Ellen Datlow, a woman who must read more words in a week than the average person reads in a year, has put out her list of 2010’s Honorable Mentions for Horror and Dark Fantasy. No happy stories allowed. 🙂 It’s a great list, full of friends and icons, and I’m excited to say that I’m on it too. Twice. “Jumbuck” from Aurealis #44 and “Linger” from Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #46 are both on the list, which thrills me to no end.
For those of you keeping score, it’s proof that me obsessing over a story for four months, starting over eight times (Jumbuck) is just as memorable as a story that I wrote the day before a deadline once I’d finally found an idea in my head that could pass for ‘Science-fiction” (Linger) and that’s pretty awesome. It gives me a confidence in my writing that can only come from somebody who knows what they’re talking about saying “Hey, yeah, I remember that story.”
Go me. 🙂 You can view the whole list (in two parts) here A-K http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/334109.html and K-Z (yes, the list dares to divide up the Ks, a bold new trend I hope catches on. Damn uppity Ks…) http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/334359.html