Below is a link to the poll you will use to cast your votes in the 2013 Spinetingler Awards. There are six categories, with each category on its own page in the poll.

[We are using the same poll service as in years past but their interface has changed. The poll is no longer embedded in this post. Click the link below and the poll will pop up in a new window. As always, if you have any problems ask me somewhere (email, Twitter, Facebook)

Polls will be open until the end of April.


The nominee announcements from yesterday can be found at the following links:

Best Novel: New Voice
Best Novel: Rising Star/Legend
Best Novella/Short Novel
Best Anthology/Short Story Collection
Best Short Story on the Web
Best Cover

Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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  • Rolf says:

    This is impossible.

  • nigel says:

    Another spinetingly good set of nominations. I see this is a list of recommended reading. Thanks.

  • Bob Larson says:


    Picked up The Cold Cold Ground before boarding a flight to Beijing from Chicago. Could not put it down and finished it somewhere over the North Pole. Hurry up and give us more to read!

    Bob Larson

  • Bob Larson says:

    Also, voted you for a Spinetingler Award.

  • Elaine Ash says:

    Guys, Im trying to vote but the link to short story The Death of Newark by Michael Gonzales is not working and a search of the Crime Factory Issue brings up only the cover of the issue (which is maybe why the link isn’t working. I don’t feel right about voting when I haven’t given a story a chance…. will wait and try again tomorrow, see if it’s fixed or an alternative viewing is up.

  • I just tried the link and it pulled up ok for me. The link goes to a pdf of the full issue, so no direct story link.

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