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Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Standings for category: shortstoryh

1. Rusty Cage, Kevin McClintock, SNM Horror Magazine, [link] [comments]
2. Pulsate, Jim Bronyaur, Flashes in the Dark, [link] [comments]
3. Chamber Music, Peter A. Balaskas, Uncial Press, [link] [comments]
4. Frost on the Pane, James Cheetham, SNM Horror Magazine, [link] [comments]
5. The Medicine Tree, Robert C. Eccles, Flashes in the Dark, [link]
6. Always and Forever, Jay Faulkner, Absolute XPress, [link]
6. Ending Summer Nights, Kevin James Breaux, Lucrezia Magazine, [link] [comments]
6. World of Ash, Kevin Hopson, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
7. Gran'ma's in The Bathroom (...and she's not coming out), Ken Goldman, Best New Zombie Tales II, [link] [comments]
8. What Doesn't Kill You, Anthony Cowin, Spook City, [link] [comments]
8. The 13th Step, Thom Olausson, House of Horror, [link]
9. High Plains Lazarus, K. A. Laity, Rotting Tales: Pill Hill Press, [link] [comments]

10. The Painted Path, Richard Baron, Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, [link] [comments]
11. Happiness Comes in Small Packages, Brian Barnett, Toe Tags II: Blood and Bizarro, [link]
11. Infestation, Kay Jakabs, SNM Magazine, [link]
12. Thump, Paul D Brazill, Thrillers Killers n Chillers, [link] [comments]
12. Nevermore, David Dunwoody, Belfire Press, [link] [comments]
12. Horrors of Parochial School, Ash Krafton, Big Pulp, [link] [comments]
13. The Assistant from Innsmouth, Steven James Scearce, Dagan Books, [link] [comments]
14. At the Zombie Roadhouse, Kenneth James Crist, Yellow Mama, [link]
14. To Kiss and Kill, Zed Holt, Horrotica Magazine, [link]
14. Fire Wall, Kat Heckenbach, Absent Willow Review, [link]
15. Loser Freak, E.J. Tett, Short-Story.Me, [link]
15. Vengeance of the Alpe, Richard H. Fay, Hungur
15. Haunt Box, Jason Rolfe, Horror Bound, [link] [comments]
16. No One is Coming, Indy McDaniel, SNM Horror Magazine, [link]
16. Ghosts Under Glass, Tracie McBride, Horror Library Vol. 4, [link]
16. Skin Care, Shells Walter, Static Movement Caught by Darkness Anthology, [link]
16. Old Order, Jonathan Janz, Untreed Reads, [link]
16. Spindled Souls, Jodi MacArthur, Flashes in the Dark, [link] [comments]
16. Flash Frame, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Dagan Books, Cthulhurotica, [link]
17. The Product, Bruce Memblatt, The Horror ZIne, [link]
17. Daddy's Little Secret, Charles Day Aka, Charlie in the Box, Pill Hill Press, [link]
17. Downside of Undying Love, Ash Krafton, Jersey Devil Press, [link]
17. By the Banks of the Nabarra, Daniel I. Russell, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, [link]
17. Fresh Snow, Jessica George, Every Day Fiction, [link] [comments]
18. Legends Unleashed Series, Heather Beck, Diamond Dust Books, [link]
18. The Fishwives of Sean Brolly, Nathan Crowder, Dagan Books, Cthulhurotica, [link]
18. Levels of Intimacy, Lori Titus, Flashes in the Dark, [link]
18. Pillow Talk, Jodi MacArthur, BEAT to a PULP, [link]
18. Dead Flames, Angel Zapata, Flashes in the Dark, [link]
18. A Dream of You, Jason Rolfe, Absent Willow Review, [link] [comments]
18. The Fledgling, Sean Monaghan, The New Flesh, [link] [comments]
18. Patient #37, Tommy B. Smith, Darker, [link]
18. Darkness Within, Ash Krafton, House of Horror, [link]
18. Red Leather Jeans, Karen L. Newman, Sex and Murder Magazine, [link]
18. For Her Eyes, Quinn Smythwood, QueeredFiction, [link]
18. The Last Concert, Brandon Layng, Tales of the Zombie War, [link]
19. Last Cigarette, Armand Rosamilia, Rigor Amortis anthology, [link]
19. Tenants, Part 1, Kevin McClintock, Dark Moon Digest, [link]
19. Four Little Birds, Lori Titus, #12Days2010, [link]
19. The Thing About Hate in 'Tales of a Woman Scorned', Flo Stanton, House of Horror, [link] [comments]
19. BLZ, K.G. McAbee, Untreed Reads, [link]
19. Lest We Forget, Tracie McBride, Dark Continents Publishing, [link]
19. Reflection, Lori Titus, The New Flesh, [link]
19. Dictation, Stephen D. Rogers, Spinetingler, [link]
19. An Ember Amongst the Fallen, Colleen Anderson, Edge Publications, [link]
19. Sinking, Shells Walter, Static Movement Oh the Horror Anthology, [link]
19. Someone to Watch Over Me, Matthew P. Mayo, BEAT to a PULP, [link]
19. A Hot Time in the Old Town, Desmond Warzel, Short-Story.Me!, [link]
19. The Quick ... and The Dead, Bill Crider, BEAT to a PULP, [link]
19. Old Pendejo, R. Narvaez, Tales of the Zombie War, [link] [comments]
19. Sinfully Delicious, Wilfred Bereswill, Echelon Press Publishing, [link]

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