Noted editor, Ellen Datlow’s Best of Horror anthology is one which many authors would love to be included in – and if they don’t make the final cut, to learn they’re on the longlist is an event in itself. This year saw a major step forward for me personally in that I achieved the latter! Some wonderful person put the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume IX forward and my poem, Death Mask, was selected for the list. This in turn has given me the confidence to submit some of my published work from this year for next year’s consideration.
This has been a lovely way of seeing out a year which was initially fraught with publishing difficulty until the wonderful Brigids Gate Press came along.