Dark Scribe Magazine, the virtual magazine dedicated to the books that keep readers up at night, has announced its 2nd Annual Black Quill Awards Nominations. To vote for your favorites, you must be a registered Dark Scribe reader. Once registered, log in and click on the Reader Ballot button at right. Only one ballot per email address will be accepted. Voting closes at midnight EST on Sunday, January 25th, 2009. Winners will be announced Monday, February 2nd, 2009.

Dark Genre Novel Of The Year:

  • Duma Key by Stephen King (Scribner)
  • Generation Dead by Daniel Waters (Hyperion)
  • Ghost Radio by Leopoldo Gout (William Morrow)
  • Leather Maiden by Joe R. Landsdale (Knopf)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  • The Price by Alexandra Sokoloff (St. Martin’s Press)
  • We Disappear by Scott Heim (Harper Perennial)

Best Small Press Chill:

  • Into the Cruel Sea by Rich Ristow (Skullvines Press)
  • Johnny Gruesome by Gregory Lamberson (Medallion Press)
  • Miranda by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
  • The Confessions of St. Zach by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)
  • The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press)
  • Veins by Lawrence C. Connolly (Fantasist Enterprises)

Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection:

  • History Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology, edited by Kim Paffenroth (Permuted Press)
  • Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)
  • Killers, edited by Colin Harvey (Swimming Kangaroo Press)
  • Mama’s Boys and Other Dark Tales by Fran Friel (Apex Publications)
  • Poe’s Children: The New Horror, edited by Peter Straub (Doubleday)
  • The Number 121 to Pennsylvania by Kealan Patrick Burke (Cemetery Dance)

Best Dark Genre Book Of Non-Fiction:

  • A Hallowe’en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writers Over the Centuries by Lisa Morton (McFarland)
  • Beauty and Dynamite by Alethea Kontis (Apex Publications)
  • Book of Lists: Horror Edited by Amy Wallace, Del Howison, and Scott Bradley (Harper)
  • Horror Isn’t a Four-Letter Word by Matthew Warner (Guide Dog Books)
  • The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi (Grand Central Publishing)
  • Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead by Jonathan Maberry (Citadel Press)

Best Dark Scribble:

  • “Afterlife” by Sarah Langan (Horror World / Virtual)
  • “Captain’s Lament” by Stephen Graham Jones (Clarkesworld #17 / Virtual)
  • “Dust and Bibles” by Michael Colangelo (Chizine #35 / Virtual)
  • “Teeth” by Stephen Dedman (Clarkesworld #18 / Virtual)
  • “The Blog at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay (Chizine #38 / Virtual)
  • “Turtle” by Lee Thomas (Doorways Magazine #4 / Print)

Best Dark Genre Short Fiction Magazine:

  • Apex Magazine – Editor Jason Sizemore
  • Cemetery Dance – Editor Richard Chizmar
  • ChiZine – Editor Brett Alexander Savory
  • Clarkesworld – Editors Sean Wallace and Neil Clarke (current), Nick Mamatas (former)
  • Doorways Magazine – Editors Brian Yount and Mort Castle
  • Shroud Magazine – Editor Timothy Deal

Best Dark Genre Book Trailer:

  • Daemon / Production by Yossi Sasson (Author: Harry Shannon)
  • Day by Day Armageddon / Production by Ivan Simoncini (Author: JL Bourne)
  • Duma Key / Production by Scribner (Author: Stephen King)
  • Ghost Radio (Trailer 1) / Production by William Morrow (Author: Leopoldo Gout)
  • Sweetheart / Production by Circle of Seven (Author: Chelsea Cain)
  • The Price / Production by Circle of Seven Productions (Author: Alexandra Sokoloff)

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