Award News

Thursday, February 7th, 2008 • 4 Comments on Award News

I was notified a couple of days ago that my story “Specter of Sin,” which appeared in Call of the Dark, was short-listed for the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards:

The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards were created in 1998 by the Gaylactic Network to honor works in science fiction, fantasy and horror which include positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues. In 2002, the Awards were handed over to a newly formed, independent organization – the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Foundation.

My fabulous editor for that anthology was Reese Szymanski.  She’s a delight to work with and I was thrilled she chose my story for her anthology.  This was, in fact, my second published ghost story—the first one was for the local newspaper when I was 15.  Clearly, horror is not my genre.  Which makes this recognition all that much sweeter.  Thanks to Reese, Bella Books and the Spectrum Awards judges!

2007 Best Short Fiction Winners & Short List

(TIE) In the Quake Zone – David Gerrold (Down These Dark Spaceways – SFBC)
(TIE) Instinct – Joy Parks (The Future Is Queer – Arsenal Pulp)
(TIE) The Language of Moths – Christopher Barzak (Realms of Fantasy)

The Beatrix Gates – Rachel Pollack (The Future Is Queer – Arsenal Pulp)
Bones Like Black Sugar – Catherynne M Valente (Fantasy magazine – Prime)
The Captive Girl – Jennifer Pelland (Helix SF)
Caught by Skin – Steve Berman (Sex in the System – Thunder Mouth)
Facing Down Your Demons – Alexander Potter (All Hell Breaks Loose – DAW)
Fairy Tale Ending – L-J Baker (From the Asylum)
Obscure Relations – L Timmel Duchamp (The Future Is Queer – Arsenal Pulp)
Plums – Camilla Bruce (Shifting Again – Torquere)
Sleeping Bears Lie – Alex Draven (Shifting Too – Torquere)
The Specter of Sin – Kristina Wright (Call of the Dark – Bella)
There’s A Hole In The City – Richard Bowes (SciFiction – SciFi.Com)
Voce – Kimberly DeCina (Sleeping Beauty, Indeed – Torquere)
We Recruit – Julia Watts (Stake Through the Heart – Bella)

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