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Official List of Golden Scoops Winners!

golden 3D printed ice cream scoops that say The Sinister Scoop, glued to black bases and labeled with category
Award Assembly in Progress

Ohhhhh my goodness. It is currently 11:56 EST after the livestream announcing who the winners are for the first annual Golden Scoops Award Show, and I'm still blown away by how much you've all shown up for us and our incredibly unorganized insanity. (And thank you again to Ari for diving into that disorganization and helping us get it together!)


We promised an article with a list of the winners (and we'll include the runners up for anyone who may not have the time/interest in watching the whole livestream), so here you go!


Best Anthology (Not Charity)

3rd Place - Screams from the Ocean Floor: A Horror Anthology

2nd Place - Terror Monthly Volume 4: Underground

1st Place - Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology


Greatest Single Author Collection

3rd Place - The Space Between by Larry Hinkle

2nd Place - Five Extreme Horrors by Judith Sonnet

1st Place - It Haunts the Mind and Other Stories by Nick Roberts


Awesomest Novella

3rd Place - Lovely, Dark & Deep by Megan Stockton

2nd Place - I found Puppets Living in My Apartment Walls by Ben Farthing

1st Place - In the Tall Trees by Angel N. Van Atta


Favorite Charity Anthology

3rd Place - A Dinosaur Horror Anthology Supporting the RSPB

2nd Place - Aseptic and Faintly Sadistic: An Anthology of Hysteria Fiction

1st Place - We're Here: An Anthology of Tragic Queer Horror


Most Bestest LGBTQ+ Release

3rd Place - We're Here: An Anthology of LGBTQ+ Horror

2nd Place - Five Extreme Horrors by Judith Sonnet

1st Place - Bury Your Gays: An Anthology of Tragic Queer Horror


Coolest POC Release

3rd Place - The Angel of Indian Lake by Stephen Graham Jones

2nd Place - Rabbit Hunt by Wrath James White

1st Place - The Reformatory by Tananarive Due


Most Supreme Novel

3rd Place - Whispers of Apple Blossoms by Brett Mitchell Kent

2nd Place - Bunker Dogs by Gage Greenwood

1st Place - BETA: A Technological Nightmare by Sammy Scott


Fave Horror-Adjacent Work

3rd Place - Cuckoo by M. Ennenbach

2nd Place - Jones 1963 by Devin Cabrera

1st Place - BETA: A Technological Nightmare by Sammy Scott


Badass-est Cover Art

3rd Place - Mean Spirited by Nick Roberts

2nd Place - Jones 1963 by Devin Cabrera

1st Place - Hollow by Mike Salt


Funniest Promotional Campaign

3rd Place TIE - That Old House: The Bathroom by Dan Scamell and The Golden Basement Donut Promo

2nd Place - On a Clear Day You Can See Block Island and stealing John Marr's readers, by Gage Greenwood

1st Place - Anything from Mike Salt


Author to Keep an Eye On

3rd Place - Devin Cabrera

2nd Place - Mike Salt

1st Place - Nick Roberts


Book in the Freezer

3rd Place - Jones 1963 by Devin Cabrera

2nd Place - Hollow by Mike Salt

1st Place - Mean Spirited by Nick Roberts


Silliest Horror (in the Best Way)

3rd Place - B-Movie Bloodbath by Isaac Nightingale

2nd Place - This All Ends Horribly by Mike Salt

1st Place - I Found Puppets Living in My Apartment Walls by Ben Farthing


Best YA Work

3rd Place - Reanimated Rex by Alex Ebenstein

2nd Place - Frost Bite by Angela Sylvaine

1st Place - Scareville: Got Ghosts? by John Ward


I Just Threw Up in My Mouth a Little

3rd Place - Along the River of Flesh by Kristopher Triana

2nd Place - Blender Babies by Jon Athan

1st Place - This All Ends Horribly - Mike Salt


If you see someone on this list and aren't sure if they know, please be sure to pass it on to them! I'll be reaching out to winners starting today so that I can send out their packages, consisting of: an assortment of donated merch, their glorious Golden Scoop trophy, and a "Golden Scoop Award Winner" logo! We'll also be rolling out the interviews they get as first place finishers.


As for the donated merch, a huge thank you again to the kind folks who contributed to the winner bundles! Nadine Stewart, KC Grifant, Melissa Rohwer of Mezmerizing Studios, Angel of Voices from the Mausoleum, Caleb from Terrorcore Publishing, and Damien Casey all sent goodies, and there will also be Scoop bits and bobs (no Bobs were harmed in the making of these packages).


THANK YOU from the very depths of our souls for all of your support throughout this event, and for reinforcing why this community is the best community. You're all amazing, and we couldn't do what we do if you weren't doing what you do. Your work matters, you matter, and you belong. No one is too small to be celebrated for their talent and hard work, and we're already looking forward to doing this again next year.







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