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    Behold the dark and twisted nominees for this year’s Shirley Jackson Awards.

    Katie Yee

    June 9, 2020, 1:40pm

    It’s been a good week for Shirley Jackson fans. First, we got a new film starring Elisabeth Moss as Jackson and now the nominees for the annual Shirley Jackson Awards are in.

    Since 2007, the Shirley Jackson Awards have honored the iconic writer’s memory by celebrating “outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.” Previous winners include Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation and Emma Cline’s The Girls. Details on this year’s virtual ceremony to come.

    Congratulations to this year’s nominees!



    The Book of X, Sarah Rose Etter (Two Dollar Radio)

    Curious Toys, Elizabeth Hand (Little, Brown and Co)

    Goodnight Stranger, Miciah Bay Gault (Park Row Books)

    Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo (Gollancz)

    Nothing to See Here, Kevin Wilson (Ecco)

    Tinfoil Butterfly, Rachel Eve Moulton (MCD x FSG Originals)



    Into Bones Like Oil, Kaaron Warren (Meerkat Press)

    “Late Returns,” Joe Hill (Full Throttle from William Morrow)

    “The Monster of Elenhaven,” Jennifer Giesbrecht (Tor.com)

    “Ormeshadow,” Priya Sharma (Tor.com)

    This is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Gallery/Saga Press)



    Black Bequeathments, Simon Strantzas (Dim Shores)

    The Couvade, Joanna Koch (Demain Publishing)

    “Deeper, Darker Things,” Steve Dillon (Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities)

    Luminous Body, Brooke Warra (Dim Shores)

    Pwdre Ser, Kurt Fawver (Dim Shores)

    “Taproot,” M. R. Carey (Ten-Word Tragedies)



    “How to Become a Witch-Queen,” Theodora Goss (Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery)

    “Kali_Na,” Indrapramit Das (The Mythic Dream)

    “The Truth About Josh Enloe,” Nick Straatmann (Parhelion)

    “The Well,” Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell (issue 55.1 of The Southern Review)

    “Whistle, My Lad, and I Will Come,” Gina Ochsner (The Pink Issue of Fairy Tale Review)



    Collision: Stories, J. S. Breukelaar (Meerkat Press, LLC)

    Every Human Love: Stories, Joanna Pearson (Acre Books)

    Homesick, Nino Cipri (Dzanc Books)

    Mouthful of Birds, Samanta Schweblin (Riverhead Books)

    Song for the Unraveling of the World, Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press)

    Wounds, Nathan Ballingrud (Saga Press)



    Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, edited by Ellen Datlow (Saga Press)

    The Mythic Dream, edited by Navah Wolfe and Dominik Parisien (Saga Press)

    The Twisted Book of Shadows, edited by Christopher Golden & James A. Moore (Twisted Publishing)

    The Unquiet Dreamer: A Tribute to Harlan Ellison, edited by Preston Grassmann (PS Publishing)

    Wonderland: An Anthology of Works Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane (Titan Books)


    [via Tor.com]

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