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Call for Submissions for The Best horror of the Year volume 5 (2012)
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ellen_datlow
Call for Submissions

I am editing the anthology series Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade Books) and am currently reading for the fifth volume, which will include all material published in 2012.

I am looking for stories from all branches of horror: from the traditional-supernatural to the borderline, including high-tech sf horror, supernatural stories, psychological horror, dark thrillers, 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 2012. Submission deadline for stories is December 1st 2012. Anything sent after this deadline will reach me too late. If a magazine, anthology, or collection you’re in or you publish is coming out in December, you can send me galleys or manuscripts so that I can judge the stories in time. No email submissions. I strongly suggest that authors check with their publishers that they 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 will include novels, nonfiction, 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 receipt of material for this section is December 15th, 2012.
Ellen Datlow
Best Horror of the Year Volume Five
PMB 391
511 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011-8436

****I do not want to receive manuscripts from authors of stories from venues that it’s likely I already receive (like Interzone, Black Static, Crimewave, Cemetery Dance, Postscripts, Weird Tales, 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. Please contact your publisher and ask him/her to send me the magazine or book.
For online publications, I prefer print submissions, so if your publisher doesn’t send them out please do so yourself. I will also accept printouts of stories produced and first “published” in 2012 as podcasts.

Please do not send a SASE. If I choose a story you will be informed. If you want to confirm that I‘ve received something, enclose a self-addressed-stamped postcard and I will let you know the date it arrived. For stories that appear on the web, please send me (or have the publisher send me) print-outs of your story.
thanks

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Did you see the "House of Fear" antho from Solaris? If not, I'll have them send you one...
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I'M READING FOR 2012!!!!
(yes I saw it--and took a story from it)for Best Horror #4.
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Whoops. Sorry. I am being miraculously dim today.
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January 12, 2012 Links and Plugs

User charlesatan referenced to your post from January 12, 2012 Links and Plugs saying: [...] for Submissions for The Best horror of the Year volume 5 (2012) [...]
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Bill Stiteler on the Critters site is the next Stephen King in my opinion. He has this awesome female character in a story called The Old Ones.
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Critters is a workshop. Anything on it is privately critiqued am I correct? That means it isn't published.
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Yeah, it isn't published. He has a story called The Ohio Job which is going to be in Stupefying Tales. I keep checking their facebook for its release. Sorry, I get geeky about writers and artists.
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If "The Ohio Job" is horror, it would help if you suggested he get me a copy once it's been published.
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Ok, thank you.
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May I excerpt part of your text into a blog post on Underwords? Happy reading! I hope you find some gems. :-)

Cheers,
Erin
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Please yes. (and please make sure you keep that it's "reprint only" and publication in 2012. :-)
thanks
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Great! The word has been spread. http://underwordspress.com/2012/10/12/best-horror-2012-subs/

Looking forward to the anthology.
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Have you read the anthology 'Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities'? Do you read stories from the Lovecraft eZine as a matter of course?
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I have it but haven't read it yet.

Yes. The publisher emails me the pdf file of the magazine whenever it's out.
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Hi Ellen,

Do you receive anthologies from: Blood Bound Books, Static Movement and Rainstorm Press?

Nicky Peacock
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So far I've gotten one anthology from Blood BOund, nothing from the other two. If you have something in their anthologies, please request that they submit the entire book to me.
thanks
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Hello.

Have you received the latest Cover of Darkness Antho- Denizens of Darkness?
Published by Sam's Dot Publishing.

If not, I will have the Editor send you a copy.

Thank you.

Trevor
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I don't believe I have.
Thanks
Ellen
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Hello,

I have had more than one author from the same anthology request that we endorse them for submission. Is that acceptable, or may we only endorse one author per anthology?

Thank you,
Nina D'Arcangela
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I don't want "endorsements"-I want to see the entire anthology so I can judge each story for myself.
Thanks though for asking.
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Thank you very much for the quick reply. One of the authors specifically asked for an endorsement, and I wasn't sure if he'd read that portion of the submission allowance on another blog or web site. Thank you again for replying so quickly.
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I don't even understand what that means in the context of my antho ;-)
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To be honest with you, I didn't either, but they asked so I felt obligated to find out if it was necessary. :)
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