Monthly Archives: November 2013

Black Static Issue 37

Black Static 37The November–December issue Of Black Static is now out and contains new horror and dark fantasy fiction. My story, The Sunflower Seed Man, is included alongside work by 2013 British Fantasy Award winner Ray Cluley, Laura Mauro, Ralph Robert Moore, DeAnna Knippling and Steven J. Dines .

The cover art is by George Cotronis, and interior illustrations are by Richard Sampson, George Cotronis, Richard Wagner, David Gentry, and Joachim Luetke. The usual features are present: Coffinmaker’s Blues by Stephen Volk and Blood Pudding by Lynda E. Rucker (comment); Blood Spectrum by Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); Case Notes by Peter Tennant (book reviews).

The Sunflower Seed Man by Priya Sharma & illustrated by Richard Wagner

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The Sunflower Seed Man

The Sunflower Seed Man by Priya Sharma & illustrated by Richard WagnerIssue 37 of Black Static will be out soon but here’s the illustration for my story, The Sunflower Seed Man, which is included.

The artwork is by Richard Wagner and you can read an interview with him here.

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Accolades for Ray Cluley and Interzone

The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2013 have been announced. Ray Cluley won the short story category with Shark! Shark! which appeared in Black Static (issue 29). It couldn’t have happened to a better story or a nicer bloke, despite some very tough competition.

Interzone, Black Static’s sister magazine at TTA Press, edited by Andy Cox, won the best magazine/periodical category.

A big congratulations to both. I know it’s smug to say this but in a previous post I put my money where my mouth is and stated that Shark! Shark! was my favourite short story of the year. It cleverly deconstructs a whole film genre while managing to be funny and horrible at the same time, which is no mean feat.




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