Two SF Canada members have been nominated for Black Quill Awards, a new award created by Dark Scribe Magazine to honor the best in dark genre fiction.
John R. Little's novelette Placeholders has been nominated in the Best Small Press Chill category, which includes all novels and novellas published by small press pubblishers. Placeholders was published by Necessary Evil Press in a limited edition in September.
Chiaroscuro, edited by Brett Alexander Savory, has been nominated in the Best Dark Genre Short Fiction Magazine category; the award goes to the editor.
Other nominees in the Best Small Press Chill category are Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge (Cemetery Dance), Midlisters by Kealan Patrick Burke (Biting Dog Press), The Cage by Jason Brannon (KHP Publishers), The Haunted Forest Tour by Jeff Strand and James A. Moore (Earthling Publications), and Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman (Haworth Positronic Press).
Other nominees in the Best Dark Genre Short Fiction Magazine are Cemetery Dance, edited by Richard Chizmar (print); Dark Discoveries, edited by Editor James Beach (print), Dark Recesses Press, edited by Boyd Harris, CJ Hurtt and Vincent VanAllen (virtual), Estronomicon, edited by Steve Upham (virtual), and Postscripts, edited by Peter Crowther and Nick Gevers (print).
Nominees were selected by the editors and active contributing writers of Dark Scribe Magazine. Readers of the magazine can now vote until the end of January. Two winners will be selected in each category: Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice. Winners will be announced around January 31.