I just got spammed by an author in the HWA with a copy of his/her work attached. The author is asking people to read it and to consider “reccomending” it for the Bram Stoker Award.
Seriously. The author wants “reccomendations.” That’s how it’s spelled through the whole damned email.
Meanwhile, a series of mediocre midlisters have commanded almost two dozen recommendations for Best Novel whilst Neil Gaiman’s THE GRAVEYARD BOOK has one measly recommendation.
I’m not making this up.
Did you know the Bram Stoker Awards were created to honor sci-fi? And fantasy? Yes, kids! No reason for that piddling World Fantasy Award or the Hugos. The HWA is making sure fantasy and sci-fi writers everywhere get their due recognition, yessirree! There’s a whole bunch of good old fashion fantasy and science fictions stories bound for the glory of the Preliminary Ballot! And in turn the World Fantasy Award will make sure Neil’s ghastly tale about a toddler raised by ghouls gets a nod. Silly me, thinking a horror award was for horror stories.
Someone call a plumber. I’m dripping sarcasm.