Arterial Bloom Made the Preliminary Ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards!

Arterial Bloom is in the running for Superior Achievement in an Anthology! Who is over the moon? Why, I am! Simply over the moon. <3

Arterial Bloom is the little anthology that could, and I couldn’t be happier. From the gorgeous cover art by Todd Keisling to the layered, chilling stories within, I think it’s a beautiful and meaningful piece of literature. It’s vicious and elegant, and I’m thrilled to have these authors recognized. They worked very hard. Hooray!

There are ten wonderful anthologies on the ballot. They are:

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Bailey, Michael and Murano, Doug – Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (Written Backwards)

Cagle, Ryan and Jenkins, James D. – The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories, Volume 1 (Valancourt Books)

Flynn, Geneve and Murray, Lee – Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (Omnium Gatherum Media)

Givens Kurtz, Nicole – Slay: Stories of the Vampire (Mocha Memoirs Press)

Kelly, Michael – Shadows & Tall Trees 8 (Undertow Publications)

Kolesnik, Samantha – Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror (Grindhouse Press)

Neal, David T. and Scott, Christine M. – The Fiends in the Furrows II: More Tales of Folk Horror (Nosetouch Press)

Rector, Jeani and Wild, Dean H. – The Horror Zine’s Book of Ghost Stories (HellBound Books Publishing, LLC)

Tantlinger, Sara – Not All Monsters: A Strangehouse Anthology by Women of Horror (Rooster Republic Press)

Yardley, Mercedes M. – Arterial Bloom (Crystal Lake Publishing)

It’s been a tough year, but it was a good one for horror. Congratulations to every one of us in the literary world who managed to create, persevere, and read, whether there are awards involved or not. There’s an extra feeling of celebration for each other this year, I think. Let’s all raise a virtual glass as friends and colleagues. I love you, my darlings!

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