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Michael Kelly
Writer, editor, and publisher.
Writer, editor, and publisher.

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Laird Barron to edit inaugural Year's Best Weird Fiction. We need your help.

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Please help fund the Year;s Best Weird Fiction, edited by Laird Barron.

4 stories from Shadows & Tall Trees are to be reprinted in various "Year's Best" anthos.

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

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.

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I've thrown my hat into the crowd-funding scene to raise funds for a major new anthology of ghost stories, Apparitions 2. If you would like to contribute (and I sincerely hope you do), there is absolutely no risk on your part. The campaign is set up such that if I do not reach my goal, all monies will be repaid by PayPal.

Apparitions 2 is an anthology of figments, ghosts and hauntings, and is the sequel to the Shirley Jackson Award finalist Apparitions. It will feature original fiction from Glen Hirshberg, Kathe Koja, John Langan, Sarah Langan, Mark Morris, Reggie Oliver, M. Rickert, and Simon Strantzas. The final slots in the anthology will be filled during an open reading period from Feb. 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2013. It promises to be an exceptional book.

Artist Erin Wells, who supplied the fabulous cover art for Apparitions 1, will once again lend her incredible talents to the project.

Here's the direct link, if you'd like to contribute. A campaign like this only works if word gets out. If you could mention the campaign on your blogs, Twitter and Facebook accounts, etc., I'd be most appreciative. Thank you.

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Want a chance to win cash, pitch your novel to Chizine, get your story critiqued from a best-selling SF author, and also help out The Friends of the Merril? Then check this out.

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Courtesy of editor David Longhorn, you can now hear my Hallowe'en story "October Dreams" from issue 22 of Supernatural Tales. If you've got 5 minutes, give it a listen. The story is infinitely better for David's reading. If you like what you hear, consider purchasing a coy of David's fine journal.

'October Dreams' by Michael Kelly

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Interview with yours truly, by Gef Fox.

Happy to report my short tale "Absolution" will appear in volume 3 of Postscripts to Darkness.

I'm very pleased to report that a new story, 'Some Other You,' has been  bought by editor Simon Strantzas for inclusion in his anthology "Shadows Edge," due some time next year.
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