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Status of YBFH #22 IMPORTANT
Further to Gavin and Kelly's post about Bad news about YBFH --yes the YBFH is no more but I'm delighted to announce that I've just been offered a two book deal with Night Shade to edit a Best of the Year in Horror anthology (not titled yet)--for this year and next...

The deal is not set in stone but there's no reason to believe it's not a "go."

So thank you Terri, Kelly, Gavin, and of course Jim Frenkel and Tom Canty for the many enjoyable years I've worked with you all on this massive project.

And here's a virtual toast to my new endeavor.

addition: I wrote the above off the cuff yesterday because I felt pressure to get something out but I'd like to add this.

Without Jim Frenkel, the series would haven't existed at all. It was his brainchild from the very first volume, to gather fantasy and horror short fiction in one place. He asked me and Terri Windling to co-edit such a book, she handling fantasy, me horror. We agreed and that's how it all began --Jim was the packager for all twenty-one years of the existence of the anthology.

added January 14:
Terri sums it all up most graciously and eloquently on her blog

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Thanks! You're the first to respond :-) --if it does well enough, I presume they will. Our contract with St Martin's was only one year at a time so at least now I know I'm doing it this year and next. (or last year and this, depending on your pov!)
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Ah, the joy of limited-but-still-there job security!
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Well, freelance anthology editing doesn't really provide any security whatsoever :-)
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Have you seen this yet?

(This explains where all the money is at McMillan)
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