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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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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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