Board of Advisors Bill Congreve For Immediate Release Stefan Dziemianowicz Contact: JoAnn F. Cox Jack M. Haringa Awards Administrator S.T. Joshi [email protected] Mike O’Driscoll Stewart O’Nan Nominees Announced for the Ann VanderMeer 2012 Shirley Jackson Awards

Jurors , MA (May 2013) -- In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Chesya Burke Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding Jack Haringa achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and Graham Sleight the dark fantastic.

The Shirley Jackson Awards are voted upon by a jury of professional Board of Directors writers, editors, critics, and academics, with input from a Board of F. Brett Cox Advisors. The awards are given for the best work published in the JoAnn F. Cox preceding calendar year in the following categories: Novel, , Novelette, , Single-Author Collection, and Edited Paul Tremblay Anthology.

The nominees for the 2012 Shirley Jackson Awards are: Administrator JoAnn F. Cox NOVEL , Caitlín R. Kiernan (ROC) The Devil in Silver, Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau) Edge, Koji Suzuki (Vertical, Inc.) Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishers) Immobility, (Tor)

NOVELLA 28 Teeth of Rage, Ennis Drake (Omnium Gatherum Media) Delphine Dodd, S.P. Miskowski (Omnium Gatherum Media) I'm Not Sam, and Lucky McKee (Sinister Grin Press/ Cemetery Dance Publications) The Indifference Engine, Project Itoh (Haikasoru/VIZ Media LLC) “Sky,” Kaaron Warren (Through Splintered Walls, Twelfth Planet Press)

NOVELETTE “The Crying Child,” Bruce McAllister (originally “The Bleeding Child,” Cemetery Dance #68) “The House on Ashley Avenue,” Ian Rogers (Every House is Haunted, ChiZine Publications) “Reeling for the Empire,” Karen Russell (Tin House, Winter 2012) “Wild Acre,” Nathan Ballingrud (Visions, Fading Fast, Pendragon Press) “The Wish Head,” (Crackpot Palace, William Morrow)

SHORT FICTION “Bajazzle,” (Cracklescape, Twelfth Planet Press) “How We Escaped Our Certain Fate,” Dan Chaon (21st Century Dead, St. Martin's) “Little America,” Dan Chaon (Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of , William Morrow) “The Magician's Apprentice,” Tamsyn Muir ( #359) “A Natural History of Autumn,” Jeffrey Ford (Magazine of and , July/August 2012) “Two Houses,” (Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, William Morrow)

SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION Crackpot Palace, Jeffrey Ford (William Morrow) Errantry, Elizabeth Hand (Small Beer Press) The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories, (PS Publishing) Remember Why You Fear Me, (ChiZine Publications) The Woman Who Married a Cloud, () Windeye, Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press)

EDITED ANTHOLOGY 21st Century Dead, edited by (St. Martin’s) Black Wings II, edited by S. T. Joshi (PS Publishing) Exotic Gothic 4: Postscripts #28/29, edited by Danel Olson (PS Publishing) Night , edited by Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books) Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle (William Morrow)

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) wrote such classic novels as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “.” Her work continues to be a major influence on writers of every kind of fiction, from the most traditional genre offerings to the most innovative literary work.

The 2012 Shirley Jackson Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 14th at 24, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, . Readercon 24 Guest of Honor, Maureen McHugh, will act as host.

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