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IT'S AWARD SEASON! THE HORROR ZINE TOOK FIRST PLACE FOR BEST FICTION MAGAZINE, BEST POETRY MAGAZINE, AND JEANI RECTOR AS BEST EDITOR!

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Aaaaaaaand the winners are in -- Critters Writers Workshop would like to congratulate all the winners in the 22nd Annual Critters Readers' Poll!

        Best Anthology: Writers of the Future Volume 35, Galaxy Press ( http://galaxypress.com/writers-of-the-future-titles/ )

        Best Artist
: Denny E. Marshall ( http://www.dennymarshall.com/ )

        Best Artwork: Voyager, Denny E. Marshall ( http://www.dennymarshall.com/files/131560093.jpg )

        Best Author: Wulf Moon ( http://driftweave.com )

        Best Book Cover Artwork: 22 Stories, Denny E. Marshall ( http://www.dennymarshall.com/files/133167900.jpg )

        Best Book Editor: John Baltisberger ( https://madnessheart.press/?v=7516fd43adaa )

        Best Bookstore: Chapters Indigo Bookstore - Vancouver, Burnaby - Canada ( https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/storelocator/storedetails/762/ )
                TIE: Literatus & Co. ( https://www.literatusbooks.com/ )
                TIE: Bakka Phoenix Bookstore - Toronto, Canada ( https://www.bakkaphoenixbooks.com/ )
                TIE: Atomic Books ( https://atomicbooks.com/ )

        Best Print/Electronic Book Publisher: The Wild Rose Press ( http://www.thewildrosepress.com )

        Best Fiction Magazine / e-zine: The Horror Zine ( https://www.thehorrorzine.com )

        Best Nonfiction article: 'Never Let Go', Wulf Moon, Camden Park Press ( http://www.camdenparkpress.com/howigotpublished/ )

        Best Nonfiction book: Remembering Dexter, Brian L Porter, Next Chapter ( http://getbook.at/Dexter )

        Best Nonfiction Magazine / e-zine: Best Other Novel: Sinners' Opera, Linda Nightingale, The Wild Rose Press ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X3RSRXQ?pf_rd_p=ab873d20-a0ca-439b-ac45-cd78f07a84d8&pf_rd_r=3P6V5W0EAS92ZJ53VVC8 )

        Best Children's Book: Daphne Comes to Town, Chuck Hawley, Self ( http://www.sticky the kitty.com )

        Best Erotica Novel: Fractured Men, Adira August, RedDeer ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081DK8SJB/?tag=critters3a-20 )

        Best Horror Novel: Gabriel's Trumpet, Jon Black, 18thWall Productions ( https://18thwall.com/product/gabriels-trumpet )

        Best Magical Realism Novel: Sona and Brothers, David W. Thompson, Solstice ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1625268793/ )

        Best Mystery Novel: The Mersey Monastery Murders, Brian L Porter, Next Chapter ( http:// getbook.at/Monastery )

        Best Positive Future Novel: Angel Fierce, Vijaya Schartz, BWL Publishing ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NCXHZJX/ )

        Best Romance Novel: Secret Betrayal, C. B. Clark, The Wild Rose Press ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5QP2WX/?tag=critters3a-20 )

        Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel: Shattered Bonds, Faith Hunter, Penguin Group ( https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/557751/shattered-bonds-by-faith-hunter/ )

        Best Steampunk Novel: Height of the Storm, Arron Rosenberg, Green Ronin Publishing ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1934547093/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tpbk_p1_i0 )

        Best Thriller Novel: Finding Euphoria, C. Becker, The Wild Rose Press ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NPX6ZBL/?tag=critters3a-20 )

        Best Young Adult Book: The Shining Ones, Kasey Hill, Dark Moon Rising Publications ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082V1C35T/?tag=critters3a-20 )

        Best Poem: Hard Rain, Denny E. Marshall, Page & Spine ( http://www.pagespineficshowcase.com/denny-e-marshall.html )

        Best Poet: Greg Francis ( https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B07P548LC8 )

        Best Poetry Magazine / e-zine: The Horror Zine ( http://www.thehorrorzine.com/ )

        Best Promotional Firm, Site, or Resource: Pump Up Your Book ( http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/ )

        Best Review Site: Kevin's Corner ( https://kevintipplescorner.blogspot.com/ )

        Best All other Short Story: Son of the Wolf, Kara Dennison, 18thWall Productions ( https://18thwall.com/product/sockhops-seances )

        Best Horror Short Story: Professional Envy, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Third Flatiron ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XVN23X6/?tag=critters3a-20 )

        Best Magical Realism Short Story: When Lavender is in Bloom, Christine Morgan, 18thWall Productions ( https://18thwall.com/product/the-chromatic-court )

        Best Positive Future Short Story: Tunnels, Brian Trent, Third Flatiron ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XVN23X6/?tag=critters3a-20 )

        Best Romance Short Story: Ciara's Homecoming Christmas, Carol Henry, The Wild Rose Press ( http://www.carolhenry.org )

        Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story: Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler, Wulf Moon, Future Science Fiction Digest ( http://future-sf.com/fiction/super-duper-moongirl-and-the-amazing-moon-dawdler/ )

