2011 Bram Stoker Award™ Preliminary Ballot Announced

For each category (Novel, First Novel, etc) there are potentially TWO ballots: one for the works that proceed from the recommendations (‘Recs’) ballot and one for the works that proceed from the Jury ballot.

A short explanation of the system for determining for the Bram Stoker Awards™ ballots appears at: http://www.horror.org/stokers.htm. As the preliminary ballot is designed to produce three works for the final ballot in a category from each of the “Recs” and “Jury” ballots, if there are three or less works qualified in a category, they proceed directly to the final ballot.

If you see four, five or six works in a “Rec” or “Jury” ballot below, that ballot will proceed to be voted on by Active and Lifetime Members and they are marked ‘Ballot Required’.

NOVEL:

    RECS:

    Ballot Required

    • Lamberson, Greg — Cosmic Forces
    • Longfellow, Ki — Houdini Heart
    • Malfi, Ronald — Floating Staircase
    • O’Neill, Gene — Not Fade Away
    • Warner, Matthew — Blood Born

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Conlon, Christopher — A Matrix Of Angels
    • Dunbar, Robert — Willy
    • McKinney, Joe — Flesh Eaters
    • Oliver, Reggie — The Dracula Papers, Book 1: The Scholar’s Tale
    • Thomas, Lee — The German

FIRST NOVEL:

    RECS:

    Ballot Required

    • Bird, Allyson — Isis Unbound
    • Lee, Frazer — The Lamplighters
    • Reynolds, Graeme — High Moor
    • Talley, Brett J. — That Which Should Not Be
    • Wagner, Jeremy — The Armageddon Chord

    JURY:

    No ballot required, the following works will proceed directly to the Final Ballot. Please note these works may not be described as Nominees until the Final Ballot is formally announced.

    • Jacobs, John, Horner — Southern Gods
    • Roche, Thomas — The Panama Laugh

YA NOVEL:

    RECS:

    Ballot Required

    • Faherty, J. G. — Ghosts of Coronado Bay, A Maya Blair Mystery
    • Holder, Nancy — The Screaming Season
    • Maberry, Jonathan — Dust & Decay
    • Matthews, Araminta Star — Blind Hunger

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Blake, Kendare — Anna Dressed in Blood
    • Kraus, Daniel — Rotters
    • Ness, Patrick — A Monster Calls
    • Oppel, Kenneth — This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
    • Roth, Veronica — Divergent

GRAPHIC NOVEL:

    RECS:

    Ballot Required

    • Hill, Joe — Locke & Key, Volume 4
    • Maberry, Jonathan — Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher
    • Maberry, Jonathan — Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine
    • Mignola, Mike and Golden, Christopher — The Plague Ships
    • O’Reilly, Sean; Nassise, Joe; Weick, Halston — Candice Crow

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Brosgol, Vera — Anya’s Ghost
    • Fialkov, Joshua Hale — Echoes
    • Jensen, Jeff — Green River Killer
    • Moore, Alan — Neonomicon
    • Smith, John — Cradlegrave

LONG FICTION:

    RECS:

    Ballot Required

    • Breaux, Kevin James — Dark Water: Beaming Smile
    • Calvillo, Michael Louis — 7Brains
    • Little, John R. — Ursa Major
    • O’Neill, Gene — Rusting Chickens
    • Schwamberger, Ty — The Fields

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Hodge, Brian — Roots and All
    • Kiernan, Caitlin — The Colliers’ Venus (1893)
    • Lindqvist, John Ajvide — The Music of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer
    • Shearman, Robert — Alice Through A Plastic Sheet
    • Straub, Peter — The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine

SHORT FICTION:

    RECS:

    Ballot Required

    • Bailey, Michael — “It Tears Away” (The Shadow of the Unknown)
    • Lillie-Paetz, Ken — “Hypergraphia” (The Uninvited, Issue 1)
    • O’Neill, Gene — “Graffiti Sonata” (Dark Discoveries)
    • Palisano, John — “X is for Xyx” (M is for Monster)
    • Warren, Kaaron — “All You Can Do Is Breathe” (Blood and Other Cravings)

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Ausubel, Ramona — “Atria” (The New Yorker Magazine, April 4, 2011)
    • Ballingrud, Nathan — “Sunbleached” (Teeth: Vampire Tales)
    • Castro, Adam Troy — “Her Husband’s Hands” (Lightspeed Magazine)
    • King, Stephen — “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive” (The Atlantic Magazine, May 2011)
    • Saunders, George — “Home” (The New Yorker Magazine, June 13, 2011)

SCREENPLAY:

    RECS:

    No ballot required, the following works will proceed directly to the Final Ballot. Please note these works may not be described as Nominees until the Final Ballot is formally announced.

