Wrath James White and Brian Keene, founders of the Splatterpunk Awards, which recognize superior achievement in the sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror, announced the nominees for the second annual awards on February 4.
- A Gathering of Evil by Gil Valle (Comet Press)
- Camp Slasher by Dan Padavona (Independently Published)
- Full Brutal by Kristopher Triana (Grindhouse Press)
- Last Day by Bryan Smith (Independently Published)
- Rabid Heart by Jeremy Wagner (Riverdale Avenue Books)
- Ring of Fire by David Agranoff (Deadite Press)
- 1000 Severed Dicks by Ryan Harding and Matt Shaw (Independently
- Cockblock by CV Hunt (Grindhouse Press)
- Dead Stripper Storage by Bryan Smith (Grindhouse Press)
- Kill For Satan by Bryan Smith (Grindhouse Press)
- The Mongrel by Sean O’Connor (Matador)
- The Writhing Skies by Betty Rocksteady (Perpetual Motion Machine
Interruptus” by Christine Morgan (Forbidden
by Mame Bougouma Diene (Dark Moons Rising
on a Starless Night)
by Brendan Vidito (Nightmares In Ecstasy)
Seacreator” by Ryan Harding (Splatterpunk
Motherfucker” by Jay Wilburn (Beautiful
- “Virtue of
Stagnant Waters” by Monica J. O’Rourke (Splatterpunk
- Dark Moons Rising on a Starless Night by Mame Bougouma Diene (Clash Books)
- DJStories by David J. Schow (Subterranean Press)
- Nightmares In Ecstasy by Brendan Vidito (Clash Books)
- The Very Ineffective Haunted House by Jeff Burk (Clash Books)
- Walking Alone: Short Stories by Bentley Little (Cemetery Dance
- The Black Room Manuscripts Volume 4 by J. R. Park and Tracy Fahey (Sinister Horror
- Monsters of Any Kind by Alessandro Manzetti and Daniele Bonfanti
(Independent Legions Publishing)
- Splatterpunk Forever by Jack Bantry and Kit Power (Splatterpunk
- Welcome to the Show by Doug Murano and Matt Hayward (Crystal Lake
- Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 3 by Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax (Red
In addition to these nominees,
publisher and author David G. Barnett will receive the J.F. Gonzalez Lifetime
Achievement Award for his contributions to the field.
The nominees were selected by readers,
fans, professionals and the jurors. The final ballot will be voted on by this
year’s jury: Regina Garza-Mitchell, Gabino Iglesias, Tod Clark, Gerard
Houarner, Jason Cavallaro, and Garrett Cook.
The awards will be presented during a ceremony at the 2019 Killercon Convention, taking place August 16-18 in Austin, Texas.
[Via Locus Online.]
David G. Barnett
Splatterpunk Award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene have announced that David G. Barnett will be the honoree of the 2019 J.F. Gonzalez Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since 1993, Barnett has operated Necro Publications (and its imprints), publishing some of the biggest and best names in modern horror and extreme horror, including Edward Lee, Joe R. Lansdale, Charlee Jacob, Ryan Harding, Gerard Houarner, Mehitobel Wilson, Jeffrey Thomas, Patrick Lestewka, K. Trap Jones, and dozens of others. He has also edited or co-edited a number of anthologies, including Damned: An Anthology of the Lost and Into the Darkness Vol. 1. As an author, his own books include Dead Souls, Spying on Gods, Awakenings: Tales of the Fallen Book 1, Neon Wings: Tales of the Fallen Book 2, and The Baby (with Edward Lee).
The J.F. Gonzalez Lifetime Achievement Award — named after author J.F. Gonzalez — honors individuals who have upheld, impacted and contributed to the sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. It will be presented during the second annual Splatterpunk Awards, taking place at Killercon 2019 in Austin, Texas.
[Thanks to Dann for the story.]
World Horror Grandmaster Brian Keene and Wrath James White are starting the Splatterpunk Awards to honor superior achievement in the sub-genres of Splatterpunk/Extreme Horror fiction. The award will be given in the following categories:
- BEST NOVEL (for works of more than 50,000 words)
- BEST NOVELLA (for works from 15,000 to 50,000 words)
- BEST SHORT STORY (for works from 500 to 14,000 words)
- BEST COLLECTION (for single-author works over 50,000 words)
- BEST ANTHOLOGY (for multiple-author collections over 50,000 words)
In addition, there will be an annual Lifetime Achievement Award (the J. F. Gonzalez Award), honoring an individual’s contributions to these sub-genres.
The first set of awards will be presented at KillerCon 2018 and members of the convention can recommend works for the awards. Recommendations will be taken from August 1 until January 31, 2018. Details on how to recommend works will be posted at the Killercon website in the coming weeks.
This will be a juried award. The three works that have the most reader recommendations in each category will proceed to the ballot. The 2018 Splatterpunk Awards jury will have the ability to add two additional works, that may have been overlooked by the general public, to each category. When this process is completed, the official nominees will be announced publicly. The jury will then vote on the winner in each category.
The inaugural jurors are David J. Schow, Gerard Houarner, Monica J. O’Rourke, Mike Lombardo, and Tod Clark.
The Founders of the Splatterpunk Awards, Wrath James White and Brian Keene, will select the J. F. Gonzalez Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Keene spoke about the new award in a recent edition of his podcast.
[Thanks to Dann for the story.]