Tuesday, March 24, 2009

'Unspeakable Horror' Named a Stoker Awards Finalist!

Dark Scribe Press is pleased to report that its debut title, UNSPEAKABLE HORROR: FROM THE SHADOWS OF THE CLOSET, has been named a finalist in the 2008 Bram Stoker Awards. Each year, the Horror Writer’s Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, DRACULA. The Stoker Awards were instituted immediately after the organization’s incorporation in 1987.

The Stoker Awards, like the Oscars, are non-juried awards. Any work of Horror first published in the English language may be considered for a Stoker during the year of its publication. The HWA membership at large recommends worthy works for consideration. A preliminary ballot is compiled using a formula based on recommendations. Two rounds of voting by the organization’s Active members determine first the finalists, and then the winners. The winners will be announced and the awards presented during a gala banquet held in California at the Burbank Marriott on June 13th in conjunction with the HWA’s annual conference.

Nominated for Superior Achievement in an Anthology, UNSPEAKABLE HORROR joins this year’s other nominees - including Stephen King, Gary Braunbeck, Nate Kenyon, and others - as they vie for honors in a total of (8) categories.

Vince Liaguno, co-editor of the project and Dark Scribe Press CEO, says that he’s “honored, humbled, and deeply appreciative of the HWA’s recognition of the UNSPEAKABLE HORROR anthology.”

Dark Scribe Press is also thrilled to announce the nominations of several of its UNSPEAKABLE contributors:

  • Sarah Langan, nominated in the Superior Achievement in Short Fiction category for “The Lost” from Cemetery Dance Publications;
  • Lee Thomas, also nominated in the Superior Achievement in Short Fiction for “Turtle” from Doorways Publications;
  • Lisa Morton, nominated for Superior Achivement in Non-Fiction for her book A HALLOWE’EN ANTHOLOGY from McFarland;
  • Kealan Patrick Burke, nominated for Superior Achievement in a Collection for THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA from Cemetery Dance Publications, which was also won DSM’s Black Quill Award (Editors’ Choice) for Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection earlier this year.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

'Unspeakable' Reviews...

From Fear Zone, an excerpt:

“In reflecting on this book, I'm reminded of how much fine work is being produced by the indie press. Liaguno and Helder, to their credit, took their time in producing the finest anthology possible, and the finished product doesn't disappoint. On the whole, Unspeakable is a highly recommended read for all horror fans, as it offers something for everyone. Lovers of the dark, the literary, the gruesome, and even the disgusting, will find something to treasure.” – Fear Zone (Full Review)

(Our sincerest thanks to reviewer Derek Clendening and Fear Zone editor Greg Lamberson!)

From Horror World, an excerpt:

"Whether you’re a fan of crime, mystery, fantasy or straight-up horror, chances are something that lurks in this anthology’s closet will reach out and grab you. And if you wind up sleeping with the lights on...you will have gotten your money’s worth." - Horror World (Full Review)

(Our sincerest thanks to reviewer Martel Sardina and Horror World editor Nanci Kalanta!)