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The Wonderland Book Awards are a recognition presented annually at BizarroCon for superior achievement in bizarro fiction writing. The 2023 awards, for books published in 2022, will be presented at BizarroCon on November 18th. Voting for the Wonderland Book Award preliminary ballot begins now for the Best Bizarro Novel and Best Bizarro Collection of 2022. Below is a list of all eligible titles. Please send your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place votes in the Novel and Collection categories to bizarrocon@gmail.com with the subject line “Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Ballot.” Preliminary voting ends September 30, 2023.

NOTE TO AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS: We have done our best to correctly list all eligible books, but let us know if you notice any errors or missing titles. Please DO NOT solicit or campaign for votes. Appearance on this list DOES NOT indicate the book has been nominated for the award.


  • A Quaint New England Town by Gregory Norris (Planet Bizarro Press)
  • Anybody Home? by Michael J. Seidlinger (Clash Books) 
  • Barrage Tapes (The Cringe Mythos) by N. Casio Poe (Independently Published)
  • Blue Yolk (The Cringe Mythos) by N. Casio Poe (Independently Published)
  • Charcoal by Garrett Cook (Clash Books)
  • Consume by Kourtnea Hogan (Bizarro Pulp Press)
  • Dad Jokes by Justin Hunter  (Planet Bizarro Press)
  • Dead Hard by Matthew A. Clarke (Planet Bizarro Press)
  • Death Metal Epic (Book Three: Sinister Synthesizer) by Dean Swinford (Atlatl Press)
  • Division X by August Hill (‎Brother Mockingbird)
  • Gangers (The Cringe Mythos) by N. Casio Poe (Independently Published)
  • The Ghost Loser: The Misadventures of Clumsy Carnacki by Rhys Hughes (Gibbon Moon Books)
  • The Girl with the Barbed Wire Hair by Carlton Mellick III (Eraserhead Press)
  • Grandpappy by Patrick C. Harrison III (Independently Published)
  • Goblins on the Other Side by Carlton Mellick III (Eraserhead Press)
  • God’s Leftovers by Grant Wamack (Bizarro Pulp Press)
  • Goregaze (The Cringe Mythos) by by N. Casio Poe (Independently Published)
  • In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu (Tor Books)
  • The Life and Times of Hieronymus Aloysis Ziege: By Hi Ziege, Edited and Introduced by John Bruni (Bizarro Pulp Press)
  • Little Lugosi by Douglas Ford (Madness Heart Press)
  • Maggots Screaming! by Max Booth III (Ghoulish Books)
  • Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin (Tor Books)
  • Moonfellows by Danger Slater (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing)
  • Moon Mayor by Chris Meekings (Hybrid Sequence Media)
  • Music Is Over! By Ben Arzate (Malarkey Books)
  • My Dog Shits Cash by  Luke Kondor  (Bod Dot Press)
  • One Hand to Hold, One Hand to Carve by M. Shaw (Tenebrous Press)
  • The Pain Eater by Kyle Muntz (Clash Books)
  • Porn Land by Kevin Shamel (Planet Bizarro Press)
  • The Pussy Detective by DuVay Knox (Clash Books)
  • Return of the Living Elves by Brian Asman (Mutated Media)
  • The Secret Sex Lives of Ghosts by Dustin Reade (Planet Bizarro Press)
  • Selleck’s ‘Stache is Missing! by Charles Chadwick (Planet Bizarro Press) 
  • Shithole USA by Mark Zirbel (Planet Bizarro Press) 
  • Skyrmion: Book One of the Sweetland Quartet by Duane Poncy (Rainy Nights Press)
  • Sons of Sorrow by Matthew A. Clarke (Planet Bizarro Press)
  • Troll by Matthew A. Clarke (Planet Bizarro Press)
  • Voidheads by Chris Kelso (Schism Press)


  • A Bird of Dereliction by Charlie Selkirk (Dr Aquaspine Publishing)
  • A Small Light & Other Stories by Sara Century (Weirdpunk Books)
  • Comfy Rascals by Rhys Hughes (Gibbon Moon Books)
  • Departures by Scott Cole (Black T-shirt Books)
  • Dreamwhispers by Mike Ennenbach (Independently Published)
  • Ebola Saves the Planet! and Other Wholesome Tales by Matthew A. Clarke (Planet Bizarro Press)
  • Grief Rituals by Sam Richard (Weirdpunk Books)
  • Haunted and Hungry by A.J. Spencer
  • High School Romance by Marston Hefner (Clash Books)
  • The Last 5 Minutes of the Human Race by Michael Allen Rose and Jim Agpalza (Madness Heart Press)
  • Nanny Knows Best by James Burr (Hybrid Sequence Media)
  • Plays/Hauntologies by Bez Arzate (Madness Heart Press)
  • Pornography for the End of the World by Brendan Vidito (Weirdpunk Books)
  • Songs About My Father’s Crotch by Dustin Reade (Planet Bizarro Press)

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