NIGHTMARES again proves Ellen Datlow the most masterful editor of the genre

Ellen Datlow’s NIGHTMARES: A NEW DECADE OF MODERN HORROR continues to garner acclaim.


SUSPENSE MAGAZINE declares the collection as one of the best books of 2016.

In this chilling twenty-first-century companion to the
Ellen Datlow again proves herself the most masterful editor
of the genre. She has mined the breadth and depth of ten
years of terror, collecting superlative works of established
masters and scene-stealing newcomers alike. 


Nicole Michelle of WORLD OF MY IMAGINATION praises the book.

With the short story collection, NIGHTMARES edited by Ellen Datlow, you have a strong collection of short stories that will disturb you long after they are over. It contains twenty four stories and each one unique and disturbing in it’s own way. One in particular called, “The Clay Party,” I read during my commute home that left me with a queasy stomach that reminded me a bit of the “Donner Party” with an extremely morbid and weird twist.


So, Friday the 13th is just next week so if you want to creep yourself out next weekend, I highly recommend purchasing this collection of short stories. It’ll definitely stay with you long after it’s over (and those are my favorite kind of books!).


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The anthology is nominated for the annual THIS IS HORROR Awards.

It’s that time of year again, friends. The This Is Horror Awards 2016 are now open. Please send your votes to with the subject line ‘Awards 2016’. To cast a vote simply write the category and your vote for each award. You may vote for your top two in each category. For example:

1. First choice
2. Second choice

This is in place in the event that there is a tiebreaker for first place after the votes have been counted.


Novel of the Year

  1. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
  2. Experimental Film by Gemma Files
  3. Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
  4. Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters
  5. Stranded by Bracken MacLeod
  6. The Fisherman by John Langan

Novella of the Year

  1. Detritus in Love by Mercedes M. Yardley and John Boden
  2. Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw
  3. Noctuidae by Scott Nicolay
  4. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
  5. The Warren by Brian Evenson
  6. X’s For Eyes by Laird Barron

Short Story Collection of the Year

  1. A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson
  2. Ecstatic Inferno by Autumn Christian
  3. Furnace by Livia Llewellyn
  4. Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt
  5. The Lure of Devouring Light by Michael Griffin
  6. The Parts We Play by Stephen Volk

Anthology of the Year

  1. Autumn Cthulhu, edited by Mike Davis
  2. Eternal Frankenstein, edited by Ross E. Lockhart
  3. Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward
  4. Lost Signals, edited by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle
  5. Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow
  6. Peel Back The Skin, edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson

Fiction Magazine of the Year

  1. Apex Magazine
  2. Black Static
  3. Lovecraft eZine
  4. Nightmare Magazine
  5. Strange Aeons
  6. The Dark Magazine

Publisher of the Year

  1. Crystal Lake Publishing
  2. Dark Regions Press
  3. Grey Matter Press
  4. Journalstone
  5. Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
  6. Word Horde

Fiction Podcast of the Year

  1. Pseudopod
  2. Small Town Horror
  3. Tanis
  4. The Black Tapes
  5. The Other Stories by Hawk & Cleaver
  6. Welcome To Night Vale

Nonfiction Podcast of the Year

  1. Booked. Podcast
  2. Lovecraft eZine Podcast
  3. The Faculty of Horror
  4. The Grim Tidings Podcast
  5. The Horror Show with Brian Keene
  6. The Know Fear Podcast

Voting closes at 12:01am GMT on Monday 23 January 2017.

For more info about NIGHTMARES: A NEW DECADE OF MODERN HORROR, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Nihil

Design by Elizabeth Story

For more info about DARKNESS: TWO DECADES OF MODERN HORROR, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Ann Monn