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The 2023 Shirley Jackson Award



The 2023 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

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The Shirley Jackson Nominees For A Novel


The Daughters of Block Island by Christa Carmen (Thomas & Mercer)

Every Version Ends in Death by Aliya Chaudhry (Haunt Publishing)

The Reformatory by Tananarive Due (Saga Press/Simon and Schuster)

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones (Saga Press/Simon and Schuster)

The Militia House by John Milas (Henry Holt & Company)

Brainwyrms by Alison Rumfitt (Nightfire)





The Shirley Jackson Nominees For A Novella


Broken Paradise by Eugen Bacon (Luna Press Publishing)

Getting by in Tligolian by Roppotucha Greenberg (Arachne Press)

To the Woman in the Pink Hat by LaToya Jordan (Aqueduct Press)

The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw (Nightfire)

Sleep Alone by J.A.W. McCarthy (Off Limits Press LLC)

Green Fuse Burning by Tiffany Morris (Stelliform Press)




The Shirley Jackson Nominees For A Novelette


The Pram by Joe Hill (Amazon Original Stories)

People Like Them by Minka Kent (Amazon Original Stories)

The Lover by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Amazon Original Stories)

“The Swan” by Lynn C. Pitts (Infinite Constellations)

“What’s He Building in There” by Cat Powell
(Fairy Tale Review: The Rainbow Issue)

“Vampire Fiction” by Michael Wehunt (The Inconsolables)




The Shirley Jackson Nominees For Short Fiction


“Invasion of the Baby Snatchers” by Lesley Nneka Arimah
(Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror)

“The First Mrs. Edward Rochester Would Like a Word” by Laura Blackwell
(Aseptic and Faintly Sadistic)

Kazti Girls by Sciascia DeKay (The Fabulist)

“Something is Rotten” by Jo Kaplan (Shakespeare Unleashed)

“The Dizzy Room” by Kristina Ten (Adamant Press / Nightmare Magazine)




The Shirley Jackson Nominees For Single-Author Collection

They Will Dream in the Garden by Gabriela Damián Miravete,
translated by Adrian Demopulos (Rosarium Publishing)

Her Body Among Animals by Paola Ferrante (Book*hug Press)

Drinking from Graveyard Wells: Stories by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu
(University Press of Kentucky)

Jackal, Jackal: Tales of the Dark and Fantastic by Tobi Ogundiran
(Undertow Publications)

White Trash & Recycled Nightmares by Rebecca Rowland (Dead Sky Publishing)





The Shirley Jackson Nominees For Edited Anthology


Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror,
edited by Jordan Peele & John Joseph Adams

Shakespeare Unleashed, edited by James Aquilone (Monstrous Books)

Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology,
edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (Vintage Books)

Mooncalves, edited by John WM Thompson (NO Press)

Aseptic and Faintly Sadistic, edited by Jolie Toomajan (Cosmic Horror Monthly)