Bibliography

Helen’s Bibliography

Education

2014 Ph. D (Medieval Studies) University of Toronto
2007 MA (Medieval Studies) University of Toronto
2006 BA Hons. (English) University of Guelph

Full Length Fiction

Gifts for the One Who Comes After, ChiZine Publications, 2014. 

  • winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection
  • winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection
  • short-listed for the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection
  • short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Collection
  • short-listed for the Aurora Award for Best Related Work
  • short-listed for the ReLit Award
  • honorable mention, Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
  • long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Fiction Prize
  • long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize
  • recommended reading list, Locus Magazine
  • starred review, Quill&Quire

Hair Side, Flesh Side, ChiZine Publications, 2012.

  • winner of the 2013 British Fantasy Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer
  • short-listed for the 2013 Aurora Award for Best Related Work
  • long-listed for the 2012 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award
  • starred review, Library Journal
  • “Top Ten Books of 2012 (SF/F)”, January Magazine

Full Length Poetry

The Sex Lives for Monsters: Collected Poems, Kelp Queen Press, Toronto, 2013.

  • winner of the 2014 Elgin Chapbook Award
  • short-listed for the 2014 Bram Stoker Award for Best Poetry

Skeleton Leaves: a Collection, Kelp Queen Press, Toronto, 2012.

  • winner of the 2012 Aurora Award for Best Canadian Speculative Poem
  • jury-selected for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement preliminary ballot
  • nominated for the 2012 Rhysling Award, long-form

Edited Collections

Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, ed. with Sandra Kasturi, ChiZine Publications, 2015.

Single Works Fiction

2016

“The Embalmer”, The Mammoth Book of The Mummy, ed. Paula Guran (Constable-Robinson).

“Caro in Carnis”, The Mammoth Book of Original Cthulhu, ed. Paula Guran (Constable-Robinson).

2015  

“Exposure”, Cassilda’s Song, ed. Joe Pulver.

“Caldera”, Unspeakable Horror 2: Abominations of Desire, ed. Vince Liaguno (Evil Jester Press).

“The Vault of Heaven”, Aickman’s Heirs, ed. Simon Strantzas (Undertow Press).

“Stud”, 21st Century Bestiary, ed. Heather Wood (Stone Skin Press).

“The Zhanell Adler Brass Spyglass”, CVC Anthology Series, Book Four (Exile Editions).

“All Things Fall and Are Built Again”, Dangerous Games, ed. Jonathan Oliver (Solaris Books).

“Funeral Rites,” Spectral Book of Horror Stories, ed. Mark Morris (Spectral Press).

“Crossroads and Gateways”, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, ed. Scott H. Andrews.

“In the Time of Omens”, Fearful Symmetries, ed. Ellen Datlow (ChiZine Publications).

“Death and the Girl from Pi Delta Zeta”, Lackington’s, ed. Ranylt Richildis.

2013 

“I’m the Lady of Good Times, She Said”, End of the Road, ed. Jonathan Oliver (Solaris).

“The Slipway Grey”, Chilling Tales 2, ed. Michael Kelly (EDGE).

“The Raising of Household Objects”, CVC Anthology Series, Book Three (Exile Press).

“The Hanging Game”, Tor.com.

“Skin”, Future Lovecraft, ed. Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles (Innsmouth Free Press).

Reprinted Fiction

2015

“Secondhand Magic”, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 26, ed. Stephen Jones (PS Publishing).

“Death and the Girl from Pi Delta Zeta”, Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, ed. Sandra Kasturi and Jerome Stueart (ChiZine Publications).

“Secondhand Magic”, Best British Short Stories 2015, ed. Nicholas Royle (Salt Publishing).

“Death and the Girl from Pi Delta Zeta”, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Dark Horror 6, ed. Paula Guran (Prime).

“In the Year of Omens”, Best British Horror 2015, ed. Johnny Mains (Salt Publishing).

“The Santa Claus Parade”, PseudoPod, ed. Shawn Garrett.

“All My Love, A Fishhook”, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird, ed. Paula Guran (Prime).

