Writers strive in several directions… To be published in great places, to attract readers to our work, and to achieve the approval of editors we respect.
Ellen Datlow is the top editor in the fields of Horror and Weird Fiction, and her Best Horror of the Year is an essential summary of every year’s activities. I’m pleased and very flattered to see Ellen Datlow’s 2016 Honorable Mentions list for Best Horror of the Year includes four of my stories, incuding two from my first collection and two that will be in my second collection.
Griffin, Michael “Endure with a Dying Frame,” The Lovecraft ezine, #38.
Griffin, Michael “The Black Vein Runs Deep,” The Lure of Devouring Light.
Griffin, Michael “The Human Alchemy,” Eternal Frankenstein.
Griffin, Michael “The Jewel in the Eye,” The Lure of Devouring Light.
The full Honorable Mentions list for 2016 is spread across 3 pages, and all my entries are on page 1 because of the way the alphabet works.
My thanks to Ellen for the endorsement, and to Ross E. Lockhart for publishing Lure of Devouring Light and Eternal Frankenstein, and to Lovecraft eZine for publishing “Endure Within a Dying Frame.” The above-mentioned second collection, called The Human Alchemy, will include that story as well as “Endure Within a Dying Frame” and several others, and should appear in 2018.