I can also now announce that Helen Marshall has won the British Fantasy Award 2013 for Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award). Helen is a ferociously-talented writer who will have a massive impact on the field in coming years. And, yes, I am very happy with the decision that the jury reached. It was a strong field too, and several others on the shortlist would have made worthy winners.
Here are the final lists of nominees. One from each of these lists will win.
Hey, I rate a mention in the introduction because of a story I had in the British Fantasy Society Journal last year. Neat.
Ellen Datlow’s annual anthology represents the best in horror fiction and you should buy it if you’ve got any interest at all in the genre. And I’m not just saying that because I’m biased in any way. Look at the contributors to this volume if you don’t believe me.