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Whew!  A LOT of catching up to do on the past couple of weeks (absence due to publishing duties on Amazing Stories): Yes, we generally do not do the Emmys here – but Big Bang Theory has several nominations in hand, remains a top-rated prime time show AND has the good grace to present geek […]

Shirley Jackson Award Releases 2011 Nominees

Boston, MA (April 2012) — In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. The Shirley Jackson Awards are voted upon by a jury of professional […]

Shirley Jackson Award Winners

We tweeted these live on Sunday (thanks to Scott Edelman and Graham Sleight for their help). The winners are: Novel: Mr. Shivers, Robert Jackson Bennett Novella: “Mysterium Tremendum”, Laird Barron Novelette: “Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains”, Neil Gaiman Short story: “The Things”, Peter Watts Collection: Occultation, Laird Barron Anthology: Stories: All New […]

Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

And now it is back to the USA for the Shirley Jackson Awards. Here are the novel nominees: Dark Matter, Michelle Paver (Orion) A Dark Matter, Peter Straub (Doubleday) Feed, Mira Grant (Orbit) Mr. Shivers, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit) The Reapers Are the Angels, Alden Bell (Holt) The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz) The full […]

Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

The short lists for this year’s Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced. Here is the Best Novel list: Dark Matter, Michelle Paver (Orion) A Dark Matter, Peter Straub (Doubleday) Feed, Mira Grant (Orbit) Mr. Shivers, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit) The Reapers Are the Angels, Alden Bell (Holt) The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz) The full […]

Shirley Jackson Awards

We’ve been checking on tweets about the Shirley Jackson Awards from Readercon. Here are the (unofficial) results, courtesy of someone called @avaland2. Novel: Big Machine, Victor LaValle (Speigel & Grau) Novella: Midnight Picnic, Nick Antosca (Word Riot Press) Novelette: “Morality,” Stephen King (Esquire) Short Story: “The Pelican Bar,” Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse 3, Night Shade) […]

Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

The nominees for this year’s Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced. Here are the finalists in the Best Novel category. Big Machine, Victor LaValle (Speigel & Grau) Last Days, Brian Evenson (Underland Press) The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters (Riverhead) The Owl Killers, Karen Maitland (Delacorte Press) The Red Tree, Caitlin R. Kiernan (Roc) White is […]

Shirley Jackson Award Winners

The 2009 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented in a ceremony at Readercon 20 in Burlington, MA, on Sunday, July 12th, 2009. Readercon 20 GoH (and last year’s SJA winner for Novel) Elizabeth Hand was the MC. The results are as follows: Novel: Jeffrey Ford, The Shadow Year (William Morrow) Novella: Julia Leigh, Disquiet (Penguin/Hamish Hamilton) […]

Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2009 Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced. Here are the novels: Alive in Necropolis, Doug Dorst (Riverhead Hardcover) The Man on the Ceiling, Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem (Wizards of the Coast Discoveries) Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Del Rey) The Resurrectionist, Jack O’Connell (Algonquin Books) The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (William […]

Shirley Jackson Jury Expands

Via Ellen Datlow we understand that Kelly Link has been added to the jury for the Shirley Jackson Awards.

Shirley Jackson Award Winners

The inaugural Shirley Jackson Awards were announced at Readercon this weekend. The winners are: Novel: Generation Loss, Elizabeth Hand (Small Beer Press) Novella: “Vacancy”, Lucius Shepard (Subterranean #7) Novelette: “The Janus Tree”, Glen Hirshberg (Inferno) Short Story: “The Monsters of Heaven”, Nathan Ballingrud (Inferno) Collection: The Imago Sequence and Other Stories, Laird Barron (Night Shade […]

No, this is nothing to do with religion. There is a magazine called the Believer, and it runs two awards. For the first award (the other is a reader poll) they say, “Each year the editors of the Believer generate a short list of the novels they thought were the strongest and, in their opinion, […]

The Final Ballot for the Shirley Jackson Awards has been released. Full details on their official web site. (Thanks Ellen!)

Shirley Jackson Update

The eligibility criteria for the Shirley Jackson Awards have now been announced. You can find them on the awards’ blog (kudos to them for having one). We’ve also done our own page for the awards. Publishers please note, because you need to submit your works for them to be considered.

IHG Awards Update

When Ellen Datlow did her blog post about the Shirley Jackson Awards she mentioned in comments that they were intended as a replacement for the International Horror Guild Awards, which she said were being discontinued. We’ve since heard from Paula Guran (here) that the IHGAs are still alive and well. So, profuse apologies to the […]

Via Ellen Datlow we hear of the foundation of the Shirley Jackson Awards. In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, the Shirley Jackson Award has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. The awards will be juried […]