2022 Splatterpunk Awards

Splatterpunk Award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene announced the winners of the 2022 Splatterpunk Awards during Killercon on August 13.

The duo founded the Splatterpunk Awards in 2017 to honor superior achievement in the literary subgenres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror fiction for novel, novella, short story, collection, and anthology categories. They also created the J. F. Gonzalez Lifetime Achievement Award, to honor individuals who, like Gonzalez, have made a significant impact on the Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror field.

SPLATTERPUNK AWARDS

BEST NOVEL

  • The Night Stockers by Kristopher Triana and Ryan Harding (The Evil Cookie Publishing)

BEST NOVELLA

  • Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca (Weirdpunk Books)

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “Next Best Baker” by Jeff Strand (from Baker’s Dozen, Uncomfortably Dark)

BEST COLLECTION

  • Beyond Reform by Jon Athan, Aron Beauregard, and Jasper Bark (Aron Beauregard Horror)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

[Tie]

  • Body Shocks edited by Ellen Datlow (Tachyon Publications)
  • Baker’s Dozen edited by Candace Nola (Uncomfortably Dark)

J. F. GONZALEZ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Clive Barker

The previous J. F. Gonzalez Award recipients are: David J. Schow, David G. Barnett, Edward Lee, and John Skipp

SPLATTERPUNK HALL OF LEGENDS INDUCTEES

  • Richard Laymon
  • Jack Ketchum
  • J. F. Gonzalez
  • Charlee Jacob
  • John Pelan
  • Gak
  • David G. Barnett

This is the inaugural class of inductees. White and Keene have created the Splatterpunk Hall of Legends, a physical memorial that will be displayed at every KillerCon event, “featuring artifacts and ephemera related to the honorees, as well as a chronicle of their individual achievements, and an eternal flame burning for each. It is to serve as a place where genre fans both young and old can pay their respects and learn more about the creators who have shaped the field.”

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