To end the year on a high, we're delighted to present the list of authors set to feature in our upcoming short story collections: American Gothic, and Urban Crime. Following swiftly on the tail of Haunted House, and Cosy Crime, these latest books join our Gothic Fantasy series, and similarly combine classic tales with contemporary stories received by submission. Again, our call for submissions was met with an overwhelming response, so we're excited now to share this final selection! From Urban Crime's thrilling city dangers to the downright unsettling breed of horror running through American Gothic, this latest pair of anthologies promises a healthy dose of the fascinating and strange in 2019. See below for the line-up...
Stone Baby by Terri Bruce
The Tomb-Herd by Ramsey Campbell
The Dark Presser by E.E.W. Christman
Graveyards Full by Maxx Fidalgo
Old Homeplace by Joshua Hiles
In the Domain of Doctor Baldwin by Russell James
Baby Girl by Clayton Kroh
Viola’s Second Husband by Sean Logan
The Outsiders in the Hawthorne Tomb by Madison McSweeney
Big, Bad by Lynette Mejía
Gothic American by Joe Nazare
In the Bleak by Wendy Nikel
In the Country by Christi Nogle
Baby Teeth by Lina Rather
Bibliosmia by M. Regan
Water Witch by Rebecca Ring
Ring of Teeth by Mike Robinson
Approaching Lavender by Lucy A. Snyder
Amazing Patsy by Valerie B. Williams
The Hollow Tree by Nemma Wollenfang
These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Gertrude Atherton, Ambrose Bierce, Charles Brockden Brown, George Washington Cable, Charles W. Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Ralph Adams Cram, Stephen Crane, Emma Dawson, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ellen Glasgow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Shirley Jackson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Grace King, H.P. Lovecraft, Herman Melville, W.C. Morrow, Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, Annie Trumbull Slosson, Clark Ashton Smith, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton, Madeline Yale Wynne.
Mickey's Ghost by T.J. Berg
Hungry Coyote by Judi Calhoun
See How They Run by Ramsey Campbell
Ripping by Meg Elison
A Scattered Body by Rich Larson
Wet Work by C.L. McDaniel
Sirens by Dan Micklethwaite
Breaking News by Trixie Nisbet
From Hell to Eternity by Thana Niveau
The Dilmun Exchange by Josh Pachter
The Gauntlet by Michael Penncavage
A Father's Child by Jennifer Quail
Lovely Young Losers by Zandra Renwick
Someone's Out There by K.W. Roberts
Mr. Sleepy by Leo X. Robertson
Step Light by David Tallerman
My Jack by Salinda Tyson
A Man Called Famous by Rachel Watts
Underpass by Chris Wheatley
These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Stacy Aumonier, Robert Barr, Irvin S. Cobb, Wilkie Collins, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, E.W. Hornung, Fergus Hume, Maurice Leblanc, Jack London, Baroness Orczy, Melville Davisson Post, Edgar Wallace, Victor L. Whitechurch, Oscar Wilde.
Congratulations to the above and many thanks to all who submitted!
- See the selections for Haunted House and Cosy Crime, due to be published in January 2019, here.
- Watch out for future submission calls via our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
- Browse the full series of anthologies here.
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