The Stoker Awards

I recently found out that my story, “The Plumber” has gotten a recommendation for the HWA’s Stoker Awards. To be truthful with myself, this doesn’t mean too much, as I’d have to get many more recommendations to get anywhere near the top of the list, and only the top-recommended stories become “nominated” for the awards. And yet, it still feels good to get that one recommendation. Maybe I’ll even pull in a couple more–we’ll see.

Since I’m such a new writer, and my story wasn’t very widely read, I think it’s much harder for me to have a real shot, especially when there are so many qualifying stories out there. But again, it still feels good.

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7 thoughts on “The Stoker Awards”

  1. Hi Tony,

    I am sure that must make you feel very good indeed. I admire you feet-on-the-ground and head-not-in-the-clouds attitude. The thing is, one never knows what is around the next corner, so never say never, and congratulations on the nomination.

  2. Congrats Anthony!

    It’s still nice to know that someone enjoys one’s work enough to recommend it to others, eh?

  3. Anthony J. Rapino

    Thanks all. Yeah, it is nice to know thaty someone liked the story enough to recommend it. I’ll keep the blog updated if I get any more.

    Thanks again.

  4. That’s absolutely great news, regardless of your chances! I have all the fingers and a few of my toes crossed for ya…


  5. Anthony J. Rapino

    Thanks, Brian. They updated the recs today, but I still only have 1. Salright, there’s time.

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