Thursday, 29 December 2011

'Preditors & Editors Readers Poll' 2011...

It's that time of year again. It's great to see so many of my writer friends nominated for awards this year. 


Personally, I'm ecstatic that my adult zombie short, Supper Time, has been nominated in the 'Best Short Horror Story' category. It's in good company along with the likes of...
...the popular Drunk On The Moon by Paul D Brazill... Getting High On Daisy by the inimitable Richard Godwin... The Endless Game by Anthony Cowin... It's A Curse by K A Laity... The Devil's Music, Raised In Hell by Julia Madeleine... and Still Alive by Erin Cole... the list goes on...


You can vote for your favourite horror short here...
http://critters.org/predpoll/shortstoryh.shtml


Some selfless, hard-working ezine editors have been nominated... 
... notably and unsurprisingly, my long time mate, David Barber for resurrecting The Flash Fiction Offensive so adeptly... and my co-editor over at Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers, Lily Childs, who has invigorated TKnC with her class. Top notch U.S. editor, David Cranmer is also one of my faves, for the sterling work he does over at Beat To A Pulp.


If you have a minute, vote here...
http://critters.org/predpoll/zineeditor.shtml


It's also good to see that The Flash Fiction Offensive and Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers are in the race for 'Best Fiction Magazine' too! 


Here's the link: http://critters.org/predpoll/fictionzine.shtml

Plus, David Barber's short, Best Mates and Lovers, earned a deserved nomination in the 'All Other Short Stories' section along with some crackers from Darren Sant, Graham Smith, Luca Veste, Ben Sobieck and Pete Sortwell, to name a few.


Vote here:http://critters.org/predpoll/shortstory.shtml 


Current standings are here.

The poll runs through to January 10th 2012.


Ps. Sorry if I missed you - nominations increase hourly.

13 comments:

Jeanette Cheezum said...

Col, this is an amazing list of great writers. I'm on my way to vote again this year for all the greats. Congrats to all.

Happy New Year.

Jeanette Cheezum

Col Bury said...

I know, Jeanette. Tried to keep the post succinct - I really could have gone on and on... :-)

Best,
Col

Groovydaz40 said...

I think I speak for all of us when I say what you editors do in giving you time is greatly appreciated. You and Dave are top blokes I am honoured to know.

Thanks also for the name check mate.

Anthony Cowin said...

Thanks for the mention Col. I agree some brilliant talent on there in both writers and editor categories. Not forgetting best e-zines too!

Best of luck to all.

Rosalind Smith-Nazilli said...

Congratulations to all of you... My votes are cast and I will take this opportunity to say thank you for every thing you do...xx

Paul D Brazill said...

You see, what'll happen is that Supper Time will become your most popular story and you'll have to transform yourself into a horror writer, like I did!

Col Bury said...

Daz,
Thanks for your kind words, mate.

Tony,
Cheers. See you're at #2 - good luck, mate!

Rosie,
Ta very much. x

Paul,
Yeah, you may have a point, mate. TKnC makes me writing cross genre stuff anyway, but this was my only horror story of 2011.

Happy New Year to all,
Col

Les Edgerton said...

Best of luck, Col... and everybody else! There are some fantastic writers in the race(s)!

Col Bury said...

Cheers, Les.
I see you're not doing so bad! :-)
Have a great new year, buddy.

BJ TITZENGOLF - EDITOR said...

Thanks for the mentions, Col. I'm in with some fine people. Good luck to all!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY FRIEND. BEST OF BRITISH TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILY. ALL OUR LOVE FROM UP HERE IN SCOTLAND!! xx

Tim Mayer said...

Great Blog. Just reviewed your selection to OFF THE RECORD.

Col Bury said...

Hey, thanks a lot, Tim. Shared it everywhere, commented 'n' now follow you too!

Best,
Col

Col Bury said...

Sorry, BJ! How rude of me. Cheers, buddy. Good luck to you too. And a Happy New Year to you 'n' yours from the Burys.