2017 Bram Stoker Award® Winners & Nominees

2017 Bram Stoker Awards®

(Presented in 2018 at StokerCon in Providence, RI)


Ararat (St. Martin’s Press) by Christopher Golden, winner
Sleeping Beauties (Scribner) by Stephen King and Owen King
Black Mad Wheel (Ecco) by Josh Malerman
I Wish I Was Like You (JournalStone) by S. P. Miskowski
Ubo (Solaris) by Steve Rasnic Tem

First Novel

Cold Cuts (Omnium Gatherum Media) by Robert Payne Cabeen, winner
In the Valley of the Sun (Skyhorse Publishing) by Andy Davidson
What Do Monsters Fear? (Post Mortem Press) by Matt Hayward
The Boulevard Monster (Bloodshot Books) by Jeremy Hepler
Kill Creek (Ink Shares) by Scott Thomas

Young Adult Novel

The Door to January (Islandport Press) by Gillian French
Hellworld (Simon Pulse) by Tom Leveen
The Last Harvest (Tor Teen) by Kim Liggett, winner
The Ravenous (Harlequin Teen) by Amy Lukavics
When I Cast Your Shadow (Tor Teen) by Sarah Porter

Graphic Novel

Darkness Visible (IDW) by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts) by Damian Duffy and Octavia E. Butler, winner
My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Fantagraphics) by Emil Ferris
The Black Monday Murders (Image Comics) by Jonathan Hickman
Monstress Volume 2: The Blood (Image Comics) by Marjorie Liu

Long Fiction

Faking it Until Forever Comes (Liars, Fakers, and the Dead Who Eat Them) (Written Backwards) by Scott Edelman
Mapping the Interior (Tor.com) by Stephen Graham Jones, winner
Agents of Dreamland (Tor.com) by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Sweetlings (Tor.com) by Lucy Taylor
A Kiss of Thorns (DarkFuse) by Tim Waggoner

Short Fiction

“I Will Be the Reflection Until the End” (Tales from the Lake Vol. 4) (Crystal Lake Publishing) by Michael Bailey
“A Song Left Behind in the Aztakea Hills” (Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2) (Cutting Block Books) by James Chambers
Apocalypse Then” (Never Fear: The Apocalypse) (13Thirty Books) by Lisa Mannetti, winner
“So Sings the Siren” (Apex Magazine #101) (Apex Publications) by Annie Neugebauer
“Loving You Darkly” (F(r)iction Magazine #8) (Tethered by Letters) by Mercedes M. Yardley

Fiction Collection

Strange Weather (William Morrow) by Joe Hill, winner
And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe (JournalStone) by Gwendolyn Kiste
Goblin (Earthling Publications) by Josh Malerman
The Carp-Faced Boy and Other Tales (Independent Legions Publishing) by Thersa Matsuura
Writing Madness (Centipede Press) by Patrick McGrath


The Shape of Water (TSG Entertainment, Double Dare You Productions) by Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Stranger Things: MadMax, Episode 02:01: Chapter One (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre) by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer
Twin Peaks, Part 8 (Rancho Rosa Partnership, Inc.) by Mark Frost and David Lynch
It (New Line Cinema) by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman
Get Out (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment) by Jordan Peele, winner
Split (Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse Productions) by M. Night Shyamalan


Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Publishing) by Kinitra Brooks, PhD., Linda D. Addison, and Susana Morris, PhD.
Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology (Pegasus Books) by Ellen Datlow
Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (St. Martin’s Griffin) by Jonathan Maberry and George A. Romero
The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water (Independent Legions Publishing) by Alessandro Manzetti  and Jodi Renee Lester
Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing) by Doug Murano, winner


Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre (McFarland) by Michele Brittany
Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (Rutgers University Press) by Kinitra D. Brooks
Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ‘70s and ‘80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books) by Grady Hendrix, winner
The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books) by Stephen Jones
Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre (Crystal Lake Publishing) by Joe Mynhardt and Eugene Johnson

Poetry Collection

Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest (Crystal Lake Publishing) by Robert Frazier and Bruce Boston
No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publishing) by Alessandro Manzetti
Satan’s Sweethearts (Weasel Press) by Marge Simon and Mary Turzillo
A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press) by Christina Sng, winner
Sheet Music to My Acoustic Nightmare (Raw Dog Screaming Press) by Stephanie M. Wytovich