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 and will be given in the categories of Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Single-Author Collection, and Edited Anthology. Further details will be forthcoming on the official web site soon.
Update: Ellen notes in comments on her blog that the Shirley Jackson Awards will take the place of the International Horror Guild Awards, which are being discontinued. As long as we still get the incredibly efficient Mr. Picacio to MC them we’ll be happy.
Update 2: It turns out that Ellen was wrong about that. See Paula’s comment below.