Here's the final ballot for this year's Bram Stoker Awards

The winners will be announced in May

Here's the final ballot for this year's Bram Stoker Awards
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The Horror Writers Association has announced the finalists for this year's Bram Stoker Awards: an annual prize that recognizes superior achievement in horror and dark fiction that was published in the preceding year.

The award has been handed out each year since 1987, as selected by members of the organization. (Named, obviously, for Dracula author Bram Stoker.) The award process comes in two parts: members of the organization and a jury present a preliminary ballot that features ten works in each category (here's the initial 2021 ballot), which is then voted on by members. After that vote, that list is narrowed down to five entries (or more — sometimes there's a tie).