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    2013 Shirley Jackson Awards Finalists

    The Shirley Jackson awards are presented each year to recognize the legacy of Shirley Jackson's work by honoring stories of psychological suspense, horror and the dark fantastic. The juried awards are presented each year at ReaderCon in Burlington MA. Here's the list of finalists for 2013:

    Novel: The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates

    Novel: American Elsewhere, Robert Jackson Bennett

    Novel: The Demonologist, Andrew Pyper

    Novel: The Ghost Bride, Yangsze Choo

    Novel: Night Film, Marisha Pessl

    Novel: Wild Fell, Michael Rowe


    Burning Girls, Veronica Schanoes

    Children of No One, Nicole Cushing

    Helen's Story, Rosanne Rabinowitz

    It Sustains, Mark Morris

    "The Gateway," Nina Allan

    The Last Revelation of Gla'aki, Ramsey Campbell

    Whom the Gods Would Destroy, Brian Hodge


    Cry Murder! In a Small Voice, Greer Gilman

    "A Little of the Night," Tanith Lee

    "My Heart is Either Broken," Megan Abbott

    "Phosphorus," Veronica Schanoes

    "Raptors," Conrad Williams

    Short Story

    "57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides," Sam J. Miller

    "Furnace," Livia Llewellyn

    "The Memory Book," Maureen McHugh

    "The Statue in the Garden," Paul Park

    "That Tiny Flutter of the Heart," Robert Shearman

    "The Traditional," Maria Dahvana Headley

    Collection: Before and Afterlives, Christopher Barzak

    Collection: Everything You Need, Michael Marshall Smith

    Collection: In Search of and Others, Will Ludwigsen

    Collection: North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud

    Collection: The Story Until Now, Kit Reed

    Anthology: The Book of the Dead, edited by Jared Shurin

    Anthology: End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver

    Anthology: Grimscribe’s Puppets, edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr

    Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow

    Where thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Steve Berman