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After the jump you will find the nominees for the 2013 Spinetingler Award Best Anthology/Short Story Collection

Beat to a Pulp 2: Round 2

Crime Factory: Hard Labour

Lonely No More by Seymour Shubin

Red Heads Die Quickly by Gil Brewer

Roachkiller by Richie Narvaez

Short Stack

Sleepwalking by Ray Nayler

Shotgun Honey Presents: Both Barrels (vol 1)

Shoebox Train Wreck by John Mantooth

Ugly Behavior by Steve Rasnic Tem

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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  • Oh, flipping hack — much as I love and respect The Shotgun Honey and Beat to a Pulp 2 anthologies, my vote is with Crime Factory’s Hard Labour. But I’m doubly biased. It’s Australian-made (you can probably tell from the spelling of ‘labour’) and I’m in there… shhh! ;)

  • David Hyman says:

    Redheads Die Quickly And Other Stories by Gil Brewer is a fabulous collection that brings back into print many previously obscure and wonderful stories and also features a highly informative introduction and bibliography. A great package and it’s the one that gets my vote!

  • I’m voting for Roachkiller, by Richie Narvaez. Great writer, great story.

  • Y. Lopez says:

    Roachkiller – great short stories that will make you laugh, wonder and share. Way to go Richie Narvaez!

  • Dustin Michael says:

    I’m voting for Richie Narvaez. Roachkiller is phenomenal.

  • Frances pena says:

    I’m also voting for Roachkiller by Richie Narvaez. Extremely entertaining and well written. I want to see more of his great works.

  • Peter Roberts says:

    Roachkiller gets my vote.

  • Gloria Amet says:

    Lonely No More gets my vote

  • Just make sure you use the poll Gloria.