This news is over a week old at this point, but I was out of the country on my much belated honeymoon, so I'll have to take a pass on not sharing.
The 2013 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees have been announced.
In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.
The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco)
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper (Orion-UK/ Simon & Schuster-US)
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (William Morrow)
Night Film by Marisha Pessl (Random House)
Wild Fell by Michael Rowe (ChiZine Publications)
“Burning Girls” by Veronica Schanoes (Tor.com)
“Children of No One” by Nicole Cushing (DarkFuse)
“Helen’s Story” by Rosanne Rabinowitz (PS Publishing)
“It Sustains” by Mark Morris (Earthling Publications)
“The Gateway” by Nina Allan (STARDUST, PS Publishing)
“The Last Revelation of Gla’aki” by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)
“Whom the Gods Would Destroy” by Brian Hodge (DarkFuse)
“Cry Murder! In a Small Voice” by Greer Gilman (Small Beer Press)
“A Little of the Night” by Tanith Lee (CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4, Mythic Delirium Books)
“My Heart is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott (DANGEROUS WOMEN, Tor Books)
“Phosphorus” by Veronica Schanoes (QUEEN VICTORIA’S BOOK OF SPELLS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GASLAMP FANTASY, Tor Books)
“Raptors” by Conrad Williams (Subterranean Press Magazine, Winter 2013)
“57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides” by Sam J. Miller (Nightmare Magazine, December 2013)
“Furnace” by Livia Llewellyn (GRIMSCRIBE’S PUPPETS, Miskatonic River Press)
“The Memory Book” by Maureen McHugh (QUEEN VICTORIA’S BOOK OF SPELLS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GASLAMP FANTASY, Tor Books)
“The Statue in the Garden” by Paul Park (EXOTIC GOTHIC 5, PS Publishing)
“That Tiny Flutter of the Heart” by Robert Shearman (PSYCHO-MANIA!, Constable & Robinson)
“The Traditional” by Maria Dahvana Headley (Lightspeed, May 2013)
Before and Afterlives by Christopher Barzak (Lethe Press)
Everything You Need by Michael Marshall Smith (Earthling Publications)
In Search of and Others by Will Ludwigsen (Lethe Press)
North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud (Small Beer Press)
The Story Until Now by Kit Reed (Wesleyan)
The Book of the Dead edited by Jared Shurin (Jurassic London)
End of the Road edited by Jonathan Oliver (Solaris)
Grimscribe’s Puppets edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (Miskatonic River Press)
Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)
Where thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe edited by Steve Berman (Lethe Press)
Congratulations to all of the nominees. Winners will be announced on July 13.
While I will likely spend more time focusing on the Hugo Awards this summer, I do hope to also touch on the Shirley Jackson Awards a bit.