The 2012 Stoker Nominations for Superior Achievement in a Collection

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Today we’re going to look at the 2012 Bram Stoker Award Nominations for Superior Achievement in the Collection category.

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), who awards the Stokers, defines a collection “as at least three works of prose fiction, all by a single author working either alone or in collaboration with one or more others, offered for sale or distribution as a single package”.

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The 2012 Stoker Nominations for Superior Achievement in an Anthology

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Today we’re going to look at the 2011 Bram Stoker Award Nominations for Superior Achievement in the Anthology category.

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), who awards the Stokers, defines an anthology “at least three works of prose fiction by different authors, selected by an editor and offered for sale or distribution as a single package”.

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The 2012 Stoker Nominations for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

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Today we’ll look at nominations for Superior Achievement in the Short Fiction category.

Generally works that labeled short stories and maybe a few novelettes fall in this category.

You can find horror short stories in magazines, online eZines, anthologies and collections. A couple of stories nominated below are still available online for free reading.

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The 2012 Stoker Nominations for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

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Many believe, and I am slowly coming around this idea, that the ideal form for most horror stories is the novella, or as the Stoker Awards calls it, “long fiction”.

This length of story gives authors room to breathe and flesh out their characters without having to pad a story or risk a long middle section where they can lose their readers.

Check out some of these novellas and let me know what you think.

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The 2012 Stoker Nominations for Superior Achievement in a First Novel

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Our next stop will be the 2012 Bram Stoker Award Nominations for Superior Achievement in a First Novel category. These are the up-and-coming horror authors you’ll want to keep an eye on. Many will appear on Stoker nomination lists in the years to come — a few may even win.

Watching an author’s career take off is one of the perks of following a genre as closely as I do. After all, the first year I followed the Stoker Awards this closely, a new (to me) author won this award for his first novel, The Rising . . . maybe you’ve heard of Brian Keene?

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The 2012 Stoker Nominations for Superior Achievement in a Novel

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The 2012 Bram Stoker Award Nominations were announced in early 2013 (yeah, I’m very late. Sorry) and Horror Books with the Undead Rat is going to bring them to you in full color with the book summary and links.

We’ll start first with a look at the 2012 Bram Stoker Award Nominations for Superior Achievement in a Novel category.

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