Honors for Stories and Poems

Key: Author, “Title” (story/poem, issue #) [endnote #]

  • Adams, Danny, “A Deconstruction of Beauty” (story, #32) [5]
  • Allen, Mike, “Heart’s Delight” (poem, #46) [6]
  • Amundsen, Erik, “Blue Vervain Murder Ballad #2: Jack of Diamonds” (story, #40) [3]
  • Amundsen, Erik, “Dead Air for the River Stones” (poem, #48) [6]
  • Amundsen, Erik, “The Lily of the West” (story, #46) [6]
  • Arnzen, Michael, “Resuscitation” (poem, #12) [12]
  • Barker, Lawrence, “Gurian” (story, #26) [5]
  • Barrette, Elizabeth, “The Selkie Thief” (poem, #35) [5]
  • Baumer, Jennifer Rachel, “Fishing Line, Feathers, and Waffles” (story, #36) [5]
  • Baumer, Jennifer Rachel, “The Last Oracle” (story, Clarity) [5]
  • Baumer, Jennifer Rachel, “Stone, or Brass” (story, #33) [5]
  • Baumer, Jennifer Rachel, “Savannah’s Moon” (story, #21) [5]
  • Baumer, Jennifer Rachel, “Soul’s Night” (story, #27) [5]
  • Bell, Chris, “The Locum, Yellow Rose” (story, #37) [5]
  • Bergmann, F.J., “Siege Mentalist” (poem, #48) [6]
  • Black, Terry, “Cold Fever” (story, #33) [5]
  • Bradshaw, Paul, “At Riley’s Bar” (story, #23) [5]
  • Braunbeck, Gary, “For Want of a Smile” (story, #8) [5]
  • Braunbeck, Gary, “The Guilting of Rowan Byrne” (story, #10) [5]
  • Braunbeck, Gary, “Matters of Family” (story, #5) [1]
  • Chapman, Stepan, “Buzzy Moon” (poem, #22) [5]
  • Cobb, Tony, “The Syndrome” (story, #16) [5]
  • Cox, A.J., “The Unnatural Blend of Colors” (story, #11) [5]
  • Cox, Deidre, “Vein” (story, #10) [5]
  • Crawford, Dan, “Dead Certainties” (story, #20) [5]
  • Crawford, Stephen R., “Exorcism” (story, #13) [5]
  • Crow, Jennifer, “A House-Ghost” (poem, #35) [5]
  • Crow, Jennifer, “Thirteen Paper Ghosts” (poem, #43) [6]
  • Davis, Amanda C., “The Living Dead” (poem, #47) [6]
  • Day, Holly, “In Hiding” (poem, #14) [5]
  • Deja, Thomas, “How Does It Feel?” (story, #14) [5]
  • Deja, Thomas, “The Smoking Glass” (story, #22) [5]
  • Donati, Stefano, “So Much to Answer For” (story, #19) [5]
  • Donihe, Kevin, “Others” (poem, #33) [5]
  • Downum, Amanda, “Ebb” (story, #37) [5]
  • Downum, Amanda, “Ghostlight” (story, #39) [6]
  • Downum, Amanda, “Pinion” (story, #40) [6]
  • Eller, Steve, “Bodily Fluids” (story, #21) [5]
  • Esposito, Patricia J., “His Wounds” (story, #34) [5]
  • Ferebee, K.M., “The House of Rejoicing” (story, #46) [6]
  • Files, Gemma, “at the moment I am living in a haunted house” (poem, #41) [6]
  • Files, Gemma, “Drone” (story, #39) [8]
  • Files, Gemma, “Redcap” (poem, #48) [12]
  • Forrest, Francesca, “The Qin Golem” (poem, #41) [12]
  • German, Wade, “The Propagule” (poem, Hidden) [6]
  • Graham, John, “The Dean of Gravity” (story, Between) [5]
  • Grey, John, “The Watch on Larry” (poem, #11) [12]
  • Harbour, Katherine, “Fading” (story, #13) [5]
  • Hardy, K.S., “Land of Night” (poem, #33) [5]
  • Hardy, K.S., “Skin Trade” (poem, Lost and Lonely) [6]
  • Hendee, Barb, “Better Ways in a Wet Alley” (story, #7) [2]
  • Hopper, Jeannette, “Two from the Dragon” (story, #4) [5]
  • Jackson, Geoff, “Dogging” (story, #12) [5]
  • Joiner, Mat, “The Fernery” (story, #50) [6]
  • Jordan, Ceri, “There the Great City Stands” (story, #17) [5]
  • Kauderer, Herb, “Survivor” (poem, #13) [5]
  • King, Ladonna, “Saint” (poem, #19) [5]
  • Kruse, Kent, “I Was Walking” (poem, #41) [6]
  • Lecard, Marc, “Night Window” (story, #31) [5]
  • Lingen, Marissa K., “Five Ways to Ruin a First Date” (story, #42) [7]
  • Littlewood, Alison J., “Scairt” (story, #43) [6]
  • Main, Cindy, “Sleepwalker” (poem, #30) [5]
  • Marra, Sue, “The Internationally Known Madame Defarges” (poem, #4) [5]
  • Massie, Elizabeth, “Snow Day” (story, #12) [5]
  • Maycock, Brian, “Where’s the Matter” (story, #32) [5]
  • McLaughlin, Mark, “The Last Poetry Night at the Saturnalia Coffee House” (story, #11) [5]
