Bio

About Ellen

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty-five years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than ninety science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the Year, Lovecraft’s Monsters, Fearful Symmetries, Nightmare Carnival, The Cutting Room, The Doll Collection, and The Monstrous. Forthcoming are Children of Lovecraft, Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror, and Black Feathers.

She’s won multiple World Fantasy Awards, Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, Shirley Jackson Awards, and the 2012 Il Posto Nero Black Spot Award for Excellence as Best Foreign Editor. Datlow was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre,” was honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association, in acknowledgment of superior achievement over an entire career, and honored with the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention.

She lives in New York and co-hosts the monthly Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar. More information can be found at www.datlow.com, on Facebook, and on twitter as @EllenDatlow.

She’s also won nine Fantasy awards, in order:

The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy: Second Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: Fourth Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

Ellen Datlow for editing, Special Award-professional

Little Deaths, Ellen Datlow (Orion)

Silver Birch Blood Moon
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling eds.(Avon)

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Editors (Viking)

Salon Fantastique
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Thunder’s Mouth)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
Ellen Datlow, Editor (Tor)Ellen Datlow

Ellen was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.” She lives in New York.

Recent Honors and Awards

Hugo Award
Best Editor Short Fiction 2010

Bram Stoker Award
One with Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #13
and one with Nick Mamatas for Haunted Legends

International Horror Guild Award
for her anthologies The Dark and Inferno

Shirley Jackson Award
for her anthologies Poe and Inferno

Karl Edward Wagner Award
by the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.”

Lifetime Achievement Award
by The Horror Writer’s Association
in recognition of the recipient’s overall body of work.

Hugo Award
Best Editor Short Fiction 2009

Locus Award
by Locus Magazine
voted Best Editor in 2011

Hugo Award
Best Professional Editor 2005, 2002

Bibliography

There are two useful indices for readers of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror series: The SF List and The Sluice.

The Science Fiction Foundation Collection at The University of Liverpool contains holdings of the Ellen Datlow Papers that include the correspondence files of Ellen Datlow in her capacity as fiction editor of Omni magazine and Omni Online as well as some correspondence files from her role as editor of SciFiction. All material within the Ellen Datlow Papers is
available only to researchers for consultation in the University of Liverpool Library’s Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. special arrangement must be made in order to use the collection.

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Supernatural Noir, Dark Horse (June 2011)

Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy, St. Martin’s Press (July 2011)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (September 2011)

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, (reissue in hardcover) Fall River (B&N imprint)

After: Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Tales, with Terri Windling, Hyperion (2012)

“Year’s Best” Anthologies

Sixteen Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Terri Windling, St. Martin’s Press, Volume One through Sixteen, 1988-2002

Five Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, St. Martin’s Press, Volumes Seventeen through Twenty-One (2004-2008)

 

Anthologies

Omni Book of Science Fiction, Volumes One through Seven, Zebra

Blood Is Not Enough, William Morrow, 1989

Alien Sex, Dutton, 1990

A Whisper of Blood, William Morrow, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction One, Omni Books, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction Two, Omni Books, 1992

Omni Best Science Fiction Three, Omni Books, 1993

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1993

OmniVisions One, Omni Books, 1993

OmniVisions Two, Omni Books, 1994

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1994

Little Deaths, Millennium (UK), Dell (US), 1994

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, AvoNova/Morrow, 1995

Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex, St. Martin’s Press, 1996

Twists of the Tale: Stories of Cat Horror, Dell, 1996

Lethal Kisses–Revenge and Vengeance, Orion (UK), 1996

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1997

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling, HarperPrism, 1998

Silver Birch, Blood Moon, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1999

Black Heart, Ivory Bones, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 2000

Vanishing Acts,Tor Books, 2000

A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster, 2000

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, with Terri Windling, Viking, 2002

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling (reissued in mass market paperback) Avon, fall 2002

Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2003

The Dark: New Ghost Stories, Tor,2003

The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm, with Terri Windling, Viking (August 2004)

Salon Fantastique, with Terri Windling, Thunder’s Mouth Press (October 2006)

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking (September 2007)

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (November 2007)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Tor (December 2007)

The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Sixteen Original Works by Speculative Fiction’s Finest Voices, Del Rey (April 2008)

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, (reissued in trade paperback) Prime Books (April 2008)

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (April 2008)

A Whisper of Blood: A Collection of Modern Vampire Stories (reissue of Blood is Not Enough and A Whisper of Blood), Fall River (B&N Imprint) (August 2008)

Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Solaris (January 2009)

Twists of the Tale: An Anthology of Cat Horror, (reissued in trade paperback) Wildside Press (March 2009)

Nebula Awards Showcase 2009, Roc (March 2009)

Troll’s Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2009)

Lovecraft Unbound, Dark Horse Comics (October 2009)

Best Horror of the Year 1, Night Shade (October 2009)

Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Tachyon (February 2010)

Tails of Wonder and Imagination, Night Shade (February 2010)

Best Horror of the Year 2, Night Shade (April 2010)

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2010)

Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Prime (May 2010)

Haunted Legends (with Nick Mamatas), Tor Books (September 2010)

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 4, Night Shade (May 2102)

After: Nineteen stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia with Terri Windling, Hyperion (October 2012)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (October 2012)

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, with Terri Windling, Tor (March 2013)

Hauntings, Tachyon (March 2013)

Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology, Hydra House (July 2013)

Best Horror of the Year 5, Night Shade (September, 2013)

Lovecraft’s Monsters, Tachyon (April, 2014)

Fearful Symmetries, Chizine (May 2014)

Best Horror of the Year 6, Night Shade (June 2014)

Nightmare Carnival, Dark Horse (October 2014)

The Cutting Room, Tachyon (October 2014)