Having room for only fifty honourable mentions in her Best Horror of the Year, Volume 1, Ellen Datlow has published the complete list online, and a number of members and friends of the BFS found their way onto the list, including Mike Chinn, Allyson Bird, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Duffy, Joel Lane, Paul Meloy, John Llewellyn Probert and Conrad Williams.
Simon Bestwick’s novella “The School House”, from the BFS publication Houses on the Borderland (ed. David Sutton) received an honourable mention, and his story “The Narrows” was selected for inclusion in the book itself, as was Steve Duffy’s “The Clay Party”, “Very Low-Flying Aircraft” by Nicholas Royle, and stories by Miranda Siemienowicz, Joe R. Lansdale, Laird Barron, Margaret Ronald among others.
Two items from our own magazine Dark Horizons received honourable mentions: “Kali’s Kiss”, a poem by Karl Bell from Dark Horizons 53, and “Behind the Curtain”, by Joel Lane, from Dark Horizons 52.
Unfortunately a previous news item was posted here which took the list of fifty honourable mentions to be the book’s contents. Apologies for any embarrassment caused.