Ellen Datlow has published a frighteningly large amount of fiction – fantasy and horror – over the last few decades. Which means she’s read more short fiction than I’ve had hot breakfasts (and I’ve had a LOT of hot breakfasts – bacon…) Anyway, she’s released on her site a list of all the stories she read that garnered an honourable mention from her published in calendar year 2013, and my story ‘Masks’, published in Ill at Ease 2, from Penman Press, was one of the mentioned stories.
Which is a real shot in the arm – writing has been slow for most of the year, so this is a real fillip for me.
You can read the list here. All up there’s four pages of names and stories which are well worth seeking out.