Taff's THE END IN ALL BEGINNINGS Makes Bram Stoker Preliminary Ballot Posted on 21 Jan 11:48

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2015—We are honored to share the news that two of author John F.D. Taff’s works of fiction published by Grey Matter Press have been named to the Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot for 2014. The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the oldest and most respected professional organization dedicated to promoting dark literature, today announced its Preliminary Ballot for this year’s prestigious Bram Stoker Award.

For 2014, the Stoker Awards committee has included John F.D. Taff’s THE END IN ALL BEGINNINGS on the ballot for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection. Additionally, Taff’s novella “The Long, Long Breakdown,” one of the five long-format works included in THE END IN ALL BEGINNINGS, has been named to this year’s ballot for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction.

This year marks the second in a row that a volume of horror published by Grey Matter Press has been recognized by the HWA and included on the Preliminary Ballot for the annual award. Last year our DARK VISIONS: A COLLECTION OF MODERN HORROR – Volume One was also named to the Preliminary Ballot and ultimately went on to become our first nomination for a Bram Stoker Award.

Appearance on a Preliminary Ballot does not ensure a nomination for this year’s award, but it is an essential first step in the process. The final Stoker nominations for 2014 are expected to be announced in February.

Please join us in congratulating John F.D. Taff and all the other exceptional authors whose work appears on the Preliminary Ballot. Many of these talented artists on the list we consider among our friends and publishing family. We wish you all the very best of luck in this year’s awards.