I’m happy to report that The Goreletter has just received the Bram Stoker Award for “Alternative Forms.” I’m blogging this on the road, and I’m still traveling in New York, but I wanted to post news of the event here and to say thanks to everyone who is sending e-mails and congratulations. I’m thrilled. I’ll get back to you all with updates, and news and photos of the event shortly!
— Mike Arnzen
Update #1: Some initial festive photos have gone up at Raw Dog Screaming Press.
Update #2: You can read a transcript of my acceptance speech for the Alternative Forms category.
I also wanted to note that I accepted the award for poetry on behalf of Bruce Boston, whose book Pitchblende really deserved it. I was honored to have edited that collection. At the banquet, I read his poem, ‘The Nightmare Collector,’ along with a few remarks that Boston e-mailed me, to much applause. You can still catch some sample poems from the book online, if curious.
Update #3: Photos and con reports are coming in here and there. Artist Deena Warner has a ton of shots online now. And writer Nick Kaufmann has posted some great photos with witty captions. You can watch Gary Braunbeck’s well-deserved award acceptance as an online movie. I hope to get a few of my own photos up today or tomorrow.