Here are the winners of the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Here are the winners of the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards
Graphic: Andrew Liptak

Over the weekend, members of the Horror Writer's Association gathered in Denver, Colorado for the annual StokerCon. The event also brings with it the winners of the genre's biggest award, the Bram Stoker Awards, which honor's the best writing within the horror / dark fiction genres.

Here are the winners (listed in bold)

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • The Queen of the Cicadas by V. Castro
  • The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
  • My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
  • Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo
  • The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

Superior Achievement in a First Novel*

  • Helminth by S. Alessandro Martinez
  • When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen
  • Rabbits by Terry Miles
  • Queen of Teeth, by Hailey Piper
  • The Forest by Lisa Quigley
  • Tidepool by Nicole Willson

*Due to a tie in fifth place, there are six nominees in this category.

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • Abbott 1973 by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä
  • Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity by Kami Garcia, Mico Suayan, Jason Badower and Mike Mayhew
  • The Inhabitant of the Lake by Alessandro Manzetti and Stefano Cardoselli
  • Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz
  • An Unkindness of by Dan Panosian and Marianna Ignazzi

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

  • All These Bodies by Kendare Blake
  • The Book of the Baku by R.L. Boyle
  • Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis
  • House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
  • The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • Goddess of Filth by V. Castro
  • Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
  • Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca
  • “Recitation of the First Feeding” (collected in Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy) by Hailey Piper
  • “Twentieth Anniversary Screening” (Slice and Dice) by Jeff Strand

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • “The Yellow Crown” (Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign) by Carol Gyzander
  • “Permanent Damage” (Attack From the ’80s) by Lee Murray
  • “A Gathering at the Mountain” (The Bad Book)  by Cindy O’Quinn
  • “Two Shakes Of A Dead Lamb’s Tail” (Terror Tales of the Scottish Lowlands) by Anna Taborska
  • “A Whisper in the Death Pit” (Weirdbook #44) by Kyla Lee Ward

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

  • In That Endlessness, Our End by Gemma Files
  • Beneath a Pale Sky by Philip Fracassi
  • Empty Graves: Tales of the Living Dead by Jonathan Maberry
  • The Dead Hours of Night by Lisa Tuttle
  • The Ghost Sequences by A.C. Wise

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • Antlers by C. Henry Chaisson; Nick Antosca, Nick; and Scott Cooper
  • Squid Game, Season 1, Episode 1: “Red Light, Green Light” by Hwang Dong-hyuk
  • Midnight Mass, Season 1, Episode 6: “Book VI: Acts of the Apostles” by Mike Flanagan, James Flanagan, and Jeff Howard
  • Fear Street: Part One – 1994 by Phil Graziadei, Phil and Leigh Janiak
  • Candyman by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and Nia DaCosta

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Apache Witch and Other Poetic Observations by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Strange Nests by Jessica McHugh
  • Victims by Marge Simon and Mary Turzillo
  • Tortured Willows: Bent. Bowed. Unbroken by Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, and Geneve Flynn
  • Exposed Nerves by Lucy A. Snyder

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign by James Chambers
  • When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson by Ellen Datlow
  • There is No Death, There are No Dead by Aaron J. French and Jess Landry
  • Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World by Eric J. Guignard
  • Attack From the 80’s by Eugene Johnson

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • Writers Workshop of Horror 2 by Michael Knost
  • 9/11 Gothic: Decrypting Ghosts and Trauma in New York City’s Terrorism Novels by Danel Olson
  • Giving the Devil His Due: Satan and Cinema by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and Regina M. Hansen
  • Eaters of the Dead: Myths and Realities of Cannibal Monsters by Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.
  • Shirley Jackson: A Companion by Kristopher Woofter

Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction

  • “The Three Paradigms of Horror” (Vastarien Vol. 4, Issue 2)  by Dejan Ognjanović
  • “One and Done” (Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology) by Cindy O’Quinn
  • “A Horror Fan’s Guide to Surviving Womanhood” by Emily Ruth Verona,
  • “Devil’s Advocates: The Conjuring” by Kevin J.  Wetmore Jr.
  • “Horror Writers: Architects of Hope” (The Sirens Call, Halloween 2021, Issue 55) by Angela Yuriko Smith