Only a couple of months into the new year but I’ve already placed stories with three new anthologies this year, all of which I’m especially excited about:
First up is American Gothic from Flame Tree Publishing. This is going to be a gorgeous 480 page deluxe hardcover with classic gothic stories from Ambrose Bierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Shirley Jackson, H.P. Lovecraft, Herman Melville, Flannery O’Connor, Edgar Allan Poe and many more, along with contemporary stories from modern masters like Ramsey Campbell. This is going to be something you will definitely want on your bookshelf. It will also include a reprint of my short story “Viola’s Second Husband,” which originally appeared in the anthology The New Gothic.
Next up is Nightscript 5 from C.M. Muller, the latest in this ongoing series of strange tales in the tradition of Robert Aickman, Dennis Etchison and Arthur Machen. If you have not yet read any of the previous books, I highly recommend them. This will include an original short story from me called “The Orchard.”
Finally, we have an as yet untitled comedy/horror anthology from Bad Dream Entertainment. I can’t tell you much about this one yet, other than that it will included an outrageous piece of splatstick comedy from me called “The Night Stockers,” about a group of incompetent drug store employees fighting off an alien virus on the night of the store’s big stockroom inspection.