This Is Horror Awards 2020: Vote Now!

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Hello, wonderful horror readers! The This Is Horror Awards 2020 are now open. Please send your votes to with the subject line ‘Awards 2020’. To cast a vote simply write the category and your vote for each award. You may vote for your top two in each category. For example:

1. First choice
2. Second choice

This is in place in the event that there is a tiebreaker for first place after the votes have been counted.

Here are the awards and nominations.

Novel of the Year

  1. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  2. The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk
  3. The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
  4. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
  5. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Novella of the Year

  1. Crossroads by Laurel Hightower
  2. Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark
  3. The Worm and His Kings by Hailey Piper
  4. True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik
  5. We Need to Do Something by Max Booth III

Short Story Collection of the Year

  1. Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies by John Langan
  2. The Immeasurable Corpse of Nature by Christopher Slatsky
  3. Thin Places by Kay Chronister
  4. Velocities by Kathe Koja
  5. Wyrd and Other Derelictions by Adam Nevill

Anthology of the Year

  1. Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora, edited by Zelda Knight and Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald
  2. Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles, edited by Ellen Datlow
  3. Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror, edited by Mark Matthews
  4. Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors, edited by Doug Murano and Michael Bailey
  5. Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror, edited by Samantha Kolesnik

Fiction Magazine of the Year

  1. Lightspeed Magazine
  2. Nightmare Magazine
  3. The Dark
  4. Uncanny Magazine
  5. Unnerving Magazine

Publisher of the Year

  1. Death’s Head Press
  2. Del Rey Books
  3. Silver Shamrock Publishing
  4. Undertow Publications
  5. Valancourt Books

Fiction Podcast of the Year

  1. Chilling Tales for Dark Nights
  2. Crypto-Z
  3. NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast
  4. The Other Stories (Hawk & Cleaver)
  5. Thirteen (Imaginary Comma)

Nonfiction Podcast of the Year

  1. Afro Horror
  2. Ghoulish
  3. Ink Heist
  4. Post Mortem with Mick Garris

Cover Art of the Year

  1. Matthew Revert for Antioch by Jessica Leonard
  2. Mike Davis for grotesquerie by Richard Gavin
  3. Mikio Murakami for The Best of Both Worlds by S.P. Miskowski
  4. Stephen Mackey for Thin Places by Kay Chronister
  5. Todd Keisling for Arterial Bloom, edited by Mercedes M. Yardley


Voting closes at 12:01am BST on Saturday 22 May 2021.

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