Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Year's Best Horror Volume Seven!
So I ordered the Year's Best Horror Volume Seven edited by Ellen Datlow from B&N and I basically rushed to the store, with Kyle, when they called me saying it was in. I flipped to the Honorable Mentions and saw....that I was not in it. My heart sank. It appeared to be shorter than the list on Ellen's website. So I started flipping through it and saw the summations and my heart sank and rose until I finally found my name on page xxxix under the Poetry Journals, Webzines, and Chapbooks section.
"Spectral Realms edited by S. T. Joshi, is a new journal being published twice a year. In addition to being a venue for dark and weird poetry--new and classic--the journal includes reviews and essays. The first year had good dark poetry by Ian Futter, Ashley Dioses, and Ann K. Schwader."
I died and almost cried, but not really. Maybe.
I am so honored to be mentioned in this book. Horror has always been my favorite genre and to be mentioned in the Year's Best Horror volume leaves me speechless. And to add a cherry on top, Spectral Realms was my first foot through the door in really getting published and really getting noticed. Before that, I had been in free amateur ezines and barely, at that. I was not in company such as S. T. Joshi, Jason V Brock, Ann K. Schwader, Wilum Pugmire, Bruce Boston, and others. I owe Spectral Realms for leading me to where I am today and in knowing so many wonderful authors who share my passion for the dark weird world of poetry.