2003 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

2003 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners

[presented in 2004]


The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
Serenity Falls by James A. Moore
The Night Country by Stewart O’Nan
A Choir of Ill Children by Tom Piccirilli
lost boy lost girl by Peter Straub, Winner

First Novel

Wolf’s Trap by William D. Gagliani
The Rising by Brian Keene, Winner
Monstrocity by Jeffrey Thomas
Veniss Underground by Jeff Vandermeer

Long Fiction

The Necromancer by Douglas Clegg
“Closing Time” by Jack Ketchum, Winner
Fuckin’ Lie Down Already by Tom Piccirilli
Louisiana Breakdown by Lucius Shepard
Roll Them Bones by David Niall Wilson

Short Fiction

“Duty” by Gary A. Braunbeck, Winner
“The Last Supper” by Scott Edelman
“Harvey’s Dream” by Stephen King
“The Haunting” by Joyce Carol Oates
“The Red Bow” by George Saunders

Fiction Collection

Graveyard People: The Collected Cedar Hill Stories Vol 1 by Gary A. Braunbeck
Told by the Dead by Ramsey Campbell
Bibliomancy by Elizabeth Hand
Peaceable Kingdom by Jack Ketchum, Winner
Fangs and Angel Wings by Karen Taylor


Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural edited by Bill Congreve
Gathering The Bones edited by Jack Dann, Ramsey Campbell and Dennis Etchison
The Dark edited by Ellen Datlow
The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: 16th Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Borderlands 5 edited by Elizabeth and Thomas Monteleone, Winner


Fear in a Handful of Dust by Gary A. Braunbeck
Ralan.com edited by Ralan Conley
Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman, edited by Gary Spencer Millidge and Smoky Man
The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association by Thomas F. Monteleone, Winner
Hellnotes edited by Judi Rohrig

Illustrated Narrative

The Sandman: Endless Nights (collection) by Neil Gaiman, Winner
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume Two by Alan Moore
Kolchak: “Devil in the Details” by Stefan Petrucha
Graphic Classics: Ambrose Bierce edited by Tom Pomplun
Vampire the Masqerade Giovanni — The Machiavelli Conundrum by Robert Weinberg


Identity by Michael Cooney
Bubba Ho-Tep by Don Coscarelli, Winner
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio

Work for Young Readers

Even Odder: More Stories To Chill The Heart by Steve Burt
The Oracle by Catherine Fisher
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
A Stir of Bones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K Rowling, Winner

Poetry Collection

Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems by Michael Arnzen
Pitchblende by Bruce Boston, Winner
Final Girl by Daphne Gottlieb
Cardinal Sins by Charlee Jacob
Professor LaGungo’s Exotic Artifacts & Assorted Mystic Collectibles by Mark McLaughlin
Artist of Antithesis by Marge Simon

Alternative Forms

The Goreletter (email newsletter) by Michael Arnzen, Winner
From the Files of Matthew Gentech (role-playing game) by Bruce Ballon
Ghosts of Albion (webcast script) by Christopher Golden and Amber Benson
Horror World (webzine) edited by Nanci Kalanta and Ron Dickie