So the Horror Writers Association’s Preliminary Ballot for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards came out this morning, and I made the ballot…twice.
First, my novella collection, The End in All Beginnings (snazzy new cover above) made the preliminary ballot in the Fiction Collection Category.
And, rather unexpectedly, one of the novellas in that collection, “The Long, Long Breakdown,” made the preliminary ballot in the Long Fiction Category!
Now, this the first of three steps in the award process for the Stokers. Step two is this preliminary ballot voted on by active/lifetime members of the HWA and is culled down to five works that will appear on the final ballot. Then, the final ballot is voted on…then the Stoker winners are announced/presented at the Stoker Banquet (what Deb calls “Horror Prom”) at the World Horror Con in May.
I AM NOT A STOKER NOMINEE…yet. But hopefully I will make it to the final ballot…and the Stoker!
But I gotta say that I am thrilled. Proud! Ecstatic! Wish me luck!
Other potential award-type stuff might be going on, too. More on that when I know something…