Dark Scribe Magazine, the virtual magazine dedicated to the books that keep readers up at night, has announced the winners of its first annual Black Quill Awards. The awards honor those works of dark genre literature – horror, suspense, and thrillers – from both mainstream and small press publishers.

Dark Genre Novel of The Year

  • Editors’ Choice: The Missing, by Sarah Langan
  • Readers’ Choice: Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill

Best Small Press Chill

  • Editors’ Choice: Midlisters, by Kealan Patrick Burke
  • Readers’ Choice: The Haunted Forest Tour, by James A. Moore and Jeff Strand

Best Dark Scribble

  • Editors’ Choice: “Discovering Ghosts” by Tim Lebbon from Postscripts #10
  • Readers’ Choice: “Longtime Gone” by Kurt Dinan from Chiaroscuro #34

Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection

  • Editors’ Choice: Sparks and Shadows, by Lucy A. Snyder
  • Readers’ Choice: Closing Time and Other Stories, by Jack Ketchum

Best Dark Genre Book of Non-Fiction

  • Editors’ Choice: Sunday’s with Vlad, by Paul Bibeau
  • Readers’ Choice: On Writing Horror (Revised Edition), Edited by Mort Castle

Best Dark Genre Short Fiction Magazine

  • Editors’ Choice: Cemetery Dance / Editor Richard Chizmar
  • Readers’ Choice: Dark Recesses Press / Editors Boyd Harris, CJ Hurtt, and Vincent VanAllen

Best Cover Art

  • Editors’ Choice: Dark Harvest (Tor Edition), by artist Jon Foster
  • Readers’ Choice: Dark Harvest (Tor Edition), by artist Jon Foster

Best Dark Genre Book Trailer

  • Editors’ Choice: The Harrowing, Produced by Circle of Seven Productions (for the novel by Alexandra Sokoloff)
  • Readers’ Choice: Mr. Hands, Produced by Gary A. Braunbeck (for the novel by Gary A. Braunbeck)

Best Author Website

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