Supply Limited, Act Now”, EscapePod, ed. Norm Sherman.

2014

“The Slipway Grey”, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Dark Horror 5, ed. Paula Guran (Prime).

2013

“The Old and the New”, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24, ed. Stephen Jones (Robinson/Running Press).

“No Ghosts in London”, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Dark Horror 4, ed. Paula Guran (Prime).

“The Book of Judgement”, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing of 2012, ed. Sandra Kasturi and Samantha Beiko (ChiZine Publications).

Sanditon”, World Science Fiction Blog, ed. Lavie Tidhar. (https://worldsf.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/tuesday-fiction-sanditon-by-helen-marshall/)

The Mouth, Open”, Weird Fiction Review, ed. Adam Mills.

“The Book of Judgement”, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 28.

Single Works Poetry

2014

Aversions”, Goblin Fruit, Summer Issue, ed. Amal El-Mohtar and Caitlyn Paxson.

“The Feather Calls Me By My True Name”, Arc Poetry Magazine 73, ed. Monty Reid.

2013

“The Dead Man’s Thumb”, Postscripts to Darkness 4, ed. Dominik Parisien.

“The Collected Postcards of Billy the Kid”, Postscripts to Darkness 4, ed. Dominik Parisien.

2012

“The Ghosts of Birds”, Phantom Drift 2.

Leda’s Daughter”, Abyss and Apex 41.

2011

“The Oak Girl”, Tesseracts 15:  A Case of Quite Curious Tales, ed. Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor.

“Strict Nominalism”, 2011 Whittaker Anthology.

“Ghosts of Blood and Glass”, 2011 Whittaker Anthology.

“Beautiful Monster”, Paper Crow. (Fall Issue)

“Strict Nominalism”, Chiaroscuro 49.

“One Quarter Gorgon”, Chiaroscuro 47.

2010

“Waiting for the Harrowing”, Chiaroscuro 46.

“Witchcraft”,  Acta Victoriana.

2006

“Trojan Nights”, Chiaroscuro 26.

2005

“Eurydice”, Chiaroscuro 25.

“Baptism”, Star*Line 28.3.

“Mist and Shadows”, Star*Line 28.2.

“Apartment 8”, Star*Line 28.1.

2004

“The Cat Queen”, NFG 5.

“Physics”, Ontarion Arts Supplement 143.

 

Reprinted Poetry

2015

“Aversions”, Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, ed. Sandra Kasturi and Jerome Stueart (ChiZine Publications).

2013

“The Ghosts of Birds”, The 2013 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2012.

“The Ghosts of Birds”, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing of 2012, ed. Sandra Kasturi and Samantha Beiko (ChiZine Publications).

“One Quarter Gorgon”, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing of 2011, ed. Sandra Kasturi and Halli Villegas (ChiZine Publications/Tightrope Books).

2012

“Beautiful Monster”, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing of 2011, ed. Sandra Kasturi and Halli Villegas (ChiZine Publications/Tightrope Books).

“Beautiful Monster”, The 2012 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2011.

“Skeleton Leaves”, The 2012 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2011.

2006

“Mist and Shadows” The 2006 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2005.

Nonfiction

2015

“Sex, Death and the Man-Omelet in ‘The Specialist’s Hat’”, Weird Fiction Review.

Beautiful Broken Bodies”, Los Angeles Review of Books, August 11.

“Getting Medieval in 21st-Century Horror Fiction”, Thinking Horror: A Journal of Horror Philosophy, ed. Simon Strantzas and S. J. Bagley.

The H Word: Dissonance and Horror”, Nightmare Magazine, ed. John Joseph Adams.

2014

“Introduction”, Irregular Verbs, Matthew Johnson (ChiZine Publications).

