Sunday, 2 May 2010

Douglas Thompson's up for some awards...

Some of my very favourite stories of the last year in TQF and Dark Horizons were by Douglas Thompson, who I think is a very exciting writer. And others seem to agree!

His story, Anatomy of a Wounded House, from Theaker's #28, has been selected as one of the Notable Stories of 2009 in the StorySouth Million Writers Awards. The StorySouth award celebrates online fiction, and is administered by Jason Sanford. The list of notable stories every year is a fantastic guide to the breadth of online fiction currently being published.

And secondly, his collection Ultrameta (from Eibonvale Press), featuring (among others) stories that originally appeared in Theaker's Quarterly and Dark Horizons, is up for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, won last year by Chris Beckett's The Turing Test.

The biographical information on the Edge Hill website seems to be for a different Douglas Thompson, but as long as they're reading the right book everything should be okay!

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