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Don’t Forget!

There’s still time to vote for this!

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Click on over to the first annual Apex Magazine Story of the Year Award and cast your ballot.

I do have a story on the ballot — “Poor Man’s Roses”, which appeared in October.

Voting will continue through January 30th. The story receiving the most votes will be announced on February 1st. The author of the Apex Magazine Story of the Year will receive a trophy and the unique distinction of being the best Apex had to offer during 2009.

…and we thank you for your support.

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The 2010 Award Pimpage Post

I’ve always found this brand of year-in-review post — typically done by my favorite authors in the first week of January — far more considerate and helpful than self-serving. I know who my favorite authors are and I’ve read their stories…but gods help me if I can remember when they were all published.

Plus, it’s nice to have all of this stuff compiled in one place. I only hope this post is as helpful to you as it has been for me.

Most of these are available to read for free on the internet — I encourage you to check them out. Just click on the story titles.

And hey…there’s always the Hugo for Best Fan Blog…

Best Short Story:

“A Poor Man’s Roses”Apex Magazine

“The Giant & The Unicorn” — Shimmer, Clockwork Jungle Issue

“The Monster & Mrs. Blake”The Story Station

“The Witch of Black Mountain” Harlan County Horrors (anthology)

“La Reine Rouge” — from my blog, for “Kill Brian Keene Day” (to benefit the Shirley Jackson Awards)


Best Graphic Story:

“Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome”Thaumatrope month-long Twitter serial, illustrated by J. K. Lee. The link will take you to a Picasa Gallery where you can view each day’s illustrations — the Tweets are below in the comments section. It’s the closest thing you’ll get to an online picture book, really.

Poetry:

“Rabbit in the Moon”Everyday Weirdness

Essays:

“Teen Angel, Dark”Weird Tales Growing Up Poe issue

“Here Lies an Era” — Apex Magazine

“The Still & The Storm” — Apex Magazine

…and of course, all the various and sundry ones from this blog. The highlights of which are probably “The Friendly Skies” and “Susan Boyle: It Takes One to Know One” Have you got a favorite from 2009?

Best Dramatic Presentation (short form):

Heeheeheehee…okay, maybe not. But I think that video I put together to apply for the job on that barrier island in Australia should at least get a shot, don’t you?

Podcasts:

“Foiled” — Alex Magazine

Interviews:

Lora Innes, Ken Scholes, Nick Mamatas, J. F. Lewis, David Macinnis Gill, C. C. Finlay, Diana Rowland, Alfred Martino, Leanna Hieber, Cherie Priest, Sarah Pinborough, Daniel Waters, Peter S. Beagle

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Apex Magazine Story of the Year Award

Apex needs your votes!

Click on over to the first annual Apex Magazine Story of the Year Award and cast your ballot. Yes, for those curious persons, I do have a story on the ballot — “Poor Man’s Roses”, which appeared in October.

Voting starts tonight and will continue through January 30th. The story receiving the most votes will be announced on February 1st. The author of the Apex Magazine Story of the Year will receive a trophy and the unique distinction of being the best Apex had to offer during 2009.

…and we thank you for your support.

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Hugo Reminder

I’ll be entering my nominations today or tomorrow. Have you submitted yours?

For your nominating convenience:

* Awards pimpage of my own work:
         Short Story: "Blood & Water" — read for free at IGMS until March 31st
         Related Work: Beauty & Dynamite, Apex Publications

* SF Awards Watch with their recommendation lists.

* Writertopia with the Campbell eligible list.

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Can we call it the Hurley Award?

While "Blood & Water" missed the preliminary Stoker ballot, it has been brought to my attention that it is still eligible for the Hugo Awards.

And it’s still available to read for free at IGMS.

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Stoker Nomination Addendum

Per apexdigest : "You’ll want to mention your wonderful publisher will send copies of B&D to interested HWA Actives (or PDFs if they prefer)."

If you are a voting member of the HWA and would like a review copy of Beauty & Dynamite, please email my wonderful publisher: jason[at]apexdigest.com.

Apex also celebrates fellow nominees Maurice Broaddus, Wrath James White, and Fran Friel. GO APEX!

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An Honor to be Nominated

Hooray! Beauty and Dynamite has officially made the preliminary ballot (aka "the long list") for the Bram Stoker Award. (Greg Lamberson has the whole kit & Kaboodle here.) So…um…vote for me.

And then go read The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft, by Nick Mamatas and Tim Pratt.

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