The Horror Writers Association has announced its 2010 Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot, and I’m pleased beyond measure to see that my novella “Requiem for the Burning God” (first published in Cthulhu’s Dark Cults, ed. David Conyers) is on the preliminary ballot in the Long Fiction category.
Not only that, a few other Aussies cropped up in other categories: David Conyers for Cthulhu’s Dark Cults and Amanda Pillar & Pete Kempshall for Scenes from the Second Storey in the Anthology category, Kirstyn McDermott for Madigan Mine in the First Novel category, and Danny Lovecraft (as publisher P’rea Press) for Richard L. Tierney’s poetry collection (Poetry category).
Congratulations to everyone who made the preliminary ballot, and to everyone who’s work was recommended by HWA members – even if your work didn’t make the ballot, at least someone (or a couple of someone’s) thought enough of it to go out of their way to recommend it!
This is not an award nomination, though, just the important first step towards it. Now, Active HWA members will vote and the four most popular works in each category will progress to become award nominees (or finalists, depending on your chosen vernacular).
If you’re an Active HWA member interested in reading the novella for Stoker Award voting consideration, please contact me on email@example.com or through the HWA message board, and I can send you a free copy of the book in any e-format you choose. The voting window is short, so hurry!
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