Anthologies

Featured anthologies:

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FRIGHT MARE: Women Who Write Horror
DM Publishing
*Anthology nominated for a Bram Stoker Award*
Featuring “What Storms Bring” by KC Grifant

Description from the editor: Women write horror and have written it since before Mary Shelley wrote FRANKENSTEIN. This anthology is to highlight the fact women write great horror and to kill the fallacy that they aren’t in some way up to standard. They are. Read here stories by Elizabeth Massie, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Lucy Taylor, and a plethora of other great writers as they work on your nerves, get inside your head, and bang out some of the scariest tales written today. I’m proud to present these women for your consideration, as Rod Serling might say, as I ask you to step into FRIGHT MARE. Lock the door and windows, put on a light, and remember, it’s not real. It’s not real. Midnight awaits, monsters scheme to take you away, the strange and weird wait in the shadows, but it’s not real. Is it?

 

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We Shall Be Monsters 
2018 by Renaissance Press
Featuring “Wanting” By KC Grifant

Description from the editor: Mary Shelley’s genre-changing book Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, helped to shape the genres of science fiction and horror, and helped to articulate new forms for women’s writing. It also helped us to think about the figure of the outsider, to question medical power, to question ideas of “normal,” and to think about what we mean by the word “monster.”  We Shall Be Monsters: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Two Centuries On features a broad range of fiction stories by authors from around the world, ranging from direct interactions with Shelley’s texts to explorations of the stitched, assembled body and narrative experiments in monstrous creations.

 

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Beyond the Infinite: Tales from the Outer Reaches
2018 by Things in the Well
Featuring “The Peerlings” by KC Grifant

Description from the editor: Within these pages are stories of terror; stories of hope; stories of aliens invading our space; and of us invading theirs. There are hightech tales and human interest stories, weird fiction and wild fantasies, and I hope they do the job we intended: to lift you out of your comfort zone; to teleport you where no one has gone before, to somewhere beyond the infinite and into the outer reaches of the imagination where there are endless stories to be told, limitless opportunities to learn, and an infinite number of reasons to hope… Enjoy!

 

2020:

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Uchronia: Alternate Histories & Alternate Worlds
2020 by AURELIA LEO
Featuring “A Dusty Arrival” By KC Grifant

Description from the editor: Uchronia: Alternate Histories & Alternate Worlds is a collection of retrofuturistic speculative fiction. 

 

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2020 by Colp
Featuring “Dream Bugs” By KC Grifant

Description from the editor: All proceeds are donated to Australian bushfire relief charities. It was estimated that the fires of the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season burnt almost 19 million hectares of bushland, destroyed around 3000 homes, and resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1 billion animals. Amongst Friends is a collection of stories from some of the great authors that we frequently work with, all of whom kindly donated their time and their words. Significant amounts of money have been raised to date, from donators all around the world—the show of support touching everyone down here. This collection is our way of doing our bit.

2019:

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Featuring “A Cup of Holiday Cheer” by KC Grifant

Description from the editor: Thirty-six stories to give you your holiday fix. Thirty-six times to get a Christmas chill or a warm, fuzzy feeling. This group of authors have come together for the 9th year in a row to help support the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In the coldest of times, the warmth of the heart can bring hope to many who are in need this time of year. Read shorts from your favorite authors and discover new to love. Spread some holiday cheer this season!

2018 and older:

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Colp: Sky’s The Limit
2018 by Gypsum Sound Tales
Featuring: “The Night Call” by KC Grifant

Description from the editor: The sky has always fascinated me. The more I learn, the more questions I seem to have. Free radicals, refracting light, the knowledge that, if you travel high enough, everything will eventually give way to the blackness of space – each fact makes me more and more curious about what might be going on up there. There are stories wrapped up in this knowledge, plenty of stories…

Colp’s latest collection, Sky’s The Limit, contains twelve of these tales. Each story presents a unique perspective on our atmosphere and the effect that it may have on the people living, day by day, on the land down below.

 

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Trembling with Fear
2018 by Trembling with Fear
Featuring “Turning Tides” by KC Grifant

Description from the editor: This Trembling With Fear anthology is a compilation of all the drabbles, flash fiction stories and dark poetry published during 2017 at HorrorTree.com. In its pages you will find work from both the novice and the established writer, the newbie and the award-winner. Here, the dead walk and murders abound, demons and ghosts torment the living whilst vampires and wolves compete for space with internet and aliens.

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California Screamin’
2017 by Barking Deer Press
Featuring “Feast of the Goddesses” by KC Grifant

Description from the editor: California. Close your eyes and say it: California. Images of perpetual sunshine, swaying palm trees, and blue waters lapping at sandy beaches. That one word conjures visions of gold and fame, luring dreamers to its mythic shores. The original peoples lived in an abundant paradise. The Spanish found a familiarity to their homeland. The Gold Rush, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley promised instant wealth. But the beaches are only a sliver of this vast land. Beyond it lie expanses of deserts, mountains, and rugged coastline cutting it off from reality. Isolated, California reveals a dark side—wraithlike fog of the northern coast, dense shadows in ancient forests, and hellish heat of vast deserts. It is to these places you will journey. Within these pages, you will find stories of primeval specters, soured fantasies, transplanted vampires, bizarre geography.
This is the reality of nightmares…
This is California Screamin’.

 

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See Through My Eyes: A Ghost Mystery Anthology
2017, Fantasia Divinity Magazine
Featuring “Better Halves” by KC Grifant

Description from the editor: A scream slashes through the quiet night, a chill pierces your skin. The shimmering image of a woman forms in the mist, singing a haunting lullaby. She beckons. Will you go? Featuring 25 haunting stories, SEE THROUGH MY EYES is certain to chill you to the bone and make you wonder who is real and who is not. The Living? Or the dead? Join us as the dead seek to claim their revenge upon the living!

 

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Into Darkness Peering
2017, Alban Lake Publishing
Featuring “Better Halves” by KC Grifant

Description: Scary stories inspired by or tapping into the theme of a line from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” (Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing; Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before…)

 

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Hydrophobia
2017, Stitched Smile Publications
Featuring “What the Storm Brings” by KC Grifant

Description from the editor: When Houston was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, a group of authors pooled their talent together and donated their stories for you to dive into your worst water phobias, and to benefit those who lost everything to the power of one of Mother Nature’s most destructive forces. Hydrophobia: The fear of water. The human body is made up of approximately 60% water. We need it to live, to keep clean, to cool off, and we’d die within ten days without it. Proceeds from this anthology will go toward victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

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What has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners?
2014, Dark Park Publishing
Featuring “Out to Pasture” by KC Grifant

Description from the editor: What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners? features more than a dozen never-before-published short stories that combine horror and science fiction elements. These original tales, written by some of the best new genre authors, range from the horrifying to the humorous, the thought-provoking to the thought-twisting. All are diabolically entertaining.