Shirley Jackson Award

Yet more good news this way comes. Shadow Show has been nominated for the prestigious Shirley Jackson Award. This is a super-cool honor for me and my co-editor Mort Castle (Affectionately known as “Mort-o,” and “The Castle of Death”).

Summed up, the Jackson Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. The award is named, of course, for the great Shirley Jackson. Interesting aside: Ray Bradbury included a Shirley Jackson story, “The Lottery,” in the first anthology he edited, Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow, back in 1952.

Here is a complete list of the 2012 nominees.

Posted in Awards, Mort Castle, Shadow Show
3 comments on “Shirley Jackson Award
  1. Andy Burnside-Weaver says:

    Congrats, Sam. I had my kids read “The Lottery” this year and write a compare/contrast paper with “The Smile.”

    The kids say, way to go!

  2. sam schwarm says:

    Congratulations on the Shirely Jackson nomination.I grew up reading Ray Bradbury’s execellant novels and short stories.The stories in Shadow Show have the same quality,and transport the reader into the worlds in which the stories take place.Please make more sequels,perhaps a new volume every year.I look forward to seeing volume 2 of Shadow Show in my favorite Barnes and Noble.Thanks.



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