2013 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

(Presented in 2014)


NOS4A2 (William Morrow) by Joe Hill
Doctor Sleep (Scribner) by Stephen King, winner
Malediction (Evil Jester Press) by Lisa Morton
A Necessary End (Thunderstorm/Maelstrom Press) by Sarah Pinborough and F. Paul Wilson
The Heavens Rise (Gallery Books) by Christopher Rice

First Novel

Candy House (Evil Jester Press) by Kate Jonez
The Year of the Storm (Berkley Trade) by John Mantooth
The Evolutionist (Nightscape Press) by Rena Mason, winner
Redheads (Samhain Publishing) by Jonathan Moore
Stoker’s Manuscript (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) by Royce Prouty

Young Adult Novel

Special Dead (JournalStone) by Patrick Freivald
Unbreakable (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) by Kami Garcia
Project Cain (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) by Geoffrey Girard
Dog Days (JournalStone) by Joe McKinney, winner
In the Shadow of Blackbirds (Harry N. Abrams) by Cat Winters

Graphic Novel

Fatale Book Three: West of Hell (Image Comics) by Ed Brubaker
Alabaster: Wolves (Dark Horse Comics) by Caitlin R. Kiernan, winner
Witch Doctor, Vol. 2: Mal Practice (Image Comics) by Brandon Seifert
Sin Titulo (Dark Horse Comics) by Cameron Stewart
Colder (Dark Horse Comics) by Paul Tobin

Long Fiction

“The Bluehole” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2013) by Dale Bailey
“The Great Pity” (Chiral Mad 2, Written Backwards) by Gary Braunbeck, winner
“The Slaughter Man” (Limbus, Inc., JournalStone) by Benjamin K. Ethridge
“No Others Are Genuine” (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Oct./Nov. 2013) by Gregory Frost
House of Rain (DarkFuse) by Greg F. Gifune
East End Girls (JournalStone) by Rena Mason

Short Fiction

“Primal Tongue” (Zippered Flesh 2, Smart Rhino Publications) by Michael Bailey
“Snapshot” (Blood & Roses, Scarlett River Press) by Patrick Freivald
“Night Train to Paris” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan./Feb. 2013) by David Gerrold, winner
“The Hunger Artist” (Zippered Flesh 2, Smart Rhino Publications) by Lisa Mannetti
“The Geminis” (Chiral Mad 2, Written Backwards) by John Palisano
“Code 666” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2013) by Michael Reaves


The Returned: “The Horde” (Ramaco Media I, Castelao Pictures) by Fabien Adda and Fabrice Gobert
American Horror Story: Asylum: “Spilt Milk” (Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision, Ryan Murphy Productions) by Brad Falchuk
Hannibal: “Apéritif” (Dino De Laurentiis Company, Living Dead Guy Productions, AXN: Original X Production, Gaumont International Television) by Bryan Fuller
Dracula: “A Whiff of Sulfur” (Flame Ventures, Playground, Universal Television, Carnival Films) by Daniel Knauf
The Walking Dead: “Welcome to the Tombs” (AMC TV) by Glen Mazzara, winner


Horror Library: Volume 5 (Cutting Block Press) by R.J. Cavender and Boyd E. Harris (ed.)
After Death… (Dark Moon Books) by Eric J. Guignard (ed.), winner
Barbers & Beauties (Hummingbird House Press) by Michael Knost and Nancy Eden Siegel (ed.)
The Grimscribe’s Puppets (Miskatonic River Press) by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (ed.)
Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror, Volume One (Grey Matter Press) by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson (ed.)

Fiction Collection

North American Lake Monsters: Stories (Small Beer Press) by Nathan Ballingrud
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories (Night Shade Books) by Laird Barron, winner
The Tears of Isis (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing) by James Dorr
The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories (Subterranean) by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Dance of the Blue Lady (Bad Moon Books) by Gene O’Neill
Bible Stories for Secular Humanists (Diplodocus Press) by S. P. Somtow


Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (Fairleigh Dickinson) by Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan (ed.)
Ramsey Campbell: Critical Essays on the Modern Master of Horror (Scarecrow Press) by Gary William Crawford (ed.)
Nolan on Bradbury: Sixty Years of Writing about the Master of Science Fiction (Hippocampus Press) by William F. Nolan, winner
The Intermedial Experience of Horror: Suspended Failures (Palgrave Macmillan) by Jarkko Toikkanen
Lovecraft and Influence: His Predecessors and Successors (Scarecrow Press) by Robert H. Waugh (ed.)

Poetry Collection

Dark Roads: Selected Long Poems 1971-2012 (Dark Renaissance Books) by Bruce Boston
The Sex Lives of Monsters (Kelp Queen Press) by Helen Marshall
Dangerous Dreams (Elektrik Milk Bath Press) by Marge Simon and Sandy DeLuca
Four Elements (Bad Moon Books/Evil Jester Press) by Marge Simon, Rain Graves, Charlee Jacob, and Linda Addison, winner
Hysteria: A Collection of Madness (Raw Dog Screaming Press) by Stephanie M. Wytovich