2013 Preditors & Editors™ horror award winners

After three weeks of polling readers, Preditors & Editors™ has announced its annual literary awards, and LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, has taken first place in the horror novel category:

1. LOSING TOUCH by Christian A. Larsen (Post Mortem Press)
2. HAUNTING OF INGERSULL PENITENTIARY by Victoria Roder (Muse It Up Publishing)
3. THE BLACK LAND by MJ Wesolowski (Blood Bound Books)
4. SILENT FATHOMS by Tamara A. Lowery (Gypsy Shadow Publishing)
5. DEMONS, DOLLS & MILKSHAKES by Nelson W. Pyles (Post Mortem Press)
6. SHADOW LORD by Tony-Paul de Vissage (Double Dragon Publishing)
7. DYING DAYS 3 by Armand Rosamilia (Rymfire Books)
8. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE DARKNESS by Monica J. O’Rourke (Sinister Grin Press)
8. JACKSON AND EVA: VAMPIRE THERAPY by Shebat Legion (Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing)
10. MAN IN THE WALL by Ben Larken (Gypsy Shadow Publishing)

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LOSING TOUCH, now available at Barnes & Noble.

LOSING TOUCH, now available at Amazon in paperback & Kindle.

Since you’re visiting my website, you’d probably also like to know who finished in the top-10 in the horror short story category (interesting side note that “Taut” and “Skin Deep” both appear in ZIPPERED FLESH 2, an anthology in which my own “The Little Things” appears):

1. “Waterless” by Rose Blackthorn, appearing in BUZZY MAG (Buzzy Multimedia)
2. “Taut” by Shaun Meeks, appearing in ZIPPERED FLESH 2 (Smart Rhino Press)
3. “9 Vials of Blood” by John B. Rosenman (Chase Enterprises Publishing)
4. “Fish To Die For” by Keith Milstead (J. Ellington Ashton Press)
5. “Game of Straws Origins” by SB Knight (Knight Stalker Press)
6. “The Testament of Charlie Fairweather” by Stephen M. DeBock (Gypsy Shadow Publishing)
7. “What the Butler Didn’t See…” by Teel James Glenn, appearing in FICTION VORTEX (Fiction Vortex)
8. “Skin Deep” by Carson Buckingham, appearing in ZIPPERED FLESH 2, Smart Rhino Press
9. “Ophie and the Undertaker” by Shebat Legion, appearing in DREAMERS IN HELL (Perseid Press)
10. “Loneliness Makes the Loudest Noise” by Monica J. O’Rourke, appearing in EULOGIES II: TALES FROM THE CELLAR (HW Press)

Shaun Meeks also placed second in the steampunk short story category with “Miriam”, which appears in DARK LIGHT III from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. My story, “Harby’s Last Stand”, also appears.

Lastly, a tip of the cap goes out to Jeani Rector. Her THE HORROR ZINE placed first (for the second year in a row) in the fiction magazine category, and Rector herself took the top spot among magazine editors.

The Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll is one of the oldest awards of its kind, annually honoring print & electronic publications since 1997.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

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