  • McLaughlin, Mark, “Leave Her Alone” (story, #7) [5]
  • Melko, Jr., Paul J., “Doreen” (story, #17) [5]
  • Meyer, Adam, “Resurrection” (story, #10) [2]
  • Mirabelli, Eugune, “Love in Another Language” (story, #42) [7,8]
  • Moore, Shelley, “Stigmata” (story, #11) [5]
  • Muslim, Kristine Ong, “The Thin Men” (poem, #34) [5]
  • Nelson, Shane, “One Man Home” (story, #40) [6]
  • Newton, Kurt, “The Birthday Ritual” (story, #13) [5]
  • Newton, Kurt, “The Burning Man” (story, #14) [5]
  • Noble, Carol, “Sign” (story, #7) [5]
  • Odasso, Adrienne J., “Joy” (poem, #50) [6]
  • Osier, Jeffrey, “Father’s Workshop” (story, #11) [5]
  • Osier, Jeffrey, “What I Had to Do…” (story, #9) [5]
  • Pavey, Jack, “The Killer” (story, #6) [5]
  • Perrin, Elizabeth, “Recycling Day” (story, #19) [9]
  • Piccirrilli, Tom, “Gone” (story, #14) [5]
  • Porter, Karen R., “Reflection” (poem, #27) [5]
  • Porter, Karen R., “She” (poem, #30) [12]
  • Porter, Karen R., “The Eyes However” (poem, #40) [6]
  • Porter, Karen R., “The Visitor” (poem, #36) [5]
  • Porter, Karen R., “Unseen” (poem, #32) [5]
  • Rainey, Stephen M., “The Herald at Midnight” (story, #9) [5]
  • Riedel, Kate, “Chad” (story, #14) [5]
  • Riedel, Kate, “The Pear Orchard” (story, #31) [5]
  • Riedel, Kate, “Trying to Be Kind” (story, #33) [5]
  • Rigney, Mark, “A Perfect Wedded Bliss” (story, #48) [6]
  • Rogers, Ian, “Relaxed Best” (story, #38) [5]
  • Rosen, Barbara, “Experiment” (story, Split) [5]
  • Rosen, Barbara,“Prosthesis” (story, #28) [5]
  • Rosenman, John B., “Diana in the Rain” (story, #3) [5]
  • Runolfson, J. C., “Kumiho” (poem, Going Going GONE) [6]
  • Runolfson, J. C., “L’Inconnu de la Seine” (poem, Coping) [6]
  • Runolfson, J. C., “Pripyat” (poem, #53) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Dog Love” (story, #21) [5]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Earth Dogs” (story, #30) [5]
  • Russo, Patricia, “The Elevator” (story, #27) [5]
  • Russo, Patricia, “In the Whiteness” (story, Coping) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “It Will Not Be Beautiful” (story, #34) [5]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Lemon Filled” (story, #36) [5]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Locket” (story, #53) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Losing” (story, Lost and Lonely) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Nothing Good Can Come of This” (story, #49) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Palava” (story, #42) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “The Shadow Trader” (story, #43) [7]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Skin” (story, #24) [5]
  • Russo, Patricia, “The Society of Cheerful Gentlemen” (story, #50) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Suckling” (story, #31) [5]
  • Russo, Patricia, “The Shadow Trader” (story, #43) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “The Sweepers” (story, #45) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “Wednesday” (story, #41) [6]
  • Russo, Patricia, “The Wild and Hungry Times” (story, #52) [4]
  • Sallee, Wayne Allen, “Take the ‘A’ Train” (story, #1) [2]
  • Sobolik, Kurt, “Scene” (poem, #17) [5]
  • Steensland, Mark, “The Barn” (story, #32) [5]
  • Steensland, Mark, “The Book Smeller” (story, #34) [5]
  • Storm, Sue, and David Kopaska-Merkel, “Eye of Moon” (poem, #13) [5]
