HWA Market Report #212


Best Horror of the Year #6--PMB 391, 511 Avenue of the Americas, NY NY 10011-8436. Editor: Ellen Datlow. "I am editing the anthology series Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade Books) and am currently reading for the sixth volume, which will include all material published in 2013. 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 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 2013."

"Submission deadline for stories is December 1, 2013. 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 E-mail submissions unless you live outside the U.S. 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, 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 receipt of material for this section is December 15, 2013."

"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, please have your publishers send me e-copies of the stories. I will also accept printouts of stories produced and first 'published' in 2013 as podcasts."

"Please do not send an 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."