Holly Phillips's collection In the Palace of Repose (Prime Books) has made the final ballot for the World Fantasy Awards in the category of best single-author collection category, and her story "The Other Grace" (from the collection) is a finalist in the short story category.
Other nominees in the best collection category are Joe Hill, 20th Century Ghosts (PS Publishing), Caitlín R. Kiernan, To Charles Fort, With Love (Subterranean Press), Kelly Link, Magic for Beginners (Small Beer Press), and Bruce Holland Rogers, The Keyhole Opera (Wheatland Press).
The other nominees in the short story category are Peter S. Beagle, "Two Hearts" (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 2005), Joe Hill, "Best New Horror" (Postscripts 3, Spring 2005), Caitlín R. Kiernan, "La Peau Verte" (To Charles Fort, With Love, Subterranean Press), and George Saunders, "CommComm" (The New Yorker, 08/01, 2005).
The awards will be presented at the 2006 World Fantasy Convention, which runs November 2 to 5 in Austin, TX.
This year's judges are Steve Lockley, Barbara Roden, Victoria Strauss, Jeff VanderMeer, and Andrew Wheeler.