  • Sykora, Anna, “Dead Hotels” (poem, #46) [12]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Anakatabasis” (poem, Hidden) [12]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Another Coming” (story, #32) [5,11]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “By Sunlight” (story, Clarity) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Chez Vous Soon” (story, #35) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Drink Down” (story, #34) [9]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Daughters of the Ash-Tree” (poem, #32) [12]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “The Earth in Those Days” (poem, #44) [6,12]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “I Love You Like a Mountain” (story, The Long and the Short and the Tall) [6]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “In Sight of the Seasons” (poem, #34) [5,12]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Incubation” (poem, #45) [6]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Kameraden Obscure: A Retrospective” (poem, #37) [5,12]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Little Fix of Friction” (story, #33) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “The Lupercal” (poem, #39) [9]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Mercury Love” (story, #30) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Moving Nameless” (story, #27) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Ogygia” (poem, #36) [12]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Perdidet Spolia” (poem, Midrash) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Psyche” (poem, #33) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Retrospective” (story, #31) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Sea-Changes” (story, Change) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “The Second Ghost” (poem, Home and Away) [6]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “Till Human Voices Wake Us” (story, #28) [5]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “The True Alchemist” (story, #51) [10]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “When Can a Broken Glass Mend?” (story, #53) [13]
  • Taaffe, Sonya, “A Wolf in Iceland Is a Child of Lies” (story, #45) [7]
  • Tentchoff, Marcie Lynn, “On Waking” (poem, #40) [12]
  • Toase, Steve, “Not All the Coal That Is Dug Warms the World” (story, #54) [6]
  • Totman, Brandon W., “The Daughter” (poem, #14) [5]
  • Totman, Brandon W., “Yellow” (poem, #16) [5]
  • Vedeler, Torger, “Ilium” (story, Midrash) [5]
  • Vernon, Steve, “Hooney Jew, Hooney Jew” (story, #8) [5]
  • Vernon, Steve, “Rolling Stock” (story, #24) [5]
  • Webb, Don, “Afterward” (story, #21) [5]
  • Wells, Heather, “Headed Home” (story, #16) [5]
  • Wendig, C.D., “Bourbon Street Lullaby” (story, #18) [5]
  • Whitworth, E. G. I., “The Path” (story, #53) [6]
  • Williams, Tim L., “To Catch a Star” (story, #43) [6]
  • Wood, Simon, “The Hoarder” (story, #25) [5]
  • Worley, Brian, “Smother” (story, #37) [5]
  • YellowBoy, Erzebet, “A Remedy for Sorrow” (story, #36) [5]

 

  1. Reprinted in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  2. Reprinted in Year’s Best Horror, edited by Karl Edward Wagner
  3. Reprinted in Fantasy: The Best of the Year, edited by Rich Horton
  4. Reprinted in Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Rich Horton
  5. Honorably mentioned in Year’s Best Fantasy (1986-88); Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (1986-2003), Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin J. Grant (2004-2008)
  6. Honorably mentioned in The Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow
  7. Honorably mentioned in Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Rich Horton
  8. Honorably mentioned in Best American Fantasy
  9. Honorably mentioned in Best of the Rest, edited by Brian Youmans
  10. Reprinted in The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, edited by Steve Berman
  11. Nominated for Gaylactic Spectrum Award
  12. Nominated for Rhysling Award
  13. Reprinted in Heiresses of Russ: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction, edited by A.M. Dellamonica and Steve Berman