By Force Leading in Misfit Stories, Reader’s Choice Poll — Bards and Sages Author of Year Also to Be Chosen
Remember THE SOCIETY OF MISFIT STORIES? See August 22, below, plus July 6 and June 23. But the thing is, I missed announcing at the time that the reprint story they bought from me (originally published in ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE), “By Force and Against the King’s Peace,” was published there on September 9th. Oops! And if you don’t believe it, you can check it out (and even buy it on Kindle, if desired) here*.
But now it comes up again in this announcement from Julie Ann Dawson of Bards and Sages Publications: With the release of the October issue of the BARDS AND SAGES QUARTERLY, the voting period has started for our Reader’s Choice Awards. The purpose of the Reader’s Choice awards is to celebrate our writers. Readers get to vote for their favorite story from each issue of the BARDS AND SAGES QUARTERLY. Authors are invited to have their winning stories republished in the annual BARDIC TALES AND SAGE ADVICE anthology (it is always nice to get paid for the same story twice, right?)
We are changing things up a little this year. This year, for the Author of the Year award, we are including authors from THE SOCIETY OF MISFIT STORIES and the three current GREAT TOME anthologies.
And the thing here is that, as of this writing, “By Force and Against the King’s Peace” is leading, with 42 percent of the vote, in the SOCIETY OF MISFIT STORIES category.
For more information on the Bards and Sages Reader’s Choice Awards one can press here. And best of all, one can vote there too — just scroll down and down, through the four BARDS AND SAGES QUARTERLY listings, and you’ll come to the nine titles published thus far under Favorite “Misfit”. About in the middle you’ll find “By Force and Against the King’s Peace” and to give it your vote you need but click on it. Try it. It’s easy!
And, if scrolling down farther, one will also find a ballot for “Author of the Year,” with my name first (although nowhere near in the lead for this one), which, were one to truly desire to, one could vote for also. In that this is for all appearances in Bards and Sages publications, I might remind, too, that I have stories in all three of the published GREAT TOMES volumes (for which see variously below, October 1, September 21, June 9, May 10, etc.)
*Also, more information on the MISFIT STORIES series in general, including ordering links by title, can be found here.