Make your nominations now for THIS IS HORROR AWARDS 2017


This Is Horror Awards

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every year I use the This Is Horror Awards to make up my list of books to look for. It ranks among the seminal sources for information on modern horror in all it’s forms and manifestations. For a short time, nominations are open to the public.  Here’s your opportunity to help your favorite work gain some recognition.  I’m going to participate, and I’ll share my nominations on this blog once I finalize them. . . . . . . .

Public nominations are now open for the seventh annual This Is Horror Awards. Here are the categories:

  • Novel of the Year
  • Novella of the Year
  • Short Story Collection of the Year
  • Anthology of the Year
  • Fiction Magazine of the Year
  • Publisher of the Year
  • Fiction Podcast of the Year
  • Nonfiction Podcast of the Year

Readers can e-mail in their nominations for each category. Taking into consideration the nominations for each category This Is Horror will then draw up a shortlist.

We invite you to include one sentence as to why the nomination is award-worthy.

The public nominations stage runs from 4 December 2017 through until 21 December 2017.


  1. To be eligible for an award, where applicable, the creative work must have been released between 8 November 2016 and 4 December 2017. This means that the first release/publication must have occurred within the above time period.
  2. You may only nominate two items per category, if you nominate more than two This Is Horror will only recognise your first two nominations.
  3. You may nominate in as many categories as you like.
  4. Do not send in a nomination for your own work or anything which you are affiliated with (see Note To Publishers below).
  5. All nominations must be emailed to with the subject line ‘This Is Horror Award Nominations 2017′.

Public nominations close at 12:01 a.m. PST on 22 December 2017. 

Note To Publishers

We also invite publishers to send in their eligible work to This Is Horror for consideration. We will happily accept digital files ideally in mobi format. Please send a maximum of two works per publisher per category.

Additional Notes 

  • ‘Fiction Magazine’ is open to both digital and physical magazines.
  • ‘Fiction Podcast’ refers to podcasts that are fictionalised. Think audio dramas, short stories, ongoing stories, fictionalised docu-dramas.
  • ‘Nonfiction Podcast’ refers to any podcast that is not fictionalised.  This includes interviews and reviews that cover fiction.


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