With the help of indiegogo, we’re running a fundraiser for the award.
In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, the Shirley Jackson Awards were established in 2008 for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.
Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) wrote such classic novels as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.” Her work continues to be a major influence on writers of every kind of fiction, from the most traditional genre offerings to the most innovative literary work. National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem has called Jackson “one of this century’s most luminous and strange American writers,” and multiple generations of authors would agree.
The Shirley Jackson Awards were founded by a group of writers who felt that the time was right for a peer-juried award that wold recognize the variety and vitality of contemporary psychological suspense, horror, and dark fantasy fiction.
For this fundraising effort, our goal is $800. Six hundred of that will go toward funding the award itself for the next year, and the remaining two hundred will go towards the cost of our incorporation. Of course we would be more than happy to exceed our fundraising goal, and take another step towards insuring the award’s future.
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