I picked up a couple of Honourable Mentions in Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Horror. Whilst there were 608 HMs in all, and it could be argued that they are 'close but no cigar' entities in that the stories mentioned didn't make it into the actual anthology, my inclusion never-the-less made me smile.
I suppose we cling to any nod that we're heading in the right direction. And there is, of course, the thought that Datlow is amongst the top editors in her field.
First mention was for my story This is Mary's Moon, published in Black Static issue 22.
The second was for 'Ruth Across the Sea', published as a flash fiction winner in issue three of Shock Totem.
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