Yesterday we got an email from Dan Alatorre, editor for our new horror anthology The Box Under The Bed. Dan informed us that Ellen Datlow had contacted him and was interested in reviewing our book for placement in her publication The Best Horror of the Year. And I thought:
Holy haunted houses Batman!! Could this be true? THE Ellen Datlow wants to read OUR little ole anthology??
Well it turns out — it was true!
Ellen Datlow knows horror.
In case you are not super familiar with the world of Horror/ Fantasy literature, I should explain that Ms. Datlow is one of the top editors in the business. (Plus I have a ton of her cool anthologies, and I am a BIG fan! 🙂 ) A few of her professional accomplishments include:
- Fiction editor of Omni magazine 1981 through 1998
- Current editor of The Best Horror of the Year published by Night Shade Books.
- Won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor in 2002 and 2005
- Her editing work has been recognized with five Bram Stoker Awards and ten World Fantasy Awards
- Two International Horror Guild Awards for Best Anthology
- Recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.”
- Editor of Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells (2013)
Beware of Victoria!
- Editor of The Doll Collection (2016) and Mad Hatters and March Hares (2017)
- Won the Hugo for Best Short Form Editor in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017
- Won three Shirley Jackson Awards
- In 2011 she was given the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association.
Yes, all that! So you see I was clearly having a heart attack when I heard this news. I immediately contacted all our writers on Facebook and proceeded to to go insane.
Most glorious Monday EVER!!
Don’t forget, you can pre order a Kindle download of The Box Under The Bed for only 99 cents! Due for release on Oct. 1, just in time for Halloween. Click HERE for details.