Crime and horror fiction your thing? Mine too. And I love writing award season; I use the ballots for crime and horror as shopping lists to fill my TBR shelves. Quite recently the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards prelim ballot was posted. Voting began Feb 1 and closes on the 15th, and it’s only open to members. (Note to self: need to join HWA).
Random creepy image I like:
In more close to home news, Malice Domestic’s Agatha Award finalists were just announced, and my dear friend Art Taylor appears TWICE in the Best Short Story category. Voting happens in early May at the Malice Domestic conference (Note to self: join Malice Domestic). Art won an Agatha last year for a story called “The Care And Feeding of Houseplants.”
You may not have voting privileges either, but please do take a look at all the nominees. It’s so much fun discovering stories, writers, and presses you may have overlooked in 2014. Oh! And a treat from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine: A free pdf of Art’s nominated story, “The Odds Are Against Us.”
Let’s hope the odds are with Art once again.