Fantasy and Horror

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: 16th Annual Collection (August 2003, St. Martin's Press) will recommend fifteen Australian Horror stories and reprint one. It will also be the last of the series to be co-edited by Terri Windling.

Horror editor Ellen Datlow's recommended reading list for 2002 will include the following works by Australians:
  • "Father Muerte and the Theft" by Lee Battersby (Aurealis #29)
  • "The Nun's Story" by Helen Patrice (Aurealis #30)
  • "The Girl-Thing" by Sean Williams (
  • "Til Human Voices Wake Us" by Stephen Dedman (Queer Fear II )
  • "Rent" by Brendan Duffy (Agog! Fantastic Fiction)
  • "Doorways for the Dispossessed" by Paul Haines (Agog! Fantastic Fiction)
  • "Chinese Whispers" by Rick Kennett (Agog! Fantastic Fiction)
  • "The Gnarly Ship" by Rick Kennett (472 Cheyne Walk)
  • "The Roaring Paddocks" by Rick Kennett (472 Cheyne Walk)
  • "Suffer the Little Children" by Cory Daniells (ASIM 2)
  • "Elecktra Dreams" by Geoffrey Maloney (Redsine 8)
  • "At Night My Television Bleeds" by Aaron Sterns (Orb #3/4)
  • "And All the Children of Chimaera" by Kate Orman (Passing Strange)
  • "Curtain Call" by Chris Mobray (Passing Strange)
  • "Cigarettes and Roses" by Ben Peek (Passing Strange)
As noted in another story, the book will also reprint Terry Dowling's "Stitch" from

As of the 2003 volume, Fantasy editor Terri Windling's position will be filled by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant. The editors have invited printed copies of stories published in 2003, posted to:

Ellen Datlow
PMB 391
511 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011-8436


Kelly Link & Gavin Grant
176 Prospect Avenue
Northampton, MA 01060

(Please note that Ellen Datlow will only consider Horror, while Kelly Link and Gavin Grant are exclusively interested in Fantasy.) Submissions for the 17th volume will close on 15 December 2003.

(Tuesday, March 18 @ 01:54:36 WST)

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