Dark Scribe magazine has announced the winners of the Third Annual Black Quill Awards, celebrating the best work in dark horror, suspense, and thrillers.
Two awards were handed out in each category, one for editors’ choice and one for readers’ choice. The editors’ choice for Dark Genre Novel of the Year award went to Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. The readers’ choice went to Drood by by Dan Simmons. Editors’ choice for Best Small Press Chill went to Kelland by Paul G. Bens Jr. and the readers’ choice went to As Fate Would Have It by Michael Louis Calvillo.
See all the award winners at this link. Here’s more from the release: “Nominations for the Black Quills are editorial-based, with both the editors and active contributing writers submitting nominations in each of the (8) categories. Once nominations are announced, readers of DSM cast their votes for their picks in each category. For this year’s outing, more than 3,300 votes were cast by the magazine’s readers.”