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Beneath the Surface – Stoker shortlisted

March 24, 2009 by Richard Wright in Journal, News, Writing

I did have another blog planned, about how the current writing project is going (painfully, if you’re asking), but better news has arrived. Beneath the Surface, the anthology published by Shroud last year, has stumbled onto the shortlist for the Bram Stoker award. This pleases me, because it has my short story ‘Secrets (Never Told)’ in it. The winners will be announced June 14th, and I wish the book all the best.

In particular, well done to Tim Deal, the editor. An anthology has lots of writers (and congratulations to them too!), but only one editor, pulling disparate pieces together, and making us all look good.

So, are you a voting member of the Horror Writers Association? Please do try to pick up a copy before you put your tick in the box, and may the (subjectively) better book win. Of course, if you don’t have voting rights on the Stokers, there are plenty of reasons to buy the book anyway. ‘Secrets (Never Told)’ is just one of them. Linky goodness for Americans and Brits.

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  1. JackieMarch 25, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    This is SUCH great news!

    And man am I ever glad NOT to see that empty bottle at the top of your page anymore!!!!!!

  2. Richard WrightMarch 25, 2009 at 8:51 pmAuthor

    I should keep the picture, for my gravestone…

  3. JackieMarch 25, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Apparently, you want me to stay away from your grave!

  4. Richard WrightMarch 25, 2009 at 8:59 pmAuthor

    Not at all! I insist that you make annual international pilgrimages, and weep, dammit. Weep.

  5. JackieMarch 25, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I was thinking more like a rowdy party on top of the tombstone. Just not with THAT bottle…

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