Literary Awards

2015 Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection. Winner.
2015 Gifts for the One Who Comes After, World Fantasy Award for Best Collection. Winner.
2015 Gifts for the One Who Comes After, British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. Short-listed.
2015 Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Bram Stoker AWard for Best Collection. Short-listed.
2015 Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Aurora Award for Best Collection. Short-listed.
2015 Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Sunburst Award. Long-listed.
2015 Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. Long-listed.
2015 Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Long-listed.
2013 “The Raising of Household Objects”, The $15,000 Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Competition. Short-listed.
2013 Hair Side, Flesh Side, The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. Long-listed.
2013 Hair Side, Flesh Side, Aurora Award for Best Related Work. Short-listed.
2013 Chiaroscuro Reading Series, Aurora Award for Fan Organizational. Short-listed.
2013 “The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book”, Aurora Award for Fan Other. Short-listed.
2013 “The Ghosts of Birds”, Aurora Award for Best Canadian Speculative Poem. Short-listed.
2013 “The Ghosts of Birds”, Rhysling Award for Poetry, short-form. Nominated.
2012 Student Engagement in the Arts, University of Toronto. Winner.
2012 “the feather calls me by my true name”, CBC Poetry Prize. Long-listed.
2012 “Holding Pattern”, Myslexia Short Story Contest. Short-listed.
2012 Chiaroscuro Reading Series, Aurora Award for Fan Organizational. Short-listed.
2012 Skeleton Leaves, Aurora Award for Best Canadian Speculative Poem. Winner.
2012 “Beautiful Monster”, Rhysling Award for Poetry, long-form. Nominated.
2012 Skeleton Leaves, Rhysling Award for Poetry, long-form. Nominated.
2012 Skeleton Leaves, Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry. Preliminary Ballot (Juried).
2011 2010 Toronto SpecFic Colloquium, Aurora Award for Fan Organizational. Winner.
2011 “Waiting for the Harrowing”, Aurora Award for Best Canadian Speculative Poem. Short-listed.
2009 “The Gypsy”, Rannu Fund Poetry Contest. Honorable Mention.
2009 “Crossroads and Gateways”, Rannu Fund Fiction Contest. Honorable Mention.
2006 “Mist and Shadows”, Rhysling Award for Poetry, short-form. Nominated.

Grants

2013 Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve. The New Quarterly. [For The Sex Lives of Monsters]
2012 Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve. Descant. [For The Sex Lives of Monsters]
2012 Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve. ChiZine Publications. [For Gifts for the One Who Comes After]
2012 Canada Council Creative Writing Grant [For Hair Side, Flesh Side]
2011 Level Two Writers Grant, Toronto Arts Council [For Hair Side, Flesh Side]
2011 Ontario Arts Council Work-in-Progress Grant [For Hair Side, Flesh Side]

Editorial Work

2010-2012 Managing Editor, ChiZine Publications

  • Editor, Every House Is Haunted by Ian Rogers [collection, ChiZine Publications, 2012]
  • Editor, Shoebox Train Wreck by John Mantooth [collection, ChiZine Publications, 2012]
  • Editor, Remember Why You Fear Me by Robert Shearman [collection, ChiZine Publications, 2012]
  • Editor, Picking up the Ghost by Tone Milazzo [novel, ChiZine Publications, 2011]
  • Editor, Enter, Night by Michael Rowe [novel, ChiZine Publications, 2011]
    [Short-listed for an Aurora Award]

2009-2010 Associate Editor, ChiZine Publications

  • Editor, Chimerascope by Douglas Smith [short story collection, ChiZine Publications]
  • Editor, Cities of Night by Philip Nutman [short story collection, ChiZine Publications]
  • Editor, In the Mean Time by Paul Tremblay [short story collection, ChiZine Publications]  [Nominated for the Black Quill Award, longlisted for Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award]
  • Editor, Major Karnage by Gord Zajac [novel, ChiZine Publications]

Other Work

2010-2013 Co-founder and Chair, Chiaroscuro Workshop and Reading Series
[short-listed, 2012 and 2013 Aurora Award]
2012 Judge, CZP/Rannu Fund for Writers of Speculative Literature
2010-2012 Co-founder and Chair, Toronto SpecFic Colloquium
[winner, 2011 Aurora Award]
2010 Judge, CZP/Rannu Fund for Writers of Speculative Literature
2010 Co-founder and Teacher, “Beat the Block” writing workshops