Monday, December 01, 2008

Three SF Canada members nominated for Black Quill Awards

Three SF Canada members are among the nominees for the second annual Black Quill Awards awarded by Dark Scribe Magazine, "the virtual magazine dedicated to the books that keep readers up at night."

John R. Little is nominated in the category of Best Small Press Chill, for a novel or novella published by a small press, for Miranda (Bad Moon Books); other nominees are Into the Cruel Sea by Rich Ristow (Skullvines Press); Johnny Gruesome by Gregory Lamberson (Medallion Press); The Confessions of St. Zach by Gene O'Neill (Bad Moon Books); The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press); and Veins by Lawrence C. Connolly (Fantasist Enterprises).

Michael Colangelo is nominated for "Dust and Bibles" (Chizine #35) in the category of Best Dark Scribble, for a single work, non-anthology short fiction appearing in a print or virtual magazine; other nominees in that category are "Afterlife” by Sarah Langan (Horror World), "Captain’s Lament” by Stephen Graham Jones (Clarkesworld #17); “Teeth” by Stephen Dedman (Clarkesworld #18); “The Blog at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay (Chizine #38); and “Turtle” by Lee Thomas (Doorways Magazine #4).

Finally, ChiZine, edited by Brett Alexander Savory, is nominated in the category of Best Dark Genre Short Fiction Magazine. Other nominees are Apex Magazine, edited by Jason Sizemore; Cemetery Dance, edited by Richard Chizmar; Clarkesworld, currently edited by Sean Wallace and Neil Clarke and formerly by Nick Mamatas; Doorways Magazine, edited by Brian Yount and Mort Castle, and Shroud Magazine, edited by Timothy Deal.

There are seven categories in all. Nominations are made by both editors and active contributing writers. Readers are then invited to vote in each category, and two winners are announced in each category: Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice. Winners will receive "recognition in DSM, inclusion in press release materials announcing both nominations and winners, a virtual icon to be used on their own website, and a handsome award certificate."

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