Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Anthology of Dark Wisdom and Stoker

After receiving the always welcome email from Eric Christ, the Horror Writers Association (HWA) Stoker Awards verifier, it appears that The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction has been recommended for a Bram Stoker Award.

Do note that there is quite a bit of difference between a "recommendation" and "nomination." The "nomination" part comes after enough recommendations have been made. Typically, there are only five final nominations. Nonetheless, the anthology is on the path to a potential nomination. Sadly, I cannot remember my HWA account, so I'm unable to read the Stoker list (that is being corrected presently).

In either case, it is worth mentioning all of the authors and thanking them for their work - which I can do again if the anthology reaches the nomination stage. My guess is this will particularly please Christian Klaver (as he has a tale in the anthology connected to Bram Stoker).


Peter Straub, Alan Dean Foster, Tom Piccirilli, John Pelan, Richard A. Lupoff, John Shirley, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Wendy Leeds, Lee Clark Zumpe, Gerard Houarner, Christopher Welch, Sam W. Anderson, C.J. Henderson, Paul Melnickzek, Richard Wright, Deanna Hoak, Christopher T. Leland, Bruce Boston, Lee Ballentine, Sherry Decker, Gene O’Neill, James Argendeli, Patricial Lee Macomber, David Niall Wilson, Christian Klaver, Tim Curran, Neddal Ayad, and Rachel Gray.


Rick said...

Hey, congratulations to all, William! Let's hope that soon enough you can change that "recommended" to "chosen."

mrchrstn said...

You guess correctly! That's very exciting.

Stewart Sternberg (half of L.P. Styles) said...

Great anthology. Good luck getting chosen.

Charles Gramlich said...

That's good news. I know it's the start of the road so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you all the way along.

Steve Buchheit said...

Congrats. And while it's always an honor to be recommended. Here's looking forward to it being nominated.

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