2012 Bram Stoker Awards Winners & Nominees

(Presented in 2013 at the World Horror Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana)


Bottled Abyss (Redrum Horror) by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
NightWhere (Samhain Publishing) by John Everson
The Drowning Girl (Roc) by Caitlin R. Kiernan, winner
The Haunted (Signet) by Bentley Little
Inheritance (Evil Jester Press) by Joe McKinney

First Novel

Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling (William Morrow) by Michael Boccacino
Wide Open (Tor Books) by Deborah Coates
The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief (Noble YA Publishers LLC) by Charles Day
A Requiem for Dead Flies (Nightscape Press) by Peter Dudar
Bad Glass (Ballantine/Del Rey) by Richard Gropp
Life Rage (Nightscape Press) by L.L. Soares, winner

Young Adult Novel

The Diviners (Little Brown) by Libba Bray
I Hunt Killers (Little Brown) by Barry Lyga
Flesh & Bone (Simon & Schuster) by Jonathan Maberry, winner
I Kissed A Ghoul (Noble Romance Publishing) by Michael McCarty
The Raven Boys (Scholastic Press) by Maggie Stiefvater
A Bad Day for Voodoo (Sourcebooks) by Jeff Strand

Graphic Novel

The Sixth Gun Volume 3: Bound (Oni Press) by Cullen Bunn
Rachel Rising Vol. 1: The Shadow of Death (Abstract Studio) by Terry Moore
The Tale of Brin and Bent and Minno Marylebone (Jonathan Cape) by Ravi Thornton
Behind These Eyes (Villainous Press) by Peter J. Wacks and Guy Anthony De Marco
Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times (McFarland) by Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, winner

Long Fiction

Thirty Miles South of Dry County (Delirium Books) by Kealan Patrick Burke
I’m Not Sam (Sinister Grin Press) by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
Lost Girl of the Lake (Bad Moon Books) by Joe McKinney and Michael McCarty
The Blue Heron (Dark Regions Press) by Gene O’Neill, winner
The Fleshless Man (Delirium Books) by Norman Prentiss

Short Fiction

“Surrounded by the Mutant Rain Forest” (Daily Science Fiction) by Bruce Boston
“Bury My Heart at Marvin Gardens” (Best of Dark Moon Digest, Dark Moon Books) by Joe McKinney
“Righteous” (Psychos, Black Dog and Leventhal Publication) by Weston Ochse
“Available Light” (Lovecraft eZine, March 2012) by John Palisano
“Magdala Amygdala” (Dark Faith: Invocations, Apex Book Company) by Lucy Snyder, winner


The Woman in Black (Cross Creek Pictures) by Jane Goldman
The Walking Dead, “Killer Within” (AMC TV) by Sang Kyu Kim
American Horror Story: Asylum, “Dark Cousin” (Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision, Ryan Murphy Productions) by Tim Minear
The Hunger Games (Lionsgate, Color Force) by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray
The Cabin in the Woods (Mutant Enemy Productions, Lionsgate) by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, winner


Shadow Show (HarperCollins) by Mort Castle and Sam Weller, winner
Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations (Dark Moon Books) by Eric J. Guignard
Hell Comes to Hollywood (Big Time Books) by Eric Miller
Horror for Good: A Charitable Anthology (Cutting Block Press) by Mark C. Scioneaux, R.J. Cavender, and Robert S. Wilson
Slices of Flesh (Dark Moon Books) by Stan Swanson

Fiction Collection

Woman Who Married a Cloud: Collected Stories (Subterranean Press) by Jonathan Carroll
New Moon on the Water (Dark Regions) by Mort Castle, winner (tie)
Errantry: Strange Stories (Small Beer Press) by Elizabeth Hand
The Janus Tree (Subterranean Press) by Glen Hirshberg
Black Dahlia and White Rose: Stories (Ecco) by Joyce Carol Oates, winner (tie)


Writing Darkness (CreateSpace) by Michael Collings
The Annotated Sandman, Volume 1 (Vertigo) by Leslie S. Klinger
Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween (Reaktion Books) by Lisa Morton, winner
The Undead and Theology (Pickwick Publications) by Kim Paffenroth and John W. Morehead
Dark Directions: Romero, Craven, Carpenter, and the Modern Horror Film (Southern Illinois University Press) by Kendall R. Phillips


Dark Duet (NECON eBooks) by Linda Addison and Stephen M. Wilson
Notes from the Shadow City (Dark Regions Press) by Bruce Boston and Gary William Crawford
A Verse to Horrors (Amazon Digital Services) by Michael Collings
Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls (Elektrik Milk Bath Press) by Marge Simon, winner
Lovers & Killers (Dark Regions) by Mary A. Turzillo