Wednesday, May 6, 2009

BTAP's 2nd Published Story Wins Best Short Story on the Web

"Hard Bite" by Anonymous-9 wins Best Short Story on the Web from Spinetingler Magazine. Back when BTAP was just a gleam in my eye, I "passed the hat" to get stories from talented writers. They had nothing to go on other than my word that I was going to create and run a worthy site. Anonymous-9 had been sitting on a hardboiled story for around 8 months, and based on nothing but trust, sent "Hard Bite" over. It ran as BTAP's second story, following Patti Abbott's "The Instrument of Their Desire" which has already been scooped for publication in an anthology. If we keep going like this, who knows what will happen next!

19 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

You go, guy.

RReynolds said...

Couldn't happen to a better zine. Congratulations to A-9 and Beat To A Pulp. I read BTAP every Sunday for my pulp addiction and am never disappointed.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

I just heard about this and came running over to congratulate you and Anonymous 9.

Terrie

James Reasoner said...

That's great news, and well deserved. I'm woefully behind on my reading of the stories on the site, but the ones I've read have all been excellent.

beauvallet said...

Congratulations to Anonymous-9 and to BTAP. Nice work!

Naomi Johnson

Anonymous said...

BTAP is the place to be seen. I had nothing to do with the nomination process over at Spinetingler and David says he didn't either.

Secret elves saw my story on BTAP and guided it through the whole process from nomination to voters. I've never spoken to Sandra Ruttan in my life, I didn't know anybody over there. I had no "inside" contacts. The unknown people who promoted my story did it for the love of fiction and I guess they liked the story.

BTAP is a good place to send your best work. It sounds cheesy, but I'm glad I did.
Anonymous-9

David Cranmer said...

Patti, I will and thanks.

RReynolds, Gracias amigo.

Terri, Always glad when you stop by and thanks. I will let A-9 know though I suspect she will stop by here soon. She’s a rather mysterious gal and you never can be sure where she's lurking.

James, A very big thanks... It means a lot.

Naomi, SISTERS UNDER THE SKIN was a superb story and I would love to read your next one for BTAP... And I really appreciate you leaving a comment.

A-9, Thanks again.

Barbara Martin said...

Excellent news.

Scott Parker said...

The award makes my story and every story published at BTAP better for the award. Bravo!

Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool. That's really nice to hear. BTAP is rolling strong.

Paul Brazill said...

Congrats!A cracking story.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks everyone! Of course, A-9 gets 99.9% of the credit. But I'm happy with my tiny percentage. Not to rest, we have Black Horse Western writer Nik Morton coming up this weekend.

Chris said...

Nice! What fantastic news! Congrats to the BtaP team and A9 as well!

Ray said...

Great for Anonymous-9.
Great for BTAP.
Just good to know that both are getting noticed.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks Chris! Again, writers like you and A-9 make us look good.

Ray, Thanks and I appreciate all your support on Broken Trails and the fine story you contributed. Hopefully I will join you at Black Horse before long.

G said...

Congrats on being head and shoulders above everyone else.

As they say, the sky's the limit.

King of all E-media perhaps?

David Cranmer said...

Thanks G. Ah, yeah that has a ring to it but I wouldn't want Howard to sue.

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats to you for putting together such a fine creation.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks Travis.