This Is Horror Awards 2016

The winners of the 2016 This Is Horror Awards were announced on March 20. They were chosen by vote of the UK website’s readers.

Novel of the Year

  • Winner: The Fisherman by John Langan
  • Runner-up: Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

Novella of the Year

  • Winner: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
  • Runner-up: X’s For Eyes by Laird Barron

Short Story Collection of the Year

  • Winner: Furnace by Livia Llewellyn
  • Runner-up: Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt

Anthology of the Year

  • Winner: Autumn Cthulhu, edited by Mike Davis
  • Runner-up: Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward

Fiction Magazine of the Year

Publisher of the Year

Fiction Podcast of the Year

Nonfiction Podcast of the Year

[Thanks to Mark-kitteh for the story.]

This Is Horror Awards 2016 Voting Opens

TIH-award-stamp-white COMPThis Is Horror, the UK website, is taking votes for its annual awards through 12:01 a.m. GMT on January 23. Anyone can vote — click through for instructions. Here is the shortlist.

Novel of the Year

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
Experimental Film by Gemma Files
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters
Stranded by Bracken MacLeod
The Fisherman by John Langan

Novella of the Year

Detritus in Love by Mercedes M. Yardley and John Boden
Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw
Noctuidae by Scott Nicolay
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
The Warren by Brian Evenson
X’s For Eyes by Laird Barron

Short Story Collection of the Year

A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson
Ecstatic Inferno by Autumn Christian
Furnace by Livia Llewellyn
Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt
The Lure of Devouring Light by Michael Griffin
The Parts We Play by Stephen Volk

Anthology of the Year

Autumn Cthulhu, edited by Mike Davis
Eternal Frankenstein, edited by Ross E. Lockhart
Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward
Lost Signals, edited by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle
Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow
Peel Back The Skin, edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson

Fiction Magazine of the Year

Apex Magazine
Black Static
Lovecraft eZine
Nightmare Magazine
Strange Aeons
The Dark Magazine

Publisher of the Year

Crystal Lake Publishing
Dark Regions Press
Grey Matter Press
Journalstone
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Word Horde

Fiction Podcast of the Year

Pseudopod
Small Town Horror
Tanis
The Black Tapes
The Other Stories by Hawk & Cleaver
Welcome To Night Vale

Nonfiction Podcast of the Year

Booked. Podcast
Lovecraft eZine Podcast
The Faculty of Horror
The Grim Tidings Podcast
The Horror Show with Brian Keene
The Know Fear Podcast

2015 This Is Horror Awards

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The winners of the 2015 This Is Horror Awards were announced on February 25. They were chosen by vote of the UK website’s readers.

Novel of the Year

  • Winner: A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
  • Runner-up: Lost Girl by Adam Nevill

Novella of the Year

  • Winner: The Box Jumper by Lisa Mannetti
  • Runner-up: Dead Leaves by Andrew David Barker

Short Story Collection of the Year

  • Winner: Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters
  • Runner-up: The Nameless Dark by T.E. Grau

Anthology of the Year

  • Winner: Cthulhu Fhtagn!, edited by Ross E. Lockhart
  • Runner-up: The Monstrous, edited by Ellen Datlow

Fiction Magazine of the Year

Publisher of the Year

Podcast of the Year

Film of the Year

  • Winner: It Follows
  • Runner-up: What We Do in the Shadows

TV Show of the Year

  • Winner: Hannibal (Season Three)
  • Runner-up: Penny Dreadful (Season Two)

Artist of the Year

This Is Horror Awards 2015 Voting Opens

This Is Horror, the UK website, is taking votes for its annual awards through 12:01 a.m. GMT on Monday, January 25. Here is the shortlist.

Novel of the Year

  • A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
  • Brother by Ania Ahlborn
  • Lost Girl by Adam Nevill
  • Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson
  • The Deep by Nick Cutter
  • The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth

Novella of the Year

  • Albion Fay by Mark Morris
  • Carus & Mitch by Tim Major
  • Dead Leaves by Andrew David Barker
  • Leytonstone by Stephen Volk
  • Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter
  • The Box Jumper by Lisa Mannetti

Short Story Collection of the Year

  • Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link
  • Probably Monsters by Ray Cluley
  • Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters
  • The Nameless Dark by T.E. Grau
  • Vile Men by Rebecca Jones-Howe
  • Voices of the Damned by Barbie Wilde

Anthology of the Year

  • Aickman’s Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas
  • Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good, co-edited by H. L. Nelson and Joanne Merriam
  • Cthulhu Fhtagn!, edited by Ross E. Lockhart
  • Exigencies: A Neo-Noir Anthology, edited by Richard Thomas
  • Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan, edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington
  • The Monstrous, edited by Ellen Datlow

Fiction Magazine of the Year

  • Apex Magazine
  • Black Static
  • Cemetery Dance
  • Dark Moon Digest
  • Nightmare
  • Strange Aeons

Publisher of the Year

  • ChiZine Publications
  • Crystal Lake Publishing
  • DarkFuse
  • Dark House Press
  • Lazy Fascist Press
  • Word Horde

Podcast of the Year

  • Arm Cast Podcast
  • Booked. Podcast
  • Horror News Radio
  • The Horror Show with Brian Keene
  • The Last Knock
  • The Outer Dark

Film of the Year

  • Coherence
  • It Follows
  • Spring
  • Starry Eyes
  • We Are Still Here
  • What We Do in the Shadows

TV Show of the Year

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Bates Motel (Season Three)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (Season Two)
  • Hannibal (Season Three)
  • Penny Dreadful (Season Two)
  • The Walking Dead (Season Five)

Artist of the Year

  • Ben Baldwin
  • Daniele Serra
  • Joey Hi-Fi
  • Paul Booth
  • Vincent Castigilia
  • Vincent Chong

2014 This Is Horror Awards

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The winners of the This Is Horror Awards 2014 have voted by readers of This Is Horror, a UK website.

Novel of the Year

Winner: Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Runner-up: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Film of the Year

Winner: Snowpiercer
Runner-up: The Babadook

TV Series of the Year

Winner: True Detective
Runner-up: Hannibal (Season Two)

Short Story Collection of the Year

Winner: After the People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones
Runner-up: The End in All Beginnings by John F.D. Taff

Anthology of the Year

Winner: Burnt Tongues: An Anthology of Transgressive Short Stories (Edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas and Dennis Widmyer)
Runner-up: The New Black (Edited by Richard Thomas)

Publisher of the Year

Winner: Severed Press
Runner-up: ChiZine Publications

Magazine of the Year

Winner: Nightmare Magazine
Runner-up: Fangoria

UK Event of the Year

Winner: Dead by Dawn
Runner-up: FrightFest

Book Cover of the Year

Winner: The Last Projector by David James Keaton (Cover Art by Joel Vollmer)
Runner-up: The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig (Cover Art by Joey Hi-Fi)

Tattoo Artist of the Year

Winner: Ollie Tye, Cosmic Monsters
Runner-up: Alexander TheMeat Bowron, Dragstrip Tattoos

Podcast of the Year

Winner: Booked. Podcast
Runner-up: The Last Knock