It’s that time again. We’re announcing the winners of the This Is Horror Awards 2014. Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who voted, it’s your participation that makes the This Is Horror Awards such a special occasion. Now to the winners.
This Is Horror Awards 2014: Winners
Novel of the Year
You write because you love reading, and you write horror because you believe in the monsters, you believe in the imagination, you believe in the dark. I BELIEVE IN THE DARK. Maybe you start with poems, unrelated chunks, paragraphs. This may lead to short, freaky stories. Then you’re finally writing books and (holy cow) now you’re publishing books. And then you receive a notice that your book, your scary book, has won the best novel prize from a great website, a purity in the field. Nobody does it better than “This is Horror” and so not only is this a glorious chain of events for me, it’s also a magnificent HONOR. Thank you, This is Horror, and may I always maintain my end of the bargain, that when a reader reads a book of mine they will think, ‘THIS is horror.’
JOSH MALERMAN, AUTHOR OF BIRD BOX
THIS IS HORROR NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2014
Film of the Year
TV Series of the Year
Short Story Collection of the Year
I feel like the Hamburglar: I tiptoed in theatrically behind all those other excellent collections and stole this one away. Thanks to Richard Thomas and Dark House Press for making After the People Lights Have Gone Off such a pretty book, and getting it out in the world, and thanks to all the editors and magazines and anthologies I wrote most of these stories for, and thanks to everybody who read and voted on it. And thanks to horror, for always being there each time I turn the lights off.
STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES, AUTHOR OF AFTER THE PEOPLE LIGHTS HAVE GONE OFF
THIS IS HORROR SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF THE YEAR 2014
Anthology of the Year
I know I can speak for Chuck Palahniuk and Dennis Widmyer when I say that we’re honored to win this award. It’s been a long journey from the original workshops and nominations, to the final selections, to putting this out into the world. Chuck says, “We return to troubling films and books because they don’t pander to us—their style and subject matter challenge, but to embrace them is to win something worth having for the rest of our lives,” and I couldn’t agree more. Medallion Press has been extremely supportive, as have the authors, some going on tour and reading with Chuck, the overall reaction from readers somewhere between thrilled and scarred for life. It’s really been a group effort, working with Dennis and Chuck, as well as all of the talented authors to bring this eclectic collection of transgressive stories out into the light. Medallion had this to say, as well: “It’s been a privilege to join Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, and Dennis Widmyer on their mission to bring the remarkable work of twenty authors to a wider audience, and we’re grateful to This Is Horror for honoring each of them with this award.”
RICHARD THOMAS, CO-EDITOR OF BURNT TONGUES
THIS IS HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF THE YEAR 2014
Publisher of the Year
On behalf of all the editors, cover artists and of course authors, I would like to say a huge thank you for voting Severed Press Publisher of the Year 2014. To have all their hard work recognised this way means a great deal to us.
GARY LUCAS, SEVERED PRESS
THIS IS HORROR PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR 2014
Magazine of the Year
Wow, thank you so much! It’s quite an honor to be selected as ‘Magazine of the Year,’ especially amongst such stiff competition! Thanks so much too to all of the writers and editors who work on Nightmare with me–without them, of course, it wouldn’t exist.
JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS, EDITOR/PUBLISHER OF NIGHTMARE
THIS IS HORROR MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR 2014
UK Event of the Year
This is amazing news! A huge thanks to everyone who continues to support Dead By Dawn as we head into our 22nd year. Any recognition is always welcome, especially so when it comes from fellow horror fans. As
lifelong horror fans ourselves we spend all year working hard to make
sure we bring you the very best independent horror. Thank you one and all!
ADELE HARTLEY, DEAD BY DAWN FESTIVAL OWNER
THIS IS HORROR UK EVENT OF THE YEAR 201
Book Cover of the Year
It’s an absolute thrill to win Best Book Cover of the Year. Thanks to the voters, This Is Horror, and to David James Keaton and the folks at Broken River Books for bringing me on board. You have all made this an incredible journey.
JOEL VOLLMER, COVER ARTIST FOR THE LAST PROJECTOR
THIS IS HORROR BOOK COVER OF THE YEAR 2014
Tattoo Artist of the Year
A huge thank you to all who voted and support me in doing what I love. Lots more sexy monsters coming your way soon.
OLLIE TYE, COSMIC MONSTERS
THIS IS HORROR TATTOO ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2014
Podcast of the Year
I’m ridiculously excited to be selected for this award again. Thanks to This Is Horror and to the listeners who voted for making this possible. Clearly, you have excellent taste and solid decision making skills. See ya next year!
LIVIUS NEDIN, CO-HOST OF BOOKED. PODCAST
THIS IS HORROR PODCAST OF THE YEAR 2014
I’m truly honored to be named the podcast of the year. Thanks to This is Horror and to everyone that voted. This award is the fire that I’ll hold to our feet when we get lazy. Here’s to another year of horror excellence!
ROBB OLSON, CO-HOST OF BOOKED. PODCAST
THIS IS HORROR PODCAST OF THE YEAR 2014
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