Well, eighty-plus entries later, we have a some winners and honorable mentions in our New Weird contest. (You can order the antho here.) We had to make a few very difficult decisions because so many people submitted so many cool stories. Our admittedly unscientific process was for Ann to read them and narrow it down, and then from the semi-finalists, I chose the three winners and the three HMs. So, the envelope please…
These are in alphabetical order–we decided against awarding first, second, and third place since all three were so great.
All of three of these semi-anonymous people (email me at vanderworld at hotmail.com with your full name and I’ll add it in) have won one copy of each anthology we edit between now and 2010, personalized. That includes The New Weird, Steampunk, The Leonardo Variations (Clarion charity anthology), Fast Ships/Black Sails (pirates), Best American Fantasy 2, Best Horror 2009, Last Drink Bird Head, Mapping the Beast: The Best of Leviathan, and various other anthologies currently in the planning stages. We’re also throwing in the first two issues of Weird Tales with Ann as fiction editor and the following additional books: a first edition Shriek hardcover, a copy of the forthcoming Predator novel, a Situation (PS Publishing), and copies of Veniss Underground, City of Saints, and Secret Life
All three will receive a copy of The New Weird, personalized by us. (Just email us at vanderworld at hotmail.com to give us your mailing address.) You can read their entries along with all of the others submitted here.
P.S. If anyone posts a brilliant piece between now (11:54 and midnight), we’ll just add another winner. Just so much to do tomorrow, I needed to get a head-start…