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Standings for category: Anthologies

1. Three Times Lucky-Five Sizzling Tales of Three-Way Love, Irksome Rebel Press, [link] [comments]
2. Bones III, JWKfiction, [link]
3. Fantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology, Nightscape Press, [link]
4. Visions: Leaving Earth, Lillicat Publishers, [link] [comments]
5. Dangerous Dreams, Thirteen O'clock Press, [link] [comments]
6. Fractured Realms, Horrified Press, [link] [comments]
7. Altered States, Indie Authors Press, [link] [comments]
7. A Ghost on Every Corner, Gypsy Shadow Publishing Company, [link] [comments]
8. Poets in Hell (Heroes in Hell) (Volume 17), Perseid Press, [link] [comments]
9. Fairly Wicked Tales, Angelic Knight Press, [link]

9. Neverland's Library, Ragnarok, [link] [comments]
10. Nine Heroes, Walter Rhein/Createspace, [link]
11. Reflections (Mind's Eye Series Book 2), Quiet Fury Books, [link] [comments]
12. Klarissa Dreams, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Press, [link] [comments]
12. Cowboy Up, Amazon, [link] [comments]
13. Strangely Funny II, Mystery and Horror, LLC, [link]
14. Darkness Ad Infinitum, Villipede Publications, [link]
14. In Shambles, Harren Press, [link] [comments]
15. Carole Gill's House of Horrors, Creativia, [link] [comments]
15. Hot Alpha SEALS, Hot Alpha Authors, [link] [comments]
15. GEARS OF BRASS, Curiosity Quills Press, [link] [comments]
15. Nightmares & Echos, GWS Press, [link] [comments]
16. Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2014, Indie Authors Press, [link] [comments]
17. SNAFU, Cohesion Press, [link]
17. Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Volume II, Horrified Press, [link] [comments]
18. Anything Goes, Volume 1, Fiction Writers Group, [link] [comments]
18. Tales of the Demimonde, Ash Krafton, [link]
19. Enter at Your Own Risk: The End is the Beginning, Firbolg Publishing, [link]
19. Twisted Tails VIII: ParaAbnormal, Double Dragon Publishing, [link] [comments]
20. Campus Cravings: Higher Learning, C-Squared Publishing, [link] [comments]
20. Lust Of The Vampires, Amazon, [link] [comments]
20. Rejected for Content:Splattergore, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
20. Tales from The Lake Vol.1, Crystal Lake Publishing, [link]
21. sideshow, visionary press collaborative, [link]
21. Tales2Inspire ~ The Ruby Collection, Create Space, [link] [comments]
21. Fresh Fear, James Ward Kirk Fiction, [link]
22. Southern Haunts 2: Devils in the Darkness, Seventh Star Press, [link]
22. Wonderland Tales, Breathless Press, [link]
22. ...And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe, CreateSpace, [link]
22. Plague, Horrified Press, [link]
22. Six Guns Straight From Hell 2, Science Fiction Trails, [link]
22. That Ain't Right: Historical Accounts of the Miskatonic Valley, DefCon One Publishing, [link]
23. The Clan Andriescu, Class Act Books, [link]
23. Sideshow 'How deep is your shadow', Visionary press colabrative, Click here: Sideshow Visionary Press collabrative: Books
23. 2014 Christmas Collection, Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing, [comments]
23. Exiles: An Outsider Anthology, Blackwitch Press, [link] [comments]
24. Tales2Inspire ~ The Topaz Collection, CreateSpace, [link] [comments]
24. Autumn Burning: Dreadtime Stories for the Wicked Soul, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
24. Your Game Plan for Seamless Holiday Celebrating, Creators, [link] [comments]
24. Darker Edge of Desire: Gothic Tales of Romance, Tempted Romance, [link]
24. Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails, Dragon's Roost Press, [link]
24. Dead Harvest, Scarlet Galleon, [link] [comments]
25. Unidentified Funny Objects 3, UFO Publishing, [link]
25. Write Time, Write Place, Amazon, [link] [comments]
25. Death Anxiety, JWKfiction, [link]
25. Erie Tales VII - Myths and Mayhem, Createspace, [link]
25. 2014 Autumn Collection, Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing, http//
25. State of Horror, Charon Coin Press, [link]
25. The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fourth Meal of Mayhem, Untreed Reads, [link]
25. Hauntings: An Anthology, Hic Dragones, [link]
25. Floppy Shoes Apocalypse, J Ellington Ashton Press
25. Time Out of Darkness, Readers Entertainment, [link] [comments]
25. My Gutsy Stories Vol II, Gutsy Publications, [link]
26. Her Wish is Your Command, Riverdale Avenue Books, [link]
26. Strange Roads, Amazon, [link]
26. The New Adventures of the Whirlwind, Pro Se Productions, [link]
26. Tales from Pennsylvania, Refugio Publishing, [link]
26. Still Dying 2, Rymfire Books, [link]
26. Ladies and Gentlemen of Horror 2014, Ladies and Gentlemen Anthologies, [link]
26. Suspended in Dusk, Books of the Dead Press, [link]
26. The Eclectic Paranormal Reader, Class Act Books, [link]
26. Widowmakers: A Benefit Anthology of Dark Fiction, Widowmaker Books, [link]
26. 21st Century Black Erotica, Black Books Publishing, [link]
26. Truth or Dare?, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, [link]
26. The Future Embodied, Simian, [link]

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