It has been a fabulous year of writing, and I would be honored if you considered my work for awards and year-end lists. Below is a list of awards that are currently or about to open for recommendations.
- Bram Stoker Awards – open for HWA members to recommend works
- Nebula Awards – open to SFWA members to nominate works
- Rhysling / Dwarf Stars Awards– open January 1-February 15 for SFPA members to nominate poems
- Shirley Jackson Awards – open to publishers to submit work
“Scabrous” is a story about how pain and violence linger like ghosts. It appeared in A QUAINT AND CURIOUS VOLUME OF GOTHIC TALES, edited by Alex Woodroe, from Brigids Gate Press (January 2022). Eligible in the Short Fiction and Anthology (Stoker and Shirley Jackson) and Short Story (Nebula) categories.
“Cleaning Out Her House, As If She’ll Ever Be Gone” is a poem about the horror of exploring a mother’s dreams and madness after she is gone. It closes out MOTHER: TALES OF LOVE AND TERROR, edited by Willow Dawn Becker and Christi Nogle, from Weird Little Worlds (October 2022). Eligible in the Anthology (Stoker and Shirley Jackson) and Short Poem (Rhysling) categories.
“Bury Me Under Fallen Stars” is a poem about the beautiful decay of Autumn, in the Autumnal Equinox: Harvest issue of Magpie Messenger Literary Magazine, from Curious Corvid Publishing (September 2022). Eligible in the Speculative Poem (Dwarf Stars) category.
“An Empty Seat” is a poem about an unexpected clown, in the Halloween: Circus issue of Magpie Messenger Literary Magazine, from Curious Corvid Publishing (October 2022). Eligible in the Short Poem (Rhysling) category.
“Reasons Why You Can’t Go Out To Play Alone” is a poem about the horrors of grief and vengeance, in HWA POETRY SHOWCASE VOLUME IX, edited by Angela Yuriko Smith, from the Horror Writers Association (October 2022). Eligible in the Short Poem (Rhysling) category.
A reading copy of MOTHER: TALES OF LOVE AND TERROR is available to download from Book Funnel. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for reading copies of all other publications.
Thank you to my publishers and editors for including my work in their amazing publications. And thank you all for your support this year.
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