    • Ball, Alan — True Blood: Spellbound (Episode #44)
    • Goodman, Cory — Priest
    • Nolfi, George — The Adjustment Bureau

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Gimple, Scott M. — The Walking Dead, episode 13: “Pretty Much Dead Already”
    • Gimple, Scott M. — The Walking Dead, episode 9: “Save the Last One”
    • Noxon, Marti — Fright Night
    • Ovrehahl, Andre and Havard S. Johansen — Troll Hunter
    • Sharzer, Jessica — American Horror Story, episode 12: “Afterbirth”

ANTHOLOGY:

    RECS:

    No ballot required, the following works will proceed directly to the Final Ballot. Please note these works may not be described as Nominees until the Final Ballot is formally announced.

    • Carbone, Tracy L. — NEHW Presents: Epitaphs
    • Hutton, Frank J. — Tattered Souls 2
    • Skipp, John — Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Dann, Jack and Nick Gevers — Ghosts By Gaslight
    • Datlow, Ellen — Blood And Other Cravings
    • Datlow, Ellen — Supernatural Noir
    • Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling — Teeth
    • VanderMeer, Jeff and Ann — The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

COLLECTION:

    RECS:

    Ballot Required

    • Burke, Chesya — Let’s Play White
    • Connolly, Lawrence C. — Voices: Tales of Horror
    • Gresh, Lois — Eldritch Evolutions
    • Haines, Paul — The Last Days of Kali Yuga
    • Morton, Lisa — Monsters of L.A.
    • Ochse, Weston — Multiplex Fandango

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Fowler, Christopher — Red Gloves: The London Horrors
    • Kiernan, Caitlin R. — Two Worlds and In-Between
    • Llewellyn, Livia — Engines of Desire
    • Oates, Joyce Carol — The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares
    • Oliver, Reggie — Mrs. Midnight and Other Stories

NON-FICTION:

    RECS:

    No ballot required, the following works will proceed directly to the Final Ballot. Please note these works may not be described as Nominees until the Final Ballot is formally announced.

    • Bannatyne, Lesley Pratt — Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night
    • Mamatas, Nick — Starve Better
    • Mogk, Matt — Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Crawford, Gary William, Jim Rockhill, and Brian J. Showers, Eds. — Reflections in a Glass Darkly
    • Rupe, Shade — Dark Stars Rising
    • Shultz, David E. and S.T. Joshi, Ed. — Letters to James F. Morton
    • Tibbetts, John C. — The Gothic Imagination
    • Wood, Rocky — Stephen King: A Literary Companion

POETRY:

    RECS:

    Ballot Required

    • Alexander, Maria — At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent,the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded
    • Clark, G.O — Shroud of Night
    • Borski, Robert — Blood Wallah and Other Poems
    • Simon, Marge — The Mad Hattery
    • Ward, Kyla Lee — The Land of Bad Dreams

    JURY:

    Ballot Required

    • Addison, Linda — How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend
    • Boston, Bruce — Surrealities
    • Marshall, Helen — Skeleton Leaves
    • Schwader, Ann K. — Twisted in Dream
    • Simon, Marge — Unearthly Delights

4 Responses to “2011 Bram Stoker Award™ Preliminary Ballot Announced”

  1. Patrick says:

    Goran Parlov did tremendous work in Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher and Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine.

  2. Excitingly, THE LAND OF BAD DREAMS by Kyla Lee Ward is in the Preliminary ballot. As per Stoker rules, HWA members can now receive free Extract PDFs of this work from the publisher, P’rea Press, for voting. Send to this email address: dannyL58@hotmail.com

  3. I’ve now got the direct link on hand for LAND OF BAD DREAMS. Sorry for the double up. The link is: http://www.preapress.com/files/Kyla/LANDOFBADDREAMS_KLWARD_EXTRACT.pdf

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