Anthologies

Anthologies

Best British Short Stories 2015

Editor: Nicholas Royle
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publication Year: 2015

“Hilary Mantel and Helen Simpson feature in the nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its fifth year …” Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. The editor’s brief is wide ranging, covering anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and web sites, looking for the best of the bunch to reprint all in one volume. Authors include Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore, Jenn Ashworth, Helen Simpson, Charles Wilkinson, Rebecca Swirsky, Matthew Sperling, Julianne Pachico, KJ Orr, Bee Lewis, Uschi Gatward, Emma Cleary and Neil Campbell.

Featuring my story: “Secondhand Magic”

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The Year’s Best Fantasy and Dark Horror 6

Editor: Paula Guran
Publisher: Prime Books
Publication Year: 2015

No matter your expectations, the dark is full of the unknown: grim futures, distorted pasts, invasions of the uncanny, paranormal fancies, weird dreams, unnerving nightmares, baffling enigmas, revelatory excursions, desperate adventures, spectral journeys, mundane terrors, and supernatural visions. You may stumble into obsession—or find redemption. Often disturbing, occasionally delightful, let The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror be your annual guide through the mysteries and wonders of dark fiction.

Featuring my story: “Death and the Girl from Pi Delta Zeta”

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Best British Horror 2015

Editor: Johnny Mains
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publication Year: 2015

The Home of Horror British Fantasy Award winning editor Johnny Mains ferries Salt’s Best series into the dankest recesses of horror with tales written by the UK’s top ghouls.

Featuring my story: “In the Year of Omens”

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New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird

Editor: John Langan, Laird Barron, Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Prime Books
Publication Year: 2015

“Some stories are more explicitly Lovecraftian than others, but all demonstrate how Lovecraft’s dark mythology continues to inspire outstanding tales of modern horror.” – Publisher’s Weekly Many of the best weird fiction writers (and creators in most other media) have been profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos H.P. Lovecraft created eight decades ago. Lovecraft’s themes of cosmic indifference, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history – written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread – are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. A few years ago, New Cthulhu : The Recent Weird presented some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft.

Featuring my story: “All My Love, A Fishhook”

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Aickman’s Heirs

Editor: Simon Strantzas
Publisher: Undertow Publications
Publication Year: 2014

Edited by Simon Strantzas, “Aickman’s Heirs” is an anthology of strange, weird tales by modern visionaries of weird fiction, in the milieu of Robert Aickman, the master of strange and ambiguous stories. Editor and author Strantzas, an important figure in Weird fiction, has been hailed as the heir to Aickman’s oeuvre, and is ideally suited to edit this exciting volume. Featuring all-original stories from Brian Evenson, Lisa Tuttle, John Langan, Helen Marshall, Michael Cisco, and others.

Featuring my story: “The Vault of Heaven”

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Spectral Book of Horror Stories

Editor: Mark Morris
Publisher: Spectral Press
Publication Year: 2014

19 BRAND NEW TALES TO CHILL YOUR BLOOD AND HAUNT YOUR DREAMS! The first in an annual anthology series, inspired by the Pan and Fontana books of yesteryear!

Featuring my story: “Funeral Rites”

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Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction

Editor: Helen Marshall, Sandra Kasturi
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
Publication Year: 2014

Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing is a reprint anthology collecting speculative short fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, etc.) that represents the best work published by Canadian writers in the 2013 calendar year.

 

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The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2014

Editor: Paula Guran
Publisher: Prime Books
Publication Year: 2014

No matter your expectations, the dark is full of the unknown: grim futures, distorted pasts, invasions of the uncanny, paranormal fancies, weird dreams, unnerving nightmares, baffling enigmas, revelatory excursions, desperate adventures, spectral journeys, mundane terrors, and supernatural visions. You may stumble into obsession – or find redemption.

Often disturbing, occasionally delightful, let The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror be your annual guide through the mysteries and wonders of dark fiction.

Featuring my story: “The Slipway Grey”

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The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2013

Editor: Paula Guran
Publisher: Prime Books
Publication Year: 2013

The darkness creeps upon us and we shudder, or it suddenly startles and we scream. There need be no monsters for us to be terrified in the dark, but if there are, they are just as often human and supernatural.

Join us in this outstanding annual exploration of the year’s best dark fiction that includes stories of quiet fear, the utterly fantastic, the weirdly surreal, atmospheric noir, mysterious hauntings, seductive nightmares, and frighteningly plausible futures. Featuring thirty-five tales from masterful authors and talented new writers sure to make you reconsider walking in the shadows alone…

Featuring my story: “No Ghosts in London”

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Imaginarium 2: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction

Editor: Tanya Huff, Sandra Kasturi
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
Publication Year: 2013

Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing is a reprint anthology collecting speculative short fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, etc.) that represents the best work produced by Canadian writers, edited by Sandra Kasturi and Samantha Beiko.

Canadian speculative fiction has been increasingly recognized internationally for the calibre of its authors and their insight into the nature of social and religious identities, the implications of new technologies, and the relationship between humankind and its environments.

At their best, these stories disrupt habits, overcome barriers of cultural perception to make the familiar strange through the use of speculative elements such as magic and technology. They provide glimpses of alternate realities and possible futures and pasts that provoke an ethical, social, political, environmental, and biological inquiry into what it means to be human.

Featuring my story: “The Book of Judgement”
Featuring my poem: “The Ghosts of Birds”

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Chilling Tales Two: In Words, Alas, Drown I

Editor: Michael Kelly
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

20 New Spine Tingling Tales… Canada’s maestro of the macabre, Michael Kelly, brings you CHILLING TALES: In Words, Alas, Drown I, an all new collection of nightmares that will perturb and torment you. Tales that will leave a frisson of fear and raise a quiver of gooseflesh. A chill is in the air.

This tome includes selections by iconic Canadian dark fantasy and horror writers Camille Alexa, Colleen Anderson, Kevin Cockle, Gemma Files, Lisa L Hannett, Derek Künsken, Claude Lalumière, Daniel LeMoal, Catherine MacLeod, Michael Matheson, Susie Moloney, David Nickle, Ian Rogers, Douglas Smith, Simon Strantzas, Edo van Belkom, Halli Villegas, Bev Vincent, Robert J. Wiersema, and Rio Youers, with an introduction by Michael Kelly.

Featuring my story: “The Slipway Gray”

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End of the Road

Editor: Jonathan Oliver
Publisher: Solaris
Publication Year: 2013

The critically acclaimed editor of Magic, The End of The Line and House of Fear has brought together the contemporary masters and mistresses of the weird from around the globe in an anthology of travel tales like no other. Strap on your seatbelt, shoulder your backpack, or wait for that next ride… into darkness.

Each step will lead you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can you expect to meet at journey’s end?

Here are stories of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare travel tales and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be found on the road.

The critically acclaimed editor of Magic, The End of The Line and House of Fear has brought together the contemporary masters and mistresses of the weird from around the globe in an anthology of travel tales like no other. Strap on your seatbelt, or shoulder your backpack, and wait for that next ride… into darkness.

An incredible anthology of orginal short stories from an exciting list of writers including the best-selling Philip Reeve, the World Fantasy Award-winning Lavie Tidhar and the incredible talents of S.L. Grey, Ian Whates, Jay Caselberg, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Zen Cho, Sophia McDougall, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Anil Menon, Rio Youers, Vandana Singh, Paul Meloy, Adam Nevill, Helen Marshall.

Featuring my story: “I’m the Lady of Good Times, She Said”

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