The Horror Writers Association has released the final ballot for the 2009 Stoker Awards. Members will vote to determine the final winners with the awards being presented at the World Horror Convention, March 25-28 2010, in Brighton, England. Here is the final ballot:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Audrey’s Door, Sarah Langan (Harper)
  • Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Quarantined, Joe McKinney (Lachesis)
  • Cursed, Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Breathers, S. G. Browne (Broadway Books)
  • Solomon’s Grave, Daniel G. Keohane (Dragon Moon Press)
  • Damnable, Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
  • The Little Sleep, Paul Tremblay (Henry Holt)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • Dreaming Robot Monster, Mort Castle (Mighty Unclean)
  • The Hunger of Empty Vessels, Scott Edelman (Bad Moon)
  • The Lucid Dreaming, Lisa Morton (Bad Moon)
  • Doc Good’s Traveling Show, Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • “Keeping Watch”, Nate Kenyon (Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror)
  • “The Crossing of Aldo Ray”, Weston Ochse (The Dead That Walk)
  • “In the Porches of My Ears”, Norman Prentiss (Postscripts 18)
  • “The Night Nurse”, Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-In 7/09)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson, Christopher Conlon, ed. (Gauntlet)
  • Lovecraft Unbound, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
  • Poe, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Solaris)
  • Midnight Walk, Lisa Morton, ed. (Dark House)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

  • Martyrs and Monsters, Robert Dunbar (DarkHart)
  • Got to Kill Them All and Other Stories, Dennis Etchison (Cemetery Dance)
  • A Taste of Tenderloin, Gene O’Neill (Apex)
  • In the Closet, Under the Bed, Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe)

Superior Achievement in Non-fiction

  • Writers Workshop of Horror, Michael Knost (Woodland)
  • Cinema Knife Fight, L.L. Soares & Michael Arruda (Fearzone)
  • The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, Bev Vincent (Fall River)
  • Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, Rocky Wood & Justin Brook (Cemetery Dance)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Double Visions, Bruce Boston (Dark Regions)
  • North Left of Earth, Bruce Boston (Sam’s Dot)
  • Barfodder, Rain Graves (Cemetery Dance)
  • Chimeric Machines, Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy)

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