Not only that, DARK SCRIBE is holding a competition for its Black Quill Awards -- ballots are on the site now and include The Caretaker of Lorne Field, that wild horror novella by crime fiction author Dave Zeltserman -- and here's the deal:
Nominations for the Black Quills are editorial-based, with both the editors and active contributing writers submitting nominations in each of the seven categories. Once nominations are announced, the readers of DSM have an opportunity to cast their votes for their picks in each category. In a unique spin intended to celebrate both critical and popular success, two winners are announced in each category – Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice.
All dark genre works published between November 1st, 2009 and October 31st, 2010 are eligible. DSM does not solicit nominations, nor are there any fees associated with the Black Quills.
Please note that only one ballot per email/IP address will be accepted. Multiple ballots received from the same email/IP address will be discarded.
Reader voting closes at midnight EST on Friday, January 21st, 2011.Winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011.