You may remember that I was pleased recently to see that Dark Pages, the anthology I published through my small publishing venture, Blade Red Press, scored a nomination for an Australian Shadows Award.
I’m further chuffed to see now that no less than six of the stories in that book have scored an Honourable Mention on Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year list. You can find the full lists here and here.
The stories included are:
Lucien E.G. Spelman – “The Stain of the Psychopomp King”
Naomi Bell – “Dust”
Joel L Murr – “The Franchise”
Aaron Polson – “Cargo”
Derek Rutherford – “Yellow Water Pike”
Robert Neilson – “Nightwork”
Also mentioned on the list is:
Bill Congreve’s “The Traps of Tumut”, which originally appeared in Aurealis 43. That story is reprinted in Bill’s collection, Souls Along The Meridian, another Blade Red Press book.
I’m so pleased to see these things included in such a well-respected list.
Not only that, but a lot of my friends have also scored mentions, far too many people to list here. Congratulations to everyone – you deserve it. Maybe next year I might even see myself on that list with something I’ve written. It would be an honour to join the likes of those listed before.
I know I’m biased, but I’m very proud to have published the Dark Pages anthology and Bill’s collection. While I’m first and foremost a writer, being able to make these books available gives me enormous pleasure. Hopefully I’ll be able to release more books through Blade Red Press in the future. In the meantime, if you haven’t read Dark Pages or Souls Along The Meridian, I highly recommend that you do. You can get them in print or ebook. Details for Dark Pages here and Souls Along The Meridian here.