A part time faculty member since 1997, Mort Castle, in 2012, won two Bram Stoker Awards: one for New Moon on the Water, Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection (a tie with Joyce Carol Oates's Black Dahlia & White Rose), the other with Sam Weller, as co-editor of Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, Superior Achievement in an Anthology. He's also twice won the Black Quill Award for editing fiction and non-fiction. Other awards and nominations: International Horror Guild Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Golden Bot, the Audie, and a total of nine Bram Stoker Award nominations. His stories have been included in Best Underground Stories and Best New Zombie Tales, and have been listed as "Notable," "Recommended," or "Honorable Mention" in about 30 "year's best" compilations in the fantasy, mystery, and literary genres. In 1999, he was cited as one of "21 Leaders in the Arts for the 21st Century in Chicago's Southland" by the Sun-Times Newspaper group. Forthcoming or recent publications include: All American Horror of the 21st Century, Wicker Park Press; (as co-editor with David Campiti) J.N. Williamson's Illustrated Masques, IDW; and Dracula: The Annotated Classic, Writer's Digest Books.