Bram Stoker Award

The Bram Stoker Award is a recognition presented annually by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in dark fantasy and horror writing.[1]

History

The Awards have been presented annually since 1987, and the winners are selected by ballot of the Active members of the HWA. They are named after Irish horror writer Bram Stoker, author of the novel Dracula, among others.[2]

Several members of the HWA—including Dean Koontz—were reluctant to endorse such writing awards, fearing it would incite competitiveness rather than friendly admiration. The HWA therefore went to lengths to avoid mean-spirited competition, they agreed to specifically seek out new and neglected writers and works, and officially issue Awards not based on "best of the year" criteria, but "for superior achievement", which allows for ties.

Nominated works come from two different processes. Works can be recommended by any member of the HWA and a separate list of works is presented by a Jury for each category. Members with Active status then vote on works appearing on preliminary ballots. The field is thereby narrowed to the Final ballot; and Active members vote to choose the winners from that Final Ballot.[2] Winners of a Bram Stoker Award receive a statuette made by New York firm, Society Awards.

The terms Bram Stoker Award and Bram Stoker Awards are registered trademarks of the Horror Writers Association.

Categories

Current categories

The Bram Stoker Award is presented for Superior achievement in the following categories, as of 2013:

Discontinued categories

Discontinued categories include:

Past winners

Past award winners include:[3]

References

  1. ^ Lynch, Bill (18 April 2010). "Logan County horror writer's success is scary". Charleston Gazette-Mail . Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Horror Writers Association - The Bram Stoker Awards". Horror.org. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  3. ^ "Horror Writers Association - Past Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners". Horror.org. 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2014-05-19.

External links

Bram Stoker Award for Best Alternative Forms

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Alternative Forms is a discontinued award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing in alternative media.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for an anthology.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for best fiction collection.

Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel

The Bram Stoker Award for First Novel is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for an author's first horror novel.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Graphic Novel

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Graphic Novel is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for graphic novels.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative

Nominees are listed below the winner(s) for each year.

1998: (no award)

Sergio Aragones' Dia de las Muertos (Day of the Dead) by Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier

Preacher by Garth Ennis

The Son of Man (Hellblazer 129-133) by Garth Ennis

The Dreaming: Trial and Error by Len Wein

1999: The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman

Jonah Hex: Shadows West #1 by Joe R. Lansdale

Hellboy: Box Full of Evil by Mike Mignola

Faust: Book of M by David Quinn (art by Tim Vigil)

2000: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (miniseries) by Alan Moore

Cable 79-84 by Robert Weinberg

"Spuds" (Night Terrors #1) by Bernie Wrightson

2001: (no award)

"Freezes Over" (Hellblazer 158-161) by Brian Azzarello

"The First Adventures of Miss Catterina Poe" (The Dreaming 56) by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Desperadoes: Quiet of the Grave by Jeff Mariotte

"Quiver" (Green Arrow 1-10) by Kevin Smith

Weird Western Tales by Various Authors

2002: Nightside (Issues 1-4) by Robert Weinberg

Howard the Duck (Issues 1-6) by Steve Gerber

Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained (Issues 1-4) by Peter Lenkov

2003: The Sandman: Endless Nights (collection) by Neil Gaiman

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume Two by Alan Moore

Kolchak: "Devil in the Details" by Stefan Petrucha

Graphic Classics: Ambrose Bierce edited by Tom Pomplun

Vampire the Masqerade Giovanni — The Machiavelli Conundrum by Robert Weinberg

2004: Heaven's Devils by Jai Nitz

Lost Loves by James Lowder

Aleister Arcane by Steve Niles

Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson by Tom Pomplun

Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for long fiction.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for non-fiction.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Poetry Collection

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Poetry Collection is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for a poetry collection.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for best screenplay.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers is a discontinued award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for young readers.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Young Adult Novel

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Young Adult Novel is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for young adult novels.

Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement annually recognizes one to three living artists for "superior achievement in an entire career" which has "substantially influenced the horror genre". It is conferred by the Horror Writers Association, and most winners have been horror fiction writers, but other creative occupations are eligible.The Bram Stoker Awards, including the lifetime honor in particular, were established along with the Association itself in 1987. They are presented in the year following the award year, which is the publication year for most of the awards program.

The winners are selected by the annual Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, which comprises five HWA members appointed by the President. Unlike the literary awards, which are determined by vote of all members, there are no official runners-up.Clive Barker and Robert McCammon were named winners of the Lifetime Award for 2012 on February 7, 2013, presented on June 15 at the World Horror Convention in New Orleans.

Bram Stoker Award for Novel

The Bram Stoker Award for Novel is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for novels.

Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction

The Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for short fiction.

Cemetery Dance Publications

Cemetery Dance Publications is a specialty press publisher of horror and dark suspense. Cemetery Dance was founded by Richard Chizmar, a horror author, while he was in college. It is associated with Cemetery Dance magazine, which was founded in 1988. They began to publish books in 1992. They later expanded to encompass a magazine and website featuring news, interviews, and reviews related to horror literature.

Cemetery Dance Publications is best known for their high quality hardcover releases. These are usually available as collectible autographed limited editions and lettered editions.

List of awards and nominations received by Stephen King

Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, crime fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections.

King has received multiple awards and nominations for his work, including multiple Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards as well as the National Medal of Arts, Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the O. Henry Award. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire oeuvre, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007), and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).

Stephen King bibliography

The following is a complete list of books published by Stephen King, an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many of them have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books. King has published 59 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has written over 200 short stories, most of which have been compiled in book collections. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.

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