THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA NOMINATED FOR A BLACK QUILL AWARD

I’m pleased to announce that my collection THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA & OTHERS has been nominated for a Black Quill Award. I was fortunate enough to win a couple of Black Quills last year and this year the roster of nominees is just as impressive. To cast your vote, please visit the Dark Scribe website. Registration is required, but it only takes a moment.

DARK GENRE NOVEL OF THE YEAR:

(Novel-length work of horror, suspense, or thriller from mainstream publisher; awarded to the author)

  • Duma Key by Stephen King (Scribner)
  • Generation Dead by Daniel Waters (Hyperion)
  • Ghost Radio by Leopoldo Gout (William Morrow)
  • Leather Maiden by Joe R. Landsdale (Knopf)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  • The Price by Alexandra Sokoloff (St. Martin’s Press)
  • We Disappear by Scott Heim (Harper Perennial)

BEST SMALL PRESS CHILL:

(Novel or novella published by small press publisher; awarded to the author)

  • Into the Cruel Sea by Rich Ristow (Skullvines Press)
  • Johnny Gruesome by Gregory Lamberson (Medallion Press)
  • Miranda by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
  • The Confessions of St. Zach by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)
  • The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press)
  • Veins by Lawrence C. Connolly (Fantasist Enterprises)

BEST DARK GENRE FICTION COLLECTION:

(Anthology or single author collection, any publisher; awarded to the author or editor[s])

  • History Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology, edited by Kim Paffenroth (Permuted Press)
  • Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)
  • Killers, edited by Colin Harvey (Swimming Kangaroo Press)
  • Mama’s Boys and Other Dark Tales by Fran Friel (Apex Publications)
  • Poe’s Children: The New Horror, edited by Peter Straub (Doubleday)
  • The Number 121 to Pennsylvania by Kealan Patrick Burke (Cemetery Dance)

BEST DARK GENRE BOOK OF NON-FICTION:

(Any dark genre non-fiction subject, any publisher; awarded to the author[s] or editor[s])

  • A Hallowe’en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writers over the Centuries by Lisa Morton (McFarland)
  • Beauty and Dynamite by Alethea Kontis (Apex Publications)
  • Book of Lists: Horror Edited by Amy Wallace, Del Howison, and Scott Bradley (Harper)
  • Horror Isn’t a Four-Letter Word by Matthew Warner (Guide Dog Books)
  • The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi (Grand Central Publishing)
  • Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead by Jonathan Maberry (Citadel Press)

BEST DARK SCRIBBLE:

(Single work, non-anthology short fiction appearing in a print or virtual magazine; awarded to the author)

  • “Afterlife” by Sarah Langan (Horror World / Virtual)
  • “Captain’s Lament” by Stephen Graham Jones (Clarkesworld #17 / Virtual)
  • “Dust and Bibles” by Michael Colangelo (Chizine #35 / Virtual)
  • “Teeth” by Stephen Dedman (Clarkesworld #18 / Virtual)
  • “The Blog at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay (Chizine #38 / Virtual)
  • “Turtle” by Lee Thomas (Doorways Magazine #4 / Print)

BEST DARK GENRE SHORT FICTION MAGAZINE:

(Any print or online magazine that published primarily short fiction during the eligibility period; awarded to the editor[s])

  • Apex Magazine – Editor Jason Sizemore
  • Cemetery Dance – Editor Richard Chizmar
  • ChiZine – Editor Brett Alexander Savory
  • Clarkesworld – Editors Sean Wallace and Neil Clarke (current), Nick Mamatas (former)
  • Doorways Magazine – Editors Brian Yount and Mort Castle
  • Shroud Magazine – Editor Timothy Deal

BEST DARK GENRE BOOK TRAILER:

(Book video promoting any work of fiction or non-fiction; awarded to the video producer or publisher)

  • Daemon / Production by Yossi Sasson (Author: Harry Shannon)
  • Day by Day Armageddon / Production by Ivan Simoncini (Author: JL Bourne)
  • Duma Key / Production by Scribner (Author: Stephen King)
  • Ghost Radio (Trailer 1) / Production by William Morrow (Author: Leopoldo Gout)
  • Sweetheart / Production by Circle of Seven (Author: Chelsea Cain)
  • The Price / Production by Circle of Seven Productions (Author: Alexandra Sokoloff)
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2 thoughts on “THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA NOMINATED FOR A BLACK QUILL AWARD

  1. Congratulations on winning the editor’s choice for best dark genre fiction collection. The number 121 to Pennsylvania and others is truly one of my favorite collections (ever) and any honor that comes its way is, in my humble opinion, deserved.

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