Well, I am absolutely Gobsmacked and thrilled to learn that I am a Shirley Jackson Award Finalist in the Edited Anthology category for Shadows & Tall Trees. I am deeply honoured. Shirley Jackson is a literary idol. In 2009 I was also a Finalist in the same category. I didn’t win, but I resolved to to try to continue to edit and publish anthologies of literary merit that, I hoped, lived up to the Jackson name. So this recognition is truly humbling. And Victoria Leslie‘s terrific story from Shadows & Tall Trees, ‘The Quiet Room,’ is also a final nominee in the Novelette category. Congratulations, Victoria! And thanks to all the contributors for making S&TT a great book.
And congratulations to all the other nominees, as well. Every category is filled with fabulous work.
Finally, thanks to the jurors and administrators of the Shirley Jackson Awardsfor your tireless efforts. It’s very much appreciated.
Roll on, Boston!