Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for forty years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and Sci Fiction. She currently acquires short stories and novellas for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than 90 science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the Year series, Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror (Tachyon Publications, 2016), Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales (Pegasus Books, 2017), Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (Tor Books, 2017), The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea (Night Shade, 2018), The Best of the Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade, 2018), and Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (Saga Press, 2019). Forthcoming are Edited By (Subterranean Press), a selection of stories from other anthologies she's edited; Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles (Blumhouse/Anchor), all new horror stories about movies and movie-making; and Body Shocks (Tachyon).
She's won multiple World Fantasy Awards, Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, and Shirley Jackson Awards, as well as the 2012 Il Posto Nero Black Spot Award for Excellence as Best Foreign Editor. Datlow was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award (given at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to the genre"), was honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association (in acknowledgment of superior achievement over an entire career), and honored with the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention.
She lives in New York and co-hosts the monthly Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar. More information can be found at datlow.com, on Facebook, and on twitter as @EllenDatlow. She's owned by two cats.