Greetings from Pseudopod Towers,
We were amazed and honoured to win the first Best Fiction Podcast THIS IS HORROR award two years ago. We were even more amazed and honoured to win it a second time this past year. None of our staff are in the same time zone, we all work day jobs, and we all love creating PseudoPod. To hear that other people love it as much as we do? Day made, forever.
That got us thinking about all the years we’ve worked out of the spotlight and how it felt to have such hard (though rewarding) work go unrecognized. Horror, like it or not, is still a genre with relatively few industry awards. Horror podcasting, even less so. Hard work deserves recognition.
With that in mind, remaining eligible for an award we’ve already won twice isn’t something we want to do.
We’d like to recuse PseudoPod from competition for the next three years. We’ve been in this spotlight, it’s great. Other people need to have that opportunity too. So, instead of being in contention, we’re going to signal boost other deserving podcasts and the finalists. Not just because professional (and slightly squishy) enthusiasm is our raison d’etre, but because a rising tide lifts all boats. Or colossal sleeping gods… Regardless, every boat rises and that’s a good thing and we want to help. And for the next three years, this is one way we can rise up others.
So here’s what we’d like you to do. Before January 14, 2018, go check out the categories for the THIS IS HORROR AWARD and nominate your favorites from 2018. When the finalists are announced, we want you to go check out and vote for the best. Help us shine the spotlight into all the dark and creepy corners of the podosphere.
Shawn Garrett and Alex Hofelich, co-Editors
Karen Bovenmyer, Assistant Editor
Alasdair Stuart, Host
And all the PseudoPod Tentacles