The 2018 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented on Sunday, July 14 at Readercon 30, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Quincy, Massachusetts. (Kate Maruyama livetweeted the ceremony.)
The awards are given for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.
They are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics. The jurors for the 2018 awards were Chikodili Emelumadu, Michael Thomas Ford, Gabino Iglesias, Kate Maruyama and Lynda E. Rucker.
- Little Eve, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group)
- The Taiga Syndrome, Cristina Rivera Garza (Dorothy, a Publishing Project)
- “Help the Witch,” Tom Cox (Help the Witch)
- “The Astronaut,” Christina Wood Martinez (Granta 142: Animalia)
- All the Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma (Undertow Publications)
- Robots vs Fairies, edited by Navah Wolfe and Dominik Parisien (Saga Press)