A little while  ago I promised some big news. Happy to say I can now spill the beans. One of my short stories has been selected for inclusion in Best British Short Stories 2012 from Salt Publishing, due out in April.

From Salt Publishing’s Best British Short Stories webpage:

This series aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. The editor’s brief is wide ranging, covering anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and web sites, looking for the best of the bunch to reprint all in one volume. Neither genre nor Granta shall be overlooked in the search for the very best new short fiction.

I am of course thrilled to be included. This year’s collection features an amazing line-up (as announced by Salt Publishing’s Jen Hamilton Emery on Facebook):

After a year of reading and months of deliberation by editor, Nicholas Royle, the line-up for Best British Short Stories 2012 has been finalised. Coming your way in April: Emma Unsworth, HP Tinker, Michael Marshall Smith, Dan Powell, Julian Gough, Stuart Evers, Stella Duffy, Socrates Adams-Florou, Jonathan Trigell, Will Self, Jaki McCarrick, Robert Shearman, Alison MacLeod, Jo Lloyd, Neil Campbell, Joel Lane, Ramsey Campbell, Jeanette Winterson, Jon McGregor and AK Benedict.

Can’t wait to see my little story sitting shoulder to shoulder with work from so many great authors.