The Shirley Jackson Awards finalists for this year have just been announced, and it's a great ballot all the way round.
Excuse me while I am particularly delighted for Karen Joy Fowler, up for story and collection, and Richard Butner, up for novelette. You guys already know how much I love Karen's work, and I hope this means Richard's "Holderhaven" gets posted somewhere online soon. It was originally published in a recent issue of Crimewave and it is FABULOUS. In the meantime, if you're not familiar with his work, you can read his excellent story "Ash City Stomp" at Small Beer Press (or download an mp3 of him reading it--this comes up randomly on my ipod from time to time and I never skip it; it's that good)--or order his chapbook.
But, seriously, wonderful ballot (Peter Straub! Kate Bernheimer! Ellen Datlow! Jeff VanderMeer! Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire)! A bunch of other stuff I really need to read!). Congratulations to everyone.
Full list nicked from the awards site behind the cut: