I just found out earlier this evening that Dark Faith made the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards in the category of Superior Achievement in an ANTHOLOGY.  Congrats to all of our fellow nominees:

Superior Achievement in an ANTHOLOGY

  • DARK FAITH edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon (Apex Publications)
  • HORROR LIBRARY IV edited by R.J. Cavender and, Boyd E. Harris (Cutting Block Press)
  • CTHULHU’S DARK CULTS edited by David Conyers (Chaosium)
  • HAUNTED LEGENDS edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas (Tor)
  • THE NEW DEAD edited by Christopher Golden (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • BLACK WINGS edited S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing)
  • EVOLVE: VAMPIRE STORIES OF THE NEW UNDEAD edited by Nancy Kilpatrick (Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing)
  • NULL IMMORTALIS edited by D.F. Lewis (Megazanthus Press)
  • DEAD SET: A ZOMBIE ANTHOLOGY edited by Michelle McCrary and Joe McKinney (23 House Publishing)
  • SCENES FROM THE SECOND STOREY by Amanda Pillar and Pete Kempshall (Morrigan Books)

In addition to that, Catherynne Valente’s story from Dark Faith, “The Days of Flaming Motorcycles”, has also made the preliminary list for Superior Achievement in SHORT FICTION.  Jason Sizemore, big kahuna of Apex Books, is making Dark Faith readily available for Active members of the HWA to consider for the final ballot.  So please contact him at jason@apexbookcompany.com for the hook up.

(Apex Books had a pretty good showing on the preliminary ballot, as Gary Braunbeck’s book, To Each Their Darkness, also made it as a nominee for Superior Achievement in NONFICTION.)

I notice from Mr. Keene’s blog that Nick Mamatas has a book coming out from Apex Books:

Starve Better is a no-nonsense survival guide by a professional writer who knows how to use small press publications and writing for everyone from corporate clients to friends and neighbors to keep himself out of the soup kitchen line.

Yes, this is the same Nick Mamatas who is my competition for the anthology Stoker.  The same Nick Mamatas who my children, MY OWN FLESH AND BLOOD, still refer to as “Uncle Nick” as his turn as a guest at a Mo*Con.  Luckily, I’m assuming that it was my son’s Halloween costume from 2009 which inspired his book cover.

Click here to pre-order it if you must … BUT YOU BETTER VOTE FOR ME IN THE STOKERS!