The deadline to recommend works for the Second Annual Splatterpunk Awards, honoring superior achievement in the sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror fiction is fast approaching. Recommendations will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Standard Time) January 31, 2019 for the following categories:

BEST NOVEL (for works of more than 50,000 words)
BEST NOVELLA (for works from 15,000 to 50,000 words)
BEST SHORT STORY (for works from 500 to 14,000 words)
BEST COLLECTION (for single-author works over 50,000 words)
BEST ANTHOLOGY (for multiple-author collections over 50,000 words)

Registered attendees of Killercon Austin can email their recommendations to [email protected]. Please include the title of the work, the author (or editor in the case of an anthology), and which category. All qualifying works MUST have been published in 2018. Works by members of the jury, as well as the award founders, will not be eligible for inclusion on the ballot, in any category (with the exception of the Lifetime Achievement award).

The four works that have the most reader recommendations in each category will proceed to the ballot. The 2019 Splatterpunk Awards jury will have the ability to add two additional works, that may have been overlooked by the general public, to each category if they so desire. When this process is completed, the official nominees will be announced publicly. The jury will then vote on the winner in each category.