2011 Spinetingler Award: Short Story on the Web – NOMINEES

UPDATE: Go here to vote, polls are open until April 30th.

As has become our practice we like to announce the nominees for the Best Short Story on the Web category one week ahead of the other categories. We hope that will allow voters enough time to read all of the stories before voting.

In one week the full list of 2011 Spinetingler Award nominees will be announced. The Spinetingler Award nominees have been selected by an editorial panel and the winners will be determined by public vote through an online voting system.

After the jump you will find the ten nominees with appropriate links. I hope you will take the time to read each of them before casting your vote next week.

2011 Spinetingler Award: Best Short Story on the Web nominees

Times Past by Matthew C. Funk from All Due Respect

Hold You by Steve Weddle from A Twist of Noir

Pillow Talk by Jodi MacArthur from Beat to a Pulp

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson from Mysterical-E

Secretario by Catherynne M. Valente from Weird Tales

Ghostman on Third by Chad Eagleton from The Drowning Machine

Carpaccio By Lily Childs from Thrillers, Killers ‘N’ Chillers

How to Jail by Dennis Tafoya from Crime Factory

Home Invasion by Jen Conley from Thuglit

Beat on the Brat by Nigel Bird from The Drowning Machine

Congratulations to all the nominees. Voting instructions will be available when the nominees in the other categories are announced.

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Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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23 comments for “2011 Spinetingler Award: Short Story on the Web – NOMINEES

  1. March 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

    If you know links for any of the authors that I couldn’t find please let me know and I’ll add them.

    Any problems with the existing links please let me know.

  2. Sandra Seamans
    March 24, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Congratulations to all the nominees!! Great writers and great stories!!

  3. March 24, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Congrats to all and special thanks to Jodi for sending “Pillow Talk” our way. A top story that I’m happy to see recognized!

  4. March 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Congratulations to all the authors.

  5. Chad Eagleton
    March 24, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Wowza! I’m floored!

    Oh, and Brian, my blog is at: http://cathodeangel.blogspot.com/

  6. Brian Lindenmuth
    March 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Got it, thanks Chad.

  7. March 24, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Goodness – what an honour! Thank you so much for the nomination Brian – and best of luck to all nominees. I’d read some, will catch up with the others over the next 24 hours.

  8. March 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Congratulations to all the nominees!

  9. March 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Holy crap, what a list. Thanks for the nomination.
    And, you know, wow. What a list. Did I say that? Sorry. Just, you know, wow. Some damn good shorts out there.

  10. March 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Well done everybody. Special congratulations to Lily Childs and Jodi MacArthur. Looks like some tough competition in that list.

    Good luck all.

  11. March 24, 2011 at 10:12 am

    This is really special. So many thanks. I’ve a couple of good reads that I don’t know about, too, so I can’t wait to catch up.
    I wanted to see my name up there so badly, I can’t tell you. It was one of those hold your breath moments.
    It’s a real honour.
    With so many great writers here, it’s bound to be one hell of a denouement.
    Thanks again,

  12. Chris Rhatigan
    March 24, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Congrats to all the nominees! It will be difficult to pick from that crowd.

  13. March 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Smashing. Some of my favourites there!

  14. March 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    congrats to these deserving folks – my reading pleasure is much enriched by each – well done.

  15. March 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    It’s such a marvel and an honor to be on this list – and it’s such a delight to share it with some of my friends and favored stories. There are tales that I chanced upon, tales that were recommended to me by trusted talents and tales from authors I’m blessed to count as close friends.

    My best to everyone and my deep thanks to Spinetingler.

  16. AJ Hayes
    March 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Hell, give it to everybody. There ain’t no way to choose between ’em. Every one of them is astounding.

  17. March 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Congrats to all nominees. I have read some, and can’t wait to read the others. Best of luck everyone!

  18. March 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Look at those names and stories– Wow! For Pillow Talk to be listed among them is an incredible honor and incredible F*cking woohoo moment! Thank you for the nomination, and thank you to Beat to a Pulp (David Cranmer) for publishing the story. A big congrats to all the nominees!

  19. March 25, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Now, that list just smacks of quality and oozes class.

    Big congrats to all of you!

    Trying to remain impartial, but particularly chuffed for Lily and Jodi, whose crackin’ stories I recently reviewed.

    I’ll be reading all the stories before voting.

    Regards & Respect,

  20. March 25, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Voting will be difficult, no doubt about it. This is a crop of damn fine writers. Every one of these nominees is deserving.

  21. March 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Here’s a serious list of stories from some truly outstanding writers…is a ten-way tie possible?

  22. Jen Conley
    March 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    This is so cool! Congrats to everyone!

  23. March 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

    What an honor. Thank you for the nomination. Brian, it would be great if you could link to my website – peter-swanson.com – instead of my blog. Cheers, Peter

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