        Best Steampunk Short Story: Cold inside, Sergio 'ente per ente' PALUMBO, Millhaven Press/ Dan Gallagher ( http://AuthorDan.com )
                TIE: Mutatis Mutandis, Donald J. Bingle, Mystery Weekly Magazine (September 2019) ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XBFGQKK/?tag=critters3a-20 )

        Best Writers' Discussion Forum: SFFChronicles ( https://www.sffchronicles.com/forum/writers/ )

        Best Writers' Resource/Information/News Source: Indie Author Group ( http://indieauthorgroup.com )

        Best Writers' Workshop: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Writing Workshop ( http://forum.writersofthefuture.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7600&p=88255#p88255 )

        Best Magazine / e-zine Cover Artwork: Bards & Sages Quarterly July 2019, Denny E. Marshall ( http://www.dennymarshall.com/files/132004381.jpg )

        Best Magazine / e-zine Editor: Jeani Rector ( https://www.thehorrorzine.com )

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‘Mindhunter’ on Netflix has been Put on Hold Indefinitely

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Fans of Mindhunter will be disappointed to learn that season three of the popular Netflix show which chronicles the foundations of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit has been postponed indefinitely.

The fan-favorite series has featured some phenomenal performances, not only from its leading cast, but also those in supporting roles. Most of us still shudder when we think of Cameron Britton’s take on Ed Kemper that was just a little too close to reality for comfort.

Showrunner David Fincher has begun work on his first feature for the streaming serviced titled Mank, and according to Entertainment Weekly, the actors’ contracts have been allowed to lapse since the second season debuted last August.

A spokesperson for Netflix has said that while Fincher is focused on his feature, he felt it was unfair to hold the Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torn in contract for another season when neither he nor Netflix can be certain when he might pick Mindhunter up again.

Both Groff and McCallany have expressed interest in returning to the show when the time is right.

A longer wait between seasons is not unheard of on Netflix as they are not held to the same premiere and sweeps schedules as network and cable television. In fact, there was a full year and a half between season one and season two of Mindhunter so all hope is not lost.

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Amazon has decided to pass on Stephen King’s Dark Tower series

by Mads Lennon

Unfortunately for fans of Stephen King who were hoping to see a series based on The Dark Tower, the project has been canceled by Amazon.

Stephen King‘s story about the Gunslinger and the eternal battle will not be arriving on a small screen near you any time soon. Sadly, Amazon has decided to pass on The Dark Tower after reading the pilot script they ordered.

However, all hope is not necessarily lost. Deadline reports that the pilot script will be shopped around to potentially interested buyers. It’s possible that another network or streaming service could save the series and decide to produce it.

The Dark Tower has already had one live-action adaptation with the 2017 movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. It was poorly received by critics and audiences. It also failed to make much of a splash at the box office.

Amazon then ordered a new adaptation of the novel and fans were excited about the prospect of the series’ complex mythology being properly developed.

The series has always been considered as one of the more difficult of King’s projects to try and adapt to the screen. Apparently, Amazon didn’t find the pilot script up to snuff, since they’ve decided to cancel it.

That said, The Dark Tower is one of King’s most popular properties. Ideas have been floated around for years now on how to get the story told properly on-screen. It’s unlikely that this is the last time we’ll hear about it.

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StokerCon™ 2020

StokerCon™ UK is pleased to announce John Connolly as its next Guest of Honor. We hope you’ve bought your tickets already. If not, there’s still plenty of time. https://stokercon-uk.com/

StokerCon™ 2020 will be held April 16-19, 2020, at the historic Royal and Grand Hotels in Scarborough, U.K. For the first time, HWA's annual gathering will be held outside of the U.S., but will continue to incorporate such popular StokerCon programming as Horror University, the Final Frame Short Film Competition, the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, and the presentation of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards®. HWA's President Lisa Morton noted, "HWA is committed to celebrating horror around the world, so I'm especially pleased that our fifth annual StokerCon will be held in the U.K., where we have such a committed, strong chapter."

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In April 2020 StokerCon™, one of the world’s most prestigious horror events, comes to the UK. For the first time, the Horror Writers Association's annual gathering will be held outside of the U.S., but will continue to incorporate such popular StokerCon programming as Horror University, the Final Frame Short Film Competition, the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, and the presentation of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards®. HWA’s President Lisa Morton noted, “HWA is committed to celebrating horror around the world, so I’m especially pleased that our fifth annual StokerCon will be held in the U.K., where we have such a committed, strong chapter.” Over four days StokerCon UK will be welcoming an array of some of the world’s best dark fiction authors, publishers and speakers for a packed weekend of panels, readings, workshops, book launches and much more. Taking place in Scarborough, just down the coast from Whitby – the town that provided so much of the inspiration for Stoker’s iconic Dracula – this is an event not to be missed for writers and readers of horror fiction.

MICK GARRIS 

STOKERCON UK—the Horror Writers Association’s fifth annual celebration of horror and dark fantasy in creative media and the first to be held outside of North America—is delighted to welcome award-winning American film-maker MICK GARRIS as its latest Guest of Honour.

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