Friday, 17 April 2015

The Ghost Story Awards - Reminder

Yes, next year there will be another set of Ghost Story Awards - one for best short story, one for best anthology or collection. Mark Valentine, who's running the awards on behalf of a sinister cabal that includes yours truly, has come up with the excellent idea of providing a quarterly aide-memoire, so that readers can make note of what they have (and haven't) read during the course of the year. This might make it a bit easier to reach a decision, and with luck it will boost the number of voters.

So, here is the first of the lists - these are not official nominees, just memory joggers. (The Helen referred to below belongs to A Ghostly Company, as indeed do I).





THE GHOST STORY AWARDS 2015 – AIDE-MEMOIRE



JANUARY TO MARCH 2015



Introduction


Helen Kemp suggested that it would be helpful to have a checklist of ghost story publications during the year, to assist readers planning to vote in The Ghost Story Awards. It might also be of interest for anyone who wants to know of recent publications in the field. Here is the first quarterly listing, compiled by Mark Valentine, of books and journals which may contain ghost stories (broadly interpreted) published for the first time this year in English and in paper and ink.


Alchemy 

Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn

Leinster Gardens by Jan Edwards

Dead Water by David A. Sutton


Booktrope


The Werewolf of Lisbon by Chico Kidd


ChiZine

The Yellow Wood by Melanie Tem


Corax

Suffer the Children by Dominic Selwood

The Voivod by Dominic Selwood


Dunhams Manor

The Usher by D.P. Watt


Eibonvale

Sensorama edited by Allen Ashley


A Ghostly Company

The Silent Companion 10 edited by Antonio Monteiro


Headline

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman


Hippocampus 

A Confederacy of Horrors by James Robert Smith


Immanion 

A Different City by Tanith Lee


The New Yorker

“A Death” by Stephen King


PS 

That Is Not Dead edited by Darrel Schweitzer


Sarob


Friends of the Dead by James Doig


Spectral

Leytonstone by Stephen Volk


Tartarus

Orpheus on the Underground by Rhys Hughes


TTA

Black Static 45


Interzone 257


Undertow

These Last Embers by Simon Stranzas


The Walter de la Mare Society Magazine

“The Idealists” by Walter de la Mare


Notes
This is an aide-memoire for readers voting in The Ghost Story Awards, to help remind them of eligible books and journals published during the year. But a book or story does not have to be on the list to be eligible for votes. Readers may vote for who they want, within the rules. This is not a list of recommendations or nominations. The aide-memoire lists books and journals actually published (not simply announced or due) in the period shown. It is sure to be incomplete and suggestions are welcome.

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