming: Ground Zero Permuted Press
Novel Joseph Nasisse By the Blood of Heroes HarperVoyager
Novel Leigh M. Lane Finding Poe Cerebral Books
Novel Nerine Dorman Inkarna Dark Continents
Novel Peter Clines 14 Permuted Press
Novel Richard Kadrey Devil Says Bang HarperVoyager
Novel Robert Jackson Bennett The Troupe Orbit
Novel Ronald Malfi The Narrows Samhain Publishing
Novel Seth Grahame-Smith Unholy Night Grand Central Publishing
Poetry Bruce Boston Anthropomorphisms Elektrik Milk Bath Press
Poetry Marge Simon Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls Elektrik Milk Bath Press
Poetry Michael Collings A Verse to Horrors Amazon Digital Services
Poetry Robert Frazier Phantom Navigation Dark Regions Press
Poetry Duane Ackerson Blinded by the Light Then the Dark Ravenna Press
Poetry Mary A. Turzillo Lovers and Killers Dark Regions
Poetry Christine Ong Muslim Grim Series Popcorn Press
Screenplay Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray The Hunger Games Lionsgate, Color Force
Screenplay Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard The Cabin in the Woods Mutant Enemy Productions, Lionsgate
Screenplay Angela Kang The Walking Dead (Episode 17): Judge, Jury, Executioner AMC
Screenplay Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini Snow White and the Huntsman Movie
Short Fiction Michael R. Collings Accommodation The Vampire Megapack: 27 Modern and Classic Vampire Stories Wildside Press
Short Fiction Bruce Boston Surrounded by the Mutant Rain Forest Daily Science fiction
Short Fiction Guy Anthony DeMarco A Case of Curiosities http://www.DailyScienceFiction.com
Short Fiction Charles Colyott Comfort Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad Smart Rhino Publications
Short Fiction Jeffrey Wilson Calling Home http://www.buzzymag.com
Short Fiction Marge Simon Confessions of a Visually Challenged Vampire Vampires Zombies & Wanton Souls Electrik Milk Bath Press
Short Fiction Michael Bailey Bootstrap Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Wrong Smart Rhino Publications
Short Fiction Shauna Klein We Interrupt this Program Prairie Rose Press
Short Fiction Terry Dowlimg Nightside Eye Cemetery Dance #66
Short Fiction Adam Golaski Translation Supernatural Tales 21
Short Fiction Adam L. G. Nevill Pig Thing Exotic Gothic 4 PS Publishing
Short Fiction Adam-Troy Castro During the Pause Apex Magazine
Short Fiction Alison Littlewood In the Quiet and in the Dark Terror Tales of the Cotswolds Gray Friar Press
Short Fiction Alison Littlewood The Eyes of Water Spectral Press
Short Fiction Amy Hempel A Full-Service Shelter Tin House 52
Short Fiction B.E. Scully Polar Night Dark River Press Volume 1
Short Fiction B.E. Scully Who is Like God? DarkMedia Magazine
Short Fiction Bart Brevik The Demon of Despair Black Bed Sheet Books Black Bed Sheet Books
Short Fiction Claire Massey Into the Penny Arcade Nightjar Press
Short Fiction Conrad Williams Pike Born With Teeth PS
Short Fiction Dan Chaon How We Escaped Our Certain Fate 21st Century Dead St. Martin’s Press
Short Fiction David Tallerman A Twist Too Far Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #56
Short Fiction Douglas Clegg The Stain Cemetery Dance
Short Fiction Emma Coleman Home Dark Currents Newcon Press
Short Fiction Garry Kilworth The Fabulous Beast BFS Journal spring
Short Fiction Gary McMahon Cinder Images Darker Minds Dark Minds Press
Short Fiction Gary McMahon Kill All Monsters Shadows & Tall Trees issue 3
Short Fiction Gary McMahon Straw Babies Terror Tales of the Cotswolds Gray Friar Press
Short Fiction Jacob Ruby The Little Things Black Static 27
Short Fiction Joel Sutherland Fade Cemetery Dance
Short Fiction John Palisano Available Light Lovecraft E-zine, issue #12, March
Short Fiction Jon Ingold Cracks Black Static 28
Short Fiction Kaaron Warren Creek Through Splintered Walls Twelve Planets
Short Fiction Kaaron Warren The Lighthouse Keepers’ Club Exotic Gothic 4 PS Publishing
Short Fiction Karin Tidbeck Rebecka Jagannath Cheeky Frawg Books
Short Fiction Maria Alexander Revivified Night Terrors II Blood Bound Books
Short Fiction Maurice Broaddus Rainfall Cemetery Dance #65
Short Fiction Megan Arkenberg Final Exam Asimov’s Science Fiction
Short Fiction Megan Arkenberg How Many Miles to Babylon Lightspeed
Short Fiction Michael Bailey Coulrophobic Here Be Clowns Static Movement
Short Fiction Michael Bailey Hiatus Surviving The End Dark Prints Press
Short Fiction Priya Sharma The Ballad of Boomtown Black Static 28
Short Fiction Robert Borski Fade to Black The Lovecraft eZine #16
Short Fiction Sean Demory The Ballad of the Wayfaring Stranger and the Dead Man�s Whore Amazon.com kindle direct publishing service
Short Fiction Simon Bestwick The Churn Black Static 27
Short Fiction Simon Clark The Shakespeare Curse Terror Tales of the Cotswolds Gray Friar Press
Short Fiction Sophie Littlefield Jimmy’s Legacy Cemetery Dance #66
Short Fiction Stephanie Crawford and Duane Swierczynski Tender as Teeth 21st Century Dead St. Martin’s Griffin
Short Fiction Stephen Bacon Cuckoo Spit Black Static 27
Short Fiction Stephen Bacon None So Blind Shadows and Tall Trees issue 3
Short Fiction Stephen Graham Jones Notes from the Apocalypse Weird Tales #359
Short Fiction Stephen King Batman and Robin Have an Altercation Harper’s Magazine
Short Fiction Steve Rasnic Tem Scree Cemetery Dance magazine #66 Cemetery Dance
Short Fiction Tamsyn Muir The Magician�s Apprentice Weird Tales #359
Short Fiction Tracie McBride Drive, She Said Lovecraft eZine #14
Young-Adult Novel Michael McCarty I Kissed A Ghoul Noble Romance Publishing
Young-Adult Novel Connie Corcoran Wilson The Color of Evil Quad Cities press
Young-Adult Novel Steve Burt FreeK Show Burt Creations

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