Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Black Quill Awards 3rd edition nominees

Dark Scribe Magazine announced the nominees for its 3rd Annual Awards, Black Quill Awards. The Black Quill Awards honor the works of dark genre literature from both mainstream and small press publishers, each category awarding two winners with the Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice. Any registered reader can vote for his favorites from now until January 24th, 2010, when the voting is closing. The winners will be announced on February 2nd, 2010.

Dark genre novel of the year:

- "Audrey's Door" by Sarah Langan (Harper)
- "Castaways" by Brian Keene (Leisure Books)
- "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn (Shaye Areheart Books)
- "Drood" by Dan Simmons (Little, Brown and Company)
- "The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters (Riverhead Hardcover)
- "The Unseen" by Alexandra Sokoloff (St. Martin's Press)

Best small press chill:

- "As Fate Would Have It" by Michael Louis Calvillo (Bad Moon Books)
- "Frozen Blood" by Joel Sutherland (Lachesis Publishing)
- "Kelland" by Paul G. Bens Jr. (Casperian Books)
- "Last Days" by Brian Evenson (Underland Press)
- "The Harlequin and the Train" by Paul G. Tremblay (Necropolitan Press)
- "Valley of the Dead" by Kim Paffenroth (Cargo Cult Press)

Best dark genre fiction collection:

- "Martyrs & Monsters" by Robert Dunbar (DarkHart Press)
- "Monstrous Affections" by David Nickle (ChiZine Publications)
- "Pumpkin Teeth" by Tom Cardamone (Lethe Press)
- "The Haunted Heart and Other Tales" by Jameson Currier (Lethe Press)
- "Ugly Man" by Dennis Cooper (Harper Perennial)

Best dark genre anthology:

- "Dark Delicacies III: Haunted" edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb (Running Press)
- "He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson" edited by Christopher Conlon (Gauntlet Press)
- "Lovecraft Unbound" edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse Comics)
- "Midnight Walk" edited by Lisa Morton (Darkhouse Publishing)
- "Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe" edited by Ellen Datlow (Solaris)
- "Shivers V" edited by Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance Publications)

Best dark genre book of non-fiction:

- "Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues" edited by Loren Rhodes (Scribner)
- "Stephen King: The Non-Fiction" by Rocky Wood and Justin Brooks (Cemetery Dance Publications)
- "The Stephen King Illustrated Companion" by Bev Vincent (Fall River Press)
- "Writer's Workshop of Horror" edited by Michael Knost (Woodland Press)

Best dark scribble:

- "Flatrock Sunners" by Sarah Totten (Black Static #12 / Print)
- "Following Marla" by John R. Little (Horror World, February 2009 / Virtual)
- "Night Nurse" by Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-In, July 2009 / Virtual)
- "The Loyalty of Birds" by Rachel Sobel (Clarkesworld #30 / Virtual)
- "The Man in the Mirror" by Jameson Currier (Icarus #1 / Print)
- "The Mind of a Pig" by Ekaterina Sedia (Apex Magazine, March 2009 / Virtual)

Best cover art & design:

- "As Fate Would Have It" / Artwork: Peter Mahaichuk; Cover Design: César Puch (by Michael Louis Calvillo from Bad Moon Books)
- "The Estuary" / Artwork: Johann Bodin; Cover Design: Jacob Kier (by Derek Gunn from Permuted Press)
- "The Haunted Heart and Other Tales" / Artwork by: Richard Taddei; Cover Design: John Molloy (by Jameson Currier from Lethe Press)
- "The Pilo Family Circus" / Cover Design by: Heidi Whitcomb (by Will Elliot from Underland Press)

Best dark genre book trailer:

- "Audrey's Door" / Production by JT Petty (Author: Sarah Langan)
- "Far Dark Fields" / Production by John Palisano (Author: Gary Braunbeck)
- "Isis" / Production by Circle of Seven (Author: Douglas Clegg)
- "The Lifeless" / Production by Coscom Entertainment (Author: Lorne Dixon)
- "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" / Production by Seth Dalton and Ransom Riggs (Author: Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters)

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

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