Accolades

Aickman’s Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas

 

Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award.
Finalist for the World Fantasy Award
Finalist for the British Fantasy Award.
‘The Dying Season,’ by Lynda E. Rucker, Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award.
‘Seven Minutes in Heaven,’ by Nadia Bulkin, Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award.
‘Underground Economy,’ by John Langan, reprinted in the Best Horror of the Year.
‘Underground Economy,’ by John Langan, reprinted in the Best New Horror.
‘The Lake,’ by Daniel Mills, reprinted in Best New Horror.
‘Seaside Town,’ by Brian Evenson, reprinted in Year’s Best Weird Fiction.
‘Seven Minutes in Heaven,’ by Nadia Bulkin, reprinted in Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror.
‘Camp,’ by David Nickle, reprinted in Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction.
 
Skein and Bone, by V.H. Leslie
Finalist for the World Fantasy Award
Finalist for the British Fantasy Award.
‘The Blue Room’ – Finalist for the British Fantasy Award.
Meet Me in the Middle of the Air, by Eric Schaller
Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly
In a remarkably effective debut collection … Schaller is both unflinching and delicate in his dissection of human vulnerability. This most impressive collection will immediately earn him a devoted following among literary horror fans.
Shadows & Tall Trees

“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.”
-Peter Straub

This looks to be the perfect magazine for aficionados of low-key horror. Bravo!
– Ellen Datlow, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3.

Issue 6

Finalist for the World Fantasy Award (Anthology)

Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award (Edited Anthology)

It Flows From the Mouth, by Robert Shearman – Reprinted in Best Horror of the Year Vol. 7.

The Quiet Room, by V. H. Leslie – Reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015. Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award (Novelette)

Hidden in the Alphabet, by Charles Wilkinson – Reprinted in Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2.

Shaddertown, by Conrad Williams – Reprinted in The Best British Horror 2015.

Night Porter, by R. B. Russell – Reprinted in The Best British Horror 2015.

Apple Pie and Sulphur, by Christopher Harman – Reprinted in The Best British Horror 2015.

Issue 5

Moonstruck, by Karin Tidbeck – Reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014.

Laudate Dominum (for many voices), by D. P. Watt – Reprinted in The Best British Horror 2014.

A Cavern of Redbrick, by Richard Gavin – Reprinted in Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 1.

A Cavern of Redbrick, by Richard Gavin – Reprinted in Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction.

Moonstruck, by Karin Tidbeck – Reprinted in Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 1.

Laudate Dominum (for many voices), by D. P. Watt – Honourable Mention (short list), The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 6.

A Cavern of Redbrick, by Richard Gavin – Honourable Mention (short list), The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 6.

Issue 4

Bedtime Stories for Yasmin, by Robert Shearman – Reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2013.

Bedtime Stories for Yasmin, by Robert Shearman – Reprinted in The Best British Stories, 2013.

Bedtime Stories for Yasmin, by Robert Shearman – Honorable Mention (Short List), The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.

Senbazuru by V.H. Leslie – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 5 (Long List)

Red Rabbit, by Laura Mauro – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 5 (Long List)

What We Mean When We Talk About the Dead, by Gary McMahon – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 5 (Long List)

We Don’t Keep in Touch Anymore by Ralph Robert Moore – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 5 (Long List)

Terrible Things by David Surface – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 5 (Long List)

Issue 3

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 Elephant Girl, by Nina Allan – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 5 (Long List)

Field Notes From the End of the World, by Kirsty Logan – Honourable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 5 (Long List)

Issue 2

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)

Issue 1

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.

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.

Shadows & Tall Trees comes on like the wendigo, or a will-o’-the-wisp, consistently quiet and ominous and delicious and very welcome indeed.
–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.