Ellen Datlow has unveiled her long list of honorable mentions from the most recent volume of her annual Best Horror of the Year series. Three of my stories (“Almost Human,” “The Barghest,” and “Count Brass”) made the list. All of those stories are available in Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings. In fact, of the ten stories in Never Bet the Devil, six made the honorable mention long list for the respective year in which they were first published. Can’t get much better than that, right?
At the same time, stories from Fungi received a whopping ten mentions on the long list, with nods going to John Langan’s “Hyphae,” Nick Mamatas’ “The Shaft Through the Middle of It All,” Ian Rogers’ “Out of the Blue,” Ann Schwader’s poem “Cordyceps Zombiii,” E.Catherine Tobler’s “New Feet Within My Garden Go,” Paul Tremblay’s “Our Stories Will Live Forever,” A.C. Wise’s “Where Dead Men Go to Dream,” Laird Barron’s “Gamma,” Richard Gavin’s “Goatsbride,” and Chadwick Ginther’s “First They Came for the Pigs.”