Ellen Datlow, editor of Best Horror of the Year Volume Two, is now reading for the anthology. All material should be published in 2009

“I am looking for stories from all branches of horror: from the traditional-supernatural to the borderline, including high-tech sf horror, supernatural stories, psychological horror, dark thrillers, or anything else that might qualify,” Datlow reports. “If in doubt, send it. This is a reprint anthology so I am only reading material published in or about to be published in 2009. Submission deadline for stories is December 15th 2009. Anything sent after this deadline will reach me too late. If a magazine, anthology, or collection you’re in or you edit is coming out by December 31st, you can send me galleys or manuscripts so that I can judge the stories in time. No email submissions. I strongly suggest that authors check with their publishers that they are sending review copies to me as I don’t have time or energy to nag publishers to get me material. I request it once (maybe twice) and that’s it.”

The anthology will include a summation of “the year in horror” in the front of the volume. This will include novels, nonfiction, art books, and “odds and ends” – material that doesn’t fit elsewhere but that Datlow feels might interest the horror reader. The deadline for this section is January 15th, 2010.

“I do not want to receive manuscripts from authors of stories from venues that it’s likely I already receive (like Interzone, The Third Alternative, Cemetery Dance, Subterranean, Postscripts, Weird Tales, F&SF, etc) or from anthologies and collections, unless I don’t have or can’t get that anthology or collection. Please contact your publisher and ask him/her to send me the magazine or book.”

Material should be sent to:

Ellen Datlow
Best Horror of the Year Volume One
PMB 391
511 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011-8436

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