(2018) Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 10
(2018) Scribe Award: Best Adapted Novel
(2018) Bram Stoker Award: Long Fiction
(2018) Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Vol. 3
(2017) Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Vol. 2
(2016) Bram Stoker Award
(2015) Mentor of the Year Award
(2015) Scribe Award
(2015) Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 7
- “This is Not a Horror Story” received an honorable mention.
(2014) Scribe Award
- Supernatural: The Roads Not Taken was a finalist for a Scribe Award for Best Speculative Original Novel, 2014.
(2012) Shirley Jackson Award
- The Men Upstairs was was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award in the Long Fiction category, 2012.
(2008) Scribes Award
(2005) Horror Reader website
- Like Death was named one of the ten
best novels of 2005.
(2003) The Year's Best Fantasy and
Horror: 16th Annual Ed.
- "Picking Up Courtney." Honorable
(2002) The Year's Best
Fantasy and Horror: 15th Annual Ed.
- "Fixer-Upper." Honorable
(1999) Darrell Award -- Honorable
- Anubis Has Left the Building"
was a finalist for the Darrell Award for the Best MidSouth
Short Story,1999 and recieved an Honorable Mention.
(1999) The Year's Best
Fantasy and Horror: 12th Annual Ed.
- "All Fall Down." Honorable
(1998) New Author Award
- "Necropolis" wins Authorlink!
1998 International New Author Awards Competition for SF/F/H
novel. Read the first chapter
(1998) Darrell Award-Nominee
- "Hunt's End." Nominated
for Darrell Award as the Best Mid-South Short Story.
(1996) The Year's Best Fantasy
and Horror: 9th Annual Ed.
- "Hair of the..." and "Newcomer"
(1995) The Year's Best Fantasy
and Horror: 8th Annual Ed.
- "Mr. Punch" Honorable Mention.
(1984-85) Nexus Writing Contest
- "Best Short Story" Second