The Bram Stoker Awards are sponsored and run by the Horror Writers’ Association.Â They honor superior achievement in dark fiction.Â I remember first seeing the award mentioned on the back of a Kathe Koja paperback way back in the early nineties and thinking it was a great idea.
Well, I’m please to announce Just Like Hell made the long list for this year’s awards.
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
â€œThe Lagerstatteâ€ by Laird Barron (The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy)
The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock)
Miranda by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
Redemption Roadshow by Weston Ochse (Burning Effigy)
The Confessions of St. Zach by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books) Orpheus and the Pearl by Kim Paffenroth (Magus Press)
“Behold the Child” by Harry Shannon (Brimstone Turnpike)
Just Like Hell by Nate Southard (Thunderstorm Books)
Population Zero by Wrath James White (Cargo Cult Press)
Orgy of Souls by Wrath James White, and Maurice Broaddus (Apex Book Company)
I won’t know for more than a month if I made the final ballot of four or five contenders.Â There’s an incredible amount of competition in this category.Â It’s great to know my peers have enjoyed the book, though.Â Who knows, maybe I’ll get to see my name on the ballot come March.