Monday, November 22, 2010

Interlude

Until now, I’ve never played the awards game but I wanted to get in this year and decided to send four to Pushcart.

The stories are as follows:

Matthew C. Funk’s SHOOTER

Chris Benton’s PRECIPICE and RELAPSE

and

Michael J. Solender’s SEVENTY-TWO HOURS OR LESS

Considering you only get six nominations, and because I believe every story that makes it onto A Twist Of Noir a masterpiece, it was extremely difficult in making these choices. I know it’s cliché but it's almost like having to choose between your kids. And when there's only six choices you can make at Pushcart...

Congratulations to Matt, Chris and Michael and, next year, I’ll delve a little deeper into the awards thing and spread the wealth around a little more, get more people seen by more people.

16 comments:

Paul D. Brazill said...

Smashing stugg. All cracking stories.

Naomi Johnson said...

Congratulations to each of them, and to you, Christopher, for your consistent support of the writers.

AJ Hayes said...

Good choices all. Now we all cross our collective fingers for the boys.

Katherine Tomlinson said...

They were great stories...Congratulations...

Ian Ayris said...

Congratulations all. Blinding stories, every one. Got me fingers crossed for you here in Old Blighty, lads. All the best, Ian

M. C. Funk said...

I am thrilled for the honor, for the outstanding company and for the flock of crossed fingers on our behalf. Thank you, Christopher, and thank you to everyone who enjoyed my story. You keep my powder dry.

Joyce said...

Congratulations to all. They are all superior stories. Fingers crossed!

Steve Weddle said...

good stuff

Michael Solender said...

I'm stunned and thrilled to see that genre fiction is getting its due. Thanks Christopher. for recognizing and providing such a grand platform for this work. Congrats to Chris and Matt

nigel p bird said...

i'm going to investigate the prize as i don't know it, but i think you have earned your entry stripes as an editor tenfold.
good luck to those selected and i have no doubt each and every one of us would hope one of you can take home the bacon. all the very best of British.

Al Tucher said...

If any of them wins, we all win at ATON.

skees said...

Christopher,

Those are great stories you have chosen. Congratulations to you for creating ATON to begin with and allowing a place for all the talent that is consistently showcased here.

The best of luck to Matt, Chris and Michael - although luck will certainly have nothing to do with a win by any of these three stories.

Pamila Payne said...

Fantastic choices, good luck to all!

Chris Benton said...

I agree with Al...

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Congrats to all and best of luck. Well deserved recognition.

David Barber said...

Late as usual, but well done and well deserved to all involved. ATON in itself is an awesome site and I'm honoured to be on it. Good luck to all!!!!