Bedtime Stories for Yasmin, by Robert Shearman – Reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2013.
Bedtime Stories for Yasmin, by Robert Shearman – Honorable Mention (Short List), The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.
None So Blind, by Stephen Bacon – Reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.
Kill All Monsters, by Gary McMahon – Reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.
Night Fishing, by Ray Cluley – Reprinted in Wilde Stories 2013: The Best Gay Speculative Fiction.
The Candle, by Ian Rogers – Reprinted in Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction, and Honourable Mention in The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 4 (Long List)
At the Top of the Stairs, by Richard Harland – Reprinted in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror.
The Pool, by Alison J. Littlewood – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 4 (Long List)
Devil’s Music, by Louis Marvick - Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 4 (Long List)
Voices Carry, by Eric Schaller - Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 4 (Long List)
The Ghost Days of Melody Brown, by Geordie Flantz – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3 (Short List)
The Coming of Ghosts, by Sandra Kasturi – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3 (Short List)
Crow’s Nest, by Joel Lane – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3 (Long List)
Everything Floats, by Simon Strantzas – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3 (Long List)
Short-listed for Best Periodical Award from The British Fantasy Society.
Short-listed for Magazine of the Year from This is Horror.
“Michael Kelly’s Shadows and Tall Trees is a smart, soulful, illuminating investigation of the many forms and tactics available to those writers involved in one of our moment’s most interesting and necessary projects, that of opening up horror literature to every sort of formal interrogation. It is a beautiful and courageous journal.”
This looks to be the perfect magazine for aficionados of low-key horror. Bravo!
– Ellen Datlow, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3.
Like mist creeping though a northern forest, this journal of the ghostly and ghastly will have you starting at sudden noises, and recoiling from half-glimpsed faces in the shadows on the wall.
– Laird Barron, Author of The Croning, and Occultation.
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–Glen Hirshberg, Author of The Book of Bunk, and American Morons.
Shadows & Tall Trees is a really strong collection of stories, a high quality product with high quality writing. I thoroughly recommend it and look forward to Issue 4. -Anthony Watson, Dark Musings
Just received a copy of the latest issue of this superb little publication from Undertow Books. The editor, Michael Kelly, is creating something quite special here, I feel. Expertly produced and presented, an example of what a horror publication of this type should ‘feel’ like when you pull it out of the envelope. Another great selection of tight, quiet horror stories in this issue, stories that unsettle and cause the reader to think beyond the parameters of the ordinary. Issue 2 contained a story ‘Back Amongst the Shy Trees’ by Steve Rasnic Tem that any writer of horror ought to aspire to. -Danny Rhodes, The Crow’s Nest II
Editor/publisher Michael Kelly ‘s aim, is, professedly, to offer good quality short fiction in the horror genre. I can testify that he’s doing a great job and the third issue of “Shadows & Tall Trees” provides further evidence of his continuous success in that difficult task. The journal (which actually has the format and the layout of a short story anthology) manages once again to recruit excellent writers at the top of their game. I guarantee it’s worth your money. – Mario Guslandi, Horror World
Shadows and Tall Trees appears to have a bright future and may well become one of the places to go to find new weird fiction. -Speculative Fiction Junkie
“Kelly is doing a wonderful job collecting and publishing authors who really have significant literary talents. ” -Benjamin Uminsky, Goodreads
“Shadows & Tall Trees edited by Michael Kelly published its second issue in Autumn 2011 and continues to fulfill its promise with an attractive, readable design and strong dark fiction…” -Ellen Datlow, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 4.