Submit a 2018 Bram Stoker Award Recommendation

If you're not a member of the Horror Writers Association, then please do not submit a recommendation. We'll have to disqualify it.
Use this form to make recommendations for the Bram Stoker Awards™. If this is your first recommendation, you may find it helpful to read the Bram Stoker Award informational page before you begin. If you are unsure of the answers to any of the questions below, please let us know by using the "Notes" field.
If you make a recommendation by sending your own e-mail to the Compiler, you must agree on a password with him beforehand. However, if you use the form below to send a recommendation, no password is necessary. Our server will verify your identity based on the e-mail address you enter.
!! Remember, you MUST BE an HWA member to make a recommendation.
!! Remember, you can't recommend your own work, work you edited, illustrated, or any work in which you have a financial interest. Authors whose work appears in an anthology or magazine may recommend other works in that anthology or magazine, subject to the limitations listed on the Award Rules page.
Here is a brief guide to the category definitions:
  • NOVEL (at least 40,000 words in length)
  • FIRST NOVEL (at least 40,000 words, written by an author who has never before published a novel)
  • YOUNG ADULT NOVEL (intended for the age group 14-21, at least 40,000 words in length)
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL (print or electronic at least 48 pages in length)
  • LONG FICTION (7,500 to 39,999 words in length)
  • SHORT FICTION (no more than 7,499 words in length)
  • SCREENPLAY (feature-length screenplays, episodic teleplays, and direct-to-DVD feature first screened or released during pertinent year)
  • ANTHOLOGY (> 60,000 words, 60% or more original material, contributors cannot recommend)
  • FICTION COLLECTION (at least 40,000 words total)
  • NONFICTION (at least 40,000 words total, must be in prose form)
  • POETRY COLLECTION (10 or more poems)


IMPORTANT: When making a recommendation, please do NOT use all caps for the title or anything else. Every time you do it has to be re-entered, which is extremely time consuming. Thank you.

Your first name:

* Your last name:

* Your email address:

* Title of the work you're recommending (DO NOT USE ALL CAPS!):

* Author (or editor if an anthology):

Venue (name of the magazine, e-zine, or other, where the long fiction or short fiction work first appeared, if appropriate):

Publisher (who published the novel, first novel, graphic novel, YA novel, long fiction, poetry collection, fiction collection, non-fiction work, or anthology) :

Month of publication:
Choose one of the following answers

* Award Category:
Choose one of the following answers

Uncertainties or special concerns: