The Best News

Wow.  Just… wow.  I’ve been lucky enough to get into the sixth volume of Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year series.  Obviously I’m thrilled.  It’s a goal every year, of course, one of the books you really wanna be in as a horror writer, and so I’m bloody delighted to be in it again, especially with such brilliant writers (some of whom are also good friends).  The story is ‘Bones of Crow’ – thanks, Andy Cox, for printing that one.  In fact, it’s great to see Black Static so well represented – here’s the list of contents:

1.      “Apports” by Stephen Bacon (Black Static #36)

2.      “Mr. Splitfoot” by Dale Bailey (Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells)

3.      “The Good Husbandv” by Nathan Ballingrud (North American Lake Monsters)

4.      “The Tiger” by Nina Allan (Terror Tales of London)

5.      “The House on Cobb Street ” by Linda E. Rucker (Nightmare #9 June)

6.      “The Soul in the Bell Jar” by KJ Kabza (F&SF November/Dec)

7.      “Call Out” by Stephen Toase (Innsmouth Magazine #12)

8.      “That Tiny Flutter of the Heart I Used to Call Love” by Robert Shearman (Psycho-Mania)

9.      “Bones of Crow” by Ray Cluley (Black Static #37)

10.  “Introduction to the Body in Fairy Tales” by Jeannine Hall Gailey (Phantom Drift #3)

11.  “The Fox” by Conrad Williams (This is Horror chapbook)

12.  “The Tin House” by Simon Clark (Shadow Masters)

13.  “Stemming the Tide” by Simon Strantzas (Dead North)

14.  “The Anatomist’s Mnemonic” by Priya Sharma (Black Static #32.)

15.  “The Monster Makers” by Steve Rasnic Tem (Black Static #35)

16.  “The Only Ending We Have” by Kim Newman (Psycho-Mania)

17.  “The Dog’s Paw” by Derek Künsken (Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I)

18.  “Fine in the Fire” by Lee Thomas (Like Light For Flies)

19.  “Majorlena” by Jane Jakeman (Supernatural Tales 24)

20.  “The Withering” by Tim Casson (Black Static 32)

21.  “Down to a Sunless Sea” by Neil Gaiman (The Guardian.com)

22.  “Jaws of Saturn” by Laird Barron (The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All)

23.  “Halfway Home” by Linda Nagata (Nightmare #12)

24.  “The Same Deep Waters as You” by Brian Hodge (Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth)

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