Dead End Follies Awards 2012 - Best Book Cover, Funniest Book & Best Short Story

No. This is not winning Best Book Cover

It took me forever to nominate people for the 2012 Dead End Follies Awards, but I'll try to keep the winners wrapped up within two week, so we can arrive at the end of the year and have it done. Today, the award winners for Best Book Cover, Funniest Book and Best Short Story are announced. Without further ado...

Best Book Cover

Joey Hi-Fi, for Chuck Wendig's Blackbirds

For creating a visually stunning cover that is both a marketing perk and a deep, but subtle look at who Myriam Black is. The astonishing level of detail reveals Myriam to the prospective readers.

Funniest Book

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, by Andrez Bergen
For its odd pace and its originality, which made the protagonist Floyd Maquina akin to Buster Keaton. Bergen's great range made the novel a deep and satisfying reading experience while remaining wild an unpredictable.

Best Short Story

Bullets & Fire, by Joe R. Lansdale

For its schooling of the reader on inner darkness and visceral feelings. Mr. Lansdale makes both action and violence weight-in heavy and yet they're all over his story, making this short a narrative of exception.

Congratulations to the winners!


I'm a pop culture blogger and author living in Montreal, Canada with my better half Josie and my dog Scarlett. I am a proud member of author collective Zelmer Pulp and have about a dozen of short stories published to my resume.


  1. I like the best book cover thing. You should do a guest post on my blog and talk about the Dead End Follies book awards.

  2. heh! The4y're supposed to be a small wink, but yeah. Why not?

  3. Congrats to the winners. I agree that Chuck Wendig's cover is amazing. Not that I've read the book. I haven't read much fiction in the past 14 months. I've launched 7 books and four anthologies in those months, though. And now I've told my publisher I'm done for a while. So I get to browse blogs again. And maybe even read a book all the way to the end. Looking forward to seeing all the D. E. Follies awards!