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This Is Horror Awards 2019: The Winners

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Novel of the Year

The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read - cover

Winner: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard by Sarah Read
Runner-up: The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz

Novella of the Year

The Pale White by Chad Lutzke

Winner: The Pale White by Chad Lutzke
Runner-up: The Half-Freaks by Nicole Cushing

Short Story Collection of the Year

Sefira & Other Betrayals by John Langan

Winner: Sefira and Other Betrayals by John Langan
Runner-up: Out of Water by Sarah Read

Anthology of the Year

Nox Pareidolia

Winner: Nox Pareidolia, edited by Robert S. Wilson
Runner-up: Echoes, edited by Ellen Datlow

Fiction Magazine of the Year

Vastarien Summer 2019

Winner: Vastarien: A Literary Journal
Runner-up: Dark Moon Digest

“I am ecstatic and grateful that for the second year in a row, Vastarien: A Literary Journal has won the Fiction Magazine of the Year award. It’s humbling, especially since the other nominated publications are such wonderful, important names in the world of horror and the weird. Many thanks to This Is Horror—Michael and Bob and the whole team—and everyone who voted. So much of the credit goes to Vastarien’s enthusiastic audience and patrons, who craved a certain kind of journal that didn’t quite exist before 2018, and who have championed the journal every step of the way.”

—Jon Padgett, Vastarien Co-Editor-in-Chief
THIS IS HORROR FICTION MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Publisher of the Year

Nightscape Press

Winner: Nightscape Press
Runner-up: Crystal Lake Publishing

Fiction Podcast of the Year

The NoSleep Podcast 2019

Winner: The NoSleep Podcast
Runner-up: The Magnus Archives

“It’s an honour to accept this award on behalf of the wonderful team of talented collaborators at The NoSleep Podcast. Bringing horror stories to life through audio adaptations is our passion, so to be recognized so highly by those who voted for us is indeed a gratifying feeling. To be selected from the list of our fellow nominees makes this an even more profound honour because of how much respect we have for the high level of quality they bring to their craft. We are grateful to be included in this robust and growing community of audio horror fiction.”

—David Cummings, The NoSleep Podcast showrunner
THIS IS HORROR FICTION PODCAST OF THE YEAR

Nonfiction Podcast of the Year

Ladies of the Fright Podcast

Winner: Ladies of the Fright
Runner-up: The Horror Show with Brian Keene

“Thank you, voters! We are beside ourselves. To be chosen once was an honor, but to be chosen for the second year in a row has us stunned into silence (crazy, right?). Thank you. From the bottom of our irreverent hearts. We love you and are thrilled you feel we are delivering enjoyable content. Here’s to a great next year in horror! Stay dark and stormy.”

—Mackenzie Kiera and Lisa Quigley, hosts of Ladies of the Fright
THIS IS HORROR NONFICTION PODCAST OF THE YEAR

Cover Art of the Year

Hollow Heart by Ben Eads

Winner: Ben Baldwin for Hollow Heart by Ben Eads
Runner-up: Catrin Welz-Stein for This House of Wounds by Georgina Bruce

“Many thanks to every one of you who voted for me. It means a lot to me especially considering the quality of work of the other nominees. I’d also like to thank publisher Joe Mynhardt at Crystal Lake and author Ben Eads both of whom had valuable suggestions and input during the creation of this cover and were a joy to work with. And of course thank you too to everyone at This Is Horror!”

—Ben Baldwin
THIS IS HORROR COVER ART OF THE YEAR

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