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Ellen Datlow’s Honorable Mentions for 2013

Ellen Datlow has released her longlist of Honorable Mentions for 2013, which includes work by Nina Allen, Stephen Bacon, Laird Barron, Elizabeth Bear, Georgina Bruce, Ramsey Campbell, Adam Nevill, Stephen King, John Llewellyn Probert, Steve J. Dines, Stephen Volk,  Ilan Lerman, James Cooper, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Alison Littlewood, Livia Llewellyn, James Cooper, Carole Johnstone, Cate Gardner, Simon Bestwick, Gary Fry, Michael Kelly, Joel Lane…to name a few.

Ellen says of the list, “Some readers might find it useful to see the range of publications that are publishing worthwhile horror stories. Although this list is long, it’s a tiny percentage of the stories I actually read. So if you find your story and name on this list, that’s a good thing.”

I am delighted to be included with the following:

“After Mary” Alt History 5.

“Rag and Bone,” Tor.com April.

 “The Beatification of Thomas Small, Arcane II.

 “The Sunflower Seed Man,” Black Static #37.

Rag and Bone. Illustrated by John Jude Palencar  Arcane 2 Alt Hist Issue 5 Black Static 37

Thanks, as ever, to Ellen Datlow, and editors, Mark Lord, Nathan Shumate and Andy Cox.

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Ellen Datlow’s Honorable Mentions 2012

Ellen Datlow has released her list of Honorable Mentions that will appear in print at the back of The Best Horror of the Year volume V.

I am thrilled to bits that my story,”Pearls”, is included there. This appeared in Bourbon Penn last year.

The list includes horror stalwarts like Ramsay Campbell, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, Gary McMahon and Alison Littlewood. There are also some other brilliant stories in there-

“The Pest House” by Carole Johnstone, Black Static 28 (and if you thought  this was good, check out “Signs of the Times” in Black Static 33).

“The Churn” by Simon Bestwick, Black Static 27.

“Cracks” by Jon Ingold, Black Static 28.

“Skein and Bone” by V.H. Leslie, Black Static 31.

“The Little Things” by Jacob Ruby, Black Static 27.

“Eyepennies” by Mike O’Driscoll, TTA Chapbook. I couldn’t find a link to his site, so here’s an interview with him instead.

“The Ballad of the Wayfaring Stranger and the Dead Man’s Whore” by the marvellous Sean Demory.

There are stories that aren’t on this list from 2012 that I thought were superb and if I can be so bold as to make recommendations, they are Ray Cluley‘s “Shark! Shark!”, which appeared in Black Static 29, closely  followed by his story, “All Change” in Black Static 30. Both are very clever stories, in very different ways.

My other news is that I’ve had a couple of stories accepted, about which I’m chuffed-

“After Mary” by Alt Hist magazine, (thanks to editor Mark Lord), and “Thesea and Astaurius” by Interzone (thank you to Andy Cox and Andy Hedgecock).

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