Honorable Mentions for The Year’s Best Weird Fiction


May 5, 2014 by Laird

Here are a handful of stories that were in serious contention for inclusion in the Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 1.


“Vivian Guppy and the Brighton Belle” Nina Allan, Rustblind and Silverbright

“Americca” Aimee Bender, Slate

“The Sweet Virgin Meat” Kola Boof, Exotic Gothic 5

“The Vast Impatience Of The Night” Mark Fuller Dillon, In a Season of Dead Weather

“Oubliette” Gemma Files, The Grimscribe’s Puppets

“Rocket to Hell” Jeffrey Ford, Tor.com

“The Man Who Escaped His Story” Cody Goodfellow, The Grimscribe’s Puppets

“Diamond Dust” Mike Griffin, The Grimscribe’s Puppets

“Baba Makosh” MK Hobson, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

“Mother of Stone,” John Langan, The Wide Carnivorous Sky & Other Monstrous Geographies

“Interstate Love Affair” Stephen Graham Jones, Three Miles Past

“The Cave” Sean F. Lynch, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

“Hideous Interview with Brief Man” Nick Mamatas, Fiddleback

“In the Darkest Room in the Darkest House on the Darkest Part of the Street” Gary McMahon, For the Night is Dark

“The Design” China Mieville, McSweeney’s 45

“All Your Faces Drown in My Syringe” Ralph Robert Moore, Black Static 37

“Black Hen a La Ford” David Nickle, Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I

“The Last Hour of the Bengal Tiger” Yoko Ogawa, Revenge

“The House on Cobb Street” Lynda E. Rucker, Nightmare Magazine

“How I Met the Ghoul” Sofia Samatar, Eleven Eleven

“The Painted Bones” Kelly Simmons, Unlikely Story Issue 6

“Touch Me With Your Cold, Hard Fingers” Elizabeth Stott, Nightjar Press

“Abyssus Abyssum Invocat” Genevieve Valentine, Lightspeed Magazine

“The Fox” Conrad Williams, This is Horror

“On Murder Island” Matt Williamson, Nightmare Magazine


art by Santiago Caruso


5 thoughts on “Honorable Mentions for The Year’s Best Weird Fiction

  1. griffinwords says:

    Great news! I’m proud to be in such excellent company.

  2. lilthundercloud says:

    Looks fantastic!

  3. […] Honorable Mentions for the Year’s Best Weird Fiction […]

  4. Jeff Reznic says:

    There should be a place where these Honorable Mentions can be purchased. Same with stories of novella and novelette length. I’ll bet that there’s a market for this….anyone got any suggestions?

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