Petty, Kate Reed

NOMINATIONS: True Story (Viking), First Novel, 2020 BIO: Kate Reed Petty’s debut novel, “True Story,” was a New York Times Review of Books “Editor’s Choice.” Her fiction and essays have been published by ZZYZZYVA, Electric Literature, and American Short Fiction online, among other places, and her short films have appeared on Narrative and at the 2019 Maryland Film Festival. She […]

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Knight, EV

NOMINATIONS: The Fourth Whore (Raw Dog Screaming Press), First Novel, 2020 BIO: EV Knight writes horror and dark fiction. Her debut novel, The Fourth Whore, was released in early 2020 by Raw Dog Screaming Press and is a current Stoker Award nominee. She also released the novella Dead Eyes in 2020 as part of Unnerving’s Rewind or Die series. EV’s […]

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Jeffery, Ross

NOMINATIONS: Tome (The Writing Collective), First Novel, 2020 BIO: Ross Jeffery is the author of Juniper, Tome and Tethered. His short fiction has appeared in various print anthologies whilst also having a whole host of short / flash fiction littering the internet in a number of online journals. Ross is also executive director at STORGY Magazine.  Ross lives in Bristol with his […]

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Harrison, Rachel

NOMINATIONS: The Return (Berkley), First Novel, 2020 BIO: Rachel Harrison was born and raised in the weird state of New Jersey. She received her Bachelor’s in Writing for Film & Television from Emerson College. After graduating, she worked on TV game shows, in publishing, and for a big bank. She lives in New York with her husband and their cat/overlord. […]

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Hall, Polly

NOMINATIONS: The Taxidermist’s Lover (CamCat Publishing, LLC), First Novel, 2020

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Read, Sarah

AWARDS: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard (Trepidatio Publishing), First Novel, 2019 NOMINATIONS: Out of Water (Trepidatio Publishing), Fiction Collection, 2019 BIO: Sarah Read is a dark fiction writer in the frozen north of Wisconsin. Her short stories can be found in various places, including Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year vol 10. A collection of her short fiction called OUT […]

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Lane, Michelle Renee

NOMINATIONS: Invisible Chains (Haverhill House Publishing), First Novel, 2019 BIO: Michelle Renee Lane writes dark speculative fiction about women of color battling their inner demons while falling in love with monsters. Her work includes elements of fantasy, horror, romance, and occasionally erotica. Her short fiction appears in the anthologies Dark Holidays, Terror Politico: A Screaming World in Chaos, and The […]

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Amor, Gemma

NOMINATIONS: Dear Laura (Independently Published), First Novel, 2019 BIO: Gemma Amor is an author, podcaster and illustrator from Bristol, in the UK. Her debut collection of short stories, Cruel Works of Nature, was published in 2018. She is also the author of Dear Laura, Till the Score is Paid, and the soon to be released White Pines.  Gemma also writes for […]

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Tremblay, Tony

Nominations The Moore House (Twisted Publishing), First Novel, 2018 BIO: Tony Tremblay is the author of his debut novel The Moore House, and the short story collection The Seeds of Nightmares. The author was also a reviewer of horror and genre novels for Horror World, Cemetery Dance, and Beware The Dark. He is the host of a cable show called […]

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