Archives for April 2014
Yes, I’ll be on the west coast from May 8 to May 18th.
If you want to catch up with me, here’s my official schedule:
Portland, Oregon May 8-12
May 9th Friday
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM –Ross/Morrison
Panel: The Short Form
(Ellen Datlow, Nick Mamatas, Norman Patridge, John Shirley, E. Michael Lewis, James Lea, Minerva Zimmerman)
The short Horror story delivers a great deal of payoff to author and reader alike, and is one of the best ways to deliver Horror. Authors in the field discuss the most efficient means of administration, animation and continued locomotion.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM –Sellwood
Panel: That is Not Dead – H. P. Lovecraft’s Contributions To Modern Horror
(S.T. Joshi, Wilum Pugmire, Cody Goodfellow, Nick Mamatas, Ross Lockhart, Ellen Datlow)
Six of the Lovecraft Circle’s brightest lights explain the renaissance going on in the Cosmic Horror subgenre today, from ‘True Detective’ back to the Providence Spook’s own literary and anthropological influences.
Friday 3-4pm signing at the Book Bin table in the Dealer’s Room -I’ll be signing Lovecraft’s Monsters (with Steve Rasnic Tem) and The Best Horror of the Year #5.
Friday 6-9pm Mass Autograph Signing-Willamette Foyer
All of your favorite writers are in one spot and are willing to sign books!
May 10th Saturday
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM –Ross/Morrison
Panel: How To Put Together A Great Anthology
(Paula Guran, Ellen Datlow, Nick Mamatas, Ross Lockhart, Jennifer Brozek) Professional anthologists, from the collector of the YEAR’S BEST HORROR to the co-editor of the original BOOK OF THE DEAD discuss the ways that the multi-headed anthology beast survives its infancy and becomes remembered.”
May 13- Tuesday: San Francisco, CA
Borderlands Books: signing: 7-8pm
May 17th Saturday San Jose Nebula weekend
1-2pm Short Fiction Editors
Scott Edelman (m)
John Joseph Adams
Call for Submissions
I am editing the anthology series Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade Books) and am currently reading for the seventh volume, which will include all material published in 2014. Reprints only.
I am looking for stories and poetry from all branches of horror: from the traditional-supernatural to the borderline, including high-tech sf horror, supernatural stories, psychological horror, dark crime, or anything else that might qualify. If in doubt, send it. This is a reprint anthology so I am only reading material published in or about to be published in 2014. Submission deadline for stories is December 1st 2014. Anything sent after this deadline will reach me too late. For December publications, I’ll look at galleys or manuscripts. No email submissions unless you live outside the US. Authors should check that their publishers are sending review copies to me as I don’t have time or energy to nag publishers to get me material. I request it once (maybe twice) and that’s it.
There will be a summation of “the year in horror” in the front of the volume. This includes novels, nonfiction, poetry, art books, and “odds and ends”– material that doesn’t fit elsewhere but that I feel might interest the horror reader. But I must be aware of this material in order to mention it. The deadline for submissions to this section is December 15th, 2014.
Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven
511 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011-8436
****I do not want manuscripts of stories from venues that it’s likely I already receive (like Interzone, Black Static, Crimewave, Cemetery Dance, Postscripts, F&SF and the other digests, etc) or from anthologies and collections, unless I don’t have or can’t get that anthology or collection. Again, please ask your publisher to send me the magazine or book. For online publications, please have your publishers send me email files of your stories. I will also accept printouts of stories produced and first “published” in 2014 as podcasts.
Please do not send an SASE. If I choose a story you will be informed. For confirmation that I‘ve received something, enclose a self-addressed-stamped postcard and I will let you know the date it arrived.
If you have a question you can email me at datlow at yahoo dot com
Since mid-March I’ve bought three stories for Tor.com. These include
Kathleen Ann Goonan’s “Stubby” novelette (aka Tor.com anniversary story with space ship(s), A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star scheduled for July 2nd
Lavie Tidhar’s creepy little horror tale Selfies scheduled for September 17th
Elizabeth Bear’s sf story The Chance Planet, not yet scheduled.
And forthcoming are:
The End of the End of Everything by Dale Bailey an sf/horror novelette that’s as brilliant (in a completely different way) as his story published in 2013, A Rumor of Angels. April 23
Among the Thorns by Veronica Schanoes a novelette using fairy tale tropes her dark fantasy historical explorations (as did Burning Girls, her Nebula nominee from 2013. April 30
The Walking-stick Forest by Anna Tambour, a nasty, but ultimately uplifting dark fantasy story May 21
The Insects of Love by Genevieve Valentine is a weird turn that’s very different from the author’s western/steampunk Terrain from 2013. May 28
Chapter Six by Stephen Graham Jones is a zombie story (oh yes, it is) June 11
The Color of Paradox by A.M. Dellamonica a science fiction/time travel story June 25
Sleep Walking Now and Then by Richard Bowes is a futuristic novelette about theater July 9
La Signora by Bruce McAllister is a dark fantasy taking place in Italy-in the same world as the author’s 2013 novel The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic June 16