For such an early incarnation of our press, Postscripts to Darkness Volume 2 sure is The Little Issue that Could. We already boasted about how Chris Willard’s “What a Picture Doesn’t Say” was selected for Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, while Ranylt Richildis’s “Long After the Greeks” earned an honourable mention. Now we learn that Daniel Lalonde’s “St. Gertrude’s Boys’ Choir” found its way onto Ellen Datlow’s long-list for The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5. We could not be happier for Danny, erstwhile contributor and current PstD designer. Three PstD 2 tales given such accolades? We blush.
We’re also delighted that several other PstD contributors earned a spot on Datlow’s venerable list for work that appeared in other publications last year. Helen Marshall, Stephen McQuiggan, and Ralph Robert Moore earned a nod, as did two yet-to-be-named Volume 5 contributors (they know who they are). Our poetry editor, Dominik Parisien, got a nod, as well. Good show, folks. Enjoy rubbing elbows with Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Stephen King, and Joe Hill.
Lastly, warm congrats to friends of PstD and canny editors Amal El-Mohtar (Goblin Fruit) and Michael Kelly (Shadows & Tall Trees), who first published work that Datlow will include in The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5. Thanks for bringing such lovely lays to light.