Tantlinger, Sara

Awards: The Devil’s Dreamland (Strangehouse Books), Poetry Collection, 2018 BIO: Sara Tantlinger resides outside of Pittsburgh on a hill in the woods. Her dark poetry collections Love for Slaughter and The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes are published with StrangeHouse books. She is a poetry editor for the Oddville Press, a graduate of Seton Hill’s MFA program, and an active member of the HWA. […]

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Lynch, Donna

Nominations Witches (Raw Dog Screaming Press), Poetry Collection, 2018 BIO: Donna Lynch is a horror/ dark fiction author, poet, and spoken word artist, as well as the lyricist and singer of the dark electronic rock band Ego Likeness. She frequently collaborates with her husband, artist and musician Steven Archer, their most recent joint effort being the Stoker-nominated illustrated poetry collection […]

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Cowen, David E.

Nominations: Bleeding Saffron (Weasel Press), Poetry Collection, 2018 BIO: David E. Cowen is a native Texan who makes his home in Houston, Texas. He is the author of the Bram Stoker Award nominated Bleeding Saffron (Weasel Press 2018), and The Seven Yards of Sorrow (Weasel Press 2016) and The Madness of Empty Spaces (Weasel Press 2014) both of which were […]

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Wetmore, Jr., Kevin J.

Nominations Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series (McFarland & Co., Inc.), Non-fiction, 2018

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Gambin, Lee

Nominations The Howling: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press), Non-fiction, 2018 BIO: Lee Gambin is a writer, author and film historian. He has written for Fangoria, Shock Till You Drop, Delirium and Scream Magazine. He has written the books Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film, We Can Be Who We Are: Movie Musicals of the 1970s, […]

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Masterson, Robert

Nominations: A New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire State (Hippocampus Press), Anthology, 2018 BIO: Robert Masterson, English professor with CUNY-BMCC in New York City, has authored Garnish Trouble, Artificial Rats & Electric Cats, and Trial by Water. First published in 1978, his creative writing, literary criticism, photography, and journalism has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers, […]

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Grey, April

Nominations A New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire State (Hippocampus Press), Anthology, 2018

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Beck, Scott

Nominations A Quiet Place (Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night), Screenplay, 2018 BIO: Filmmakers Scott Beck & Bryan Woods first met as sixth-graders in their hometown of Bettendorf, Iowa.  After discovering a shared interest in cinema, the duo began collaborating on stop-motion movies with their Star Wars action figures.  This collaboration continued into high school, where they directed numerous shorts and their […]

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