I've been an editor for over thirty years, first in book publishing, but mostly editing short stories for OMNI Magazine and webzine, EVENT HORIZON, a webzine, and SCIFICTION, the fiction area of SCIFI.COM. I currently acquire and edit short fiction for Tor.com and I edit original and reprint anthologies. Born and bred New Yorker, although I travel a lot.
Call for Submissions I am editing the anthology series Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade Books) and am currently reading for the eighth volume, which will include all material published in 2015. Reprints only. I am looking for stories and poetry from all branches of horror: from the traditional-supernatural to the borderline, including high-tech sf horror, supernatural stories, psychological horror, dark crime, or anything else that might qualify. If in doubt, send it. This is a reprint
FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts
Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel
Gregory Frost is the author of eight novels (including Shadowbridge, Lord Tophet, Fitcher’s Brides) and over fifty short stories of the fantastic. His novelette “No Others are Genuine” was a 2014 “Long Fiction” finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. His most recent stories are in Out of Tune, an anthology of ballad-stories, edited by Jonathan Maberry; and in Jet-Pack Adventu
I’m selling some copies of my out of print anthologies through Xmas. The prices do not include postage. I’ll sign or inscribe them if you want.
AFTER: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia (Young adult) hardcover (with Terri) $7.00 each (some copies may be imperfect) . Several copies available
For more information on the book, here’s a review of it from the Guardian: http://tinyurl.com/o37g4sq
Blood and Other Cravings (vampirism) hardcover $7.00
Slatter, Angela “By My Voice, I Shall Be Known,” The Dark issue #1 October.
Slatter, Angela “By the Weeping Gate,”Fearie Tales.
Slatter, Angela “Cuckoo,” A Killer Among Demons.
Slatter, Angela “The Burning Circus,” The Burning Circus.
Slatter, Angela “The Song of Sighs,” Weirder Shadows over Innsmouth.
Smales. Rob “A Night at the Show,” Wicked Seasons.
Smith, Michael Marshall “Look Inside,”Fearie Tales.
Smith, Michael Marshall “The Chain
Marlow, Gregory “My First Day,” Kzine issue 5.
Marolla, Samuel “Black Tea,” Black Tea and Other Tales.
Marshall, Helen “”Bluebeard’s Wife,” (poem) The Sex Lives of Monsters.
Marshall, Helen “I’m the Lady of Good Times, She Said,” End of the Road.
Marshall, Helen “The Hanging Game,” Tor.com March.
Marshall, Helen “The Santa Claus Parade,” chapbook.
Marshall, Helen “The Slipway Grey,” Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I.
DeLuzio, J.D. “Let There Be,” On Spec #91.
Denton, Bradley “Blood Moccasins,” Impossible Monsters.
Dicken, Evan “Second to Last Stop,” Two: The Stupefying Stories Horror Special.
Dillon, Mark Fuller “Lamia Dance,” In a Season of Dead Winter.
Dillon, Mark Fuller “Who Would Remain,” In a Season of Dead Winter.
Dimbleby, Eric “The House That Wept Puddin’,” Arcane II.
Dines, Steven J. “Men Playing Ghosts, Playing God,” Black Static #35.
I was just reminded that I never published this. Some readers might find it useful to see the range of publications that are publishing worthwhile horror stories. Although this list is long, it’s a tiny percentage of the stories I actually read. So if you find your story and name on this list, that’s a good thing.
I’ll do it in a few batches.
Abbott, Megan “My Heart Is Either Broken,” Dangerous Women.
Adams, Andrew Wade “Lou Reed Sings…,” In Heaven, Everything is Fine.
FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: . Genevieve Valentine’s first novel, Mechanique, won the 2012 Crawford Award. Her second, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, has recently been published. Her short fiction has been published in various magazines, webzines, and anthologies. Her nonfiction has been published at AV Club, NPR.org,, and L.A. Review of Books. and E. Lily Yu received the 2012 John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stor
Here's the Table of Contents for Nightmare Carnival, forthcoming this fall from Dark Horse. The order below is not absolutely final but it's close
Table of Contents
Preface Ellen Datlow
Introduction Katherine Dunn
Scapegoats N. Lee Wood
The Firebrand Priya Sharma
Work, Hook, Shoot, Rip Nick Mamatas
And the Carnival Leaves Town A.C. Wise
Corpse Rose Terry Dowling
Last of the Fair Joel Lane
A Small Part in the Pantomime Gle
Call for Submissions
I am editing the anthology series Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade Books) and am currently reading for the sixth volume, which will include all material published in 2013. Reprints only.
I am looking for stories and poetry from all branches of horror: from the traditional-supernatural to the borderline, including high-tech sf horror, supernatural stories, psychological horror, dark thrillers, or anything else that might qualify. If in doubt, send it. T
Jones, Stephen Graham “After the People Lights Have Gone Off,” Phantasmagorium
Jones, Stephen Graham “Heads-All-Smashed-In, “ Prairie Schooner winter.
Jones, Stephen Graham “Notes From the Apocalypse,” Weird Tales #359.
Jones, Stephen Graham “Uncle,” Ghosts: Recent Hauntings.
Jones, Stephen Graham “Welcome to the Reptile House,” Strange Aeons 9.
Kadrey, Richard “Devil in the Dollhouse,” amazon.com
Kaita, Murayama trans. Jeffrey Angles “The Diabolica
I'll leave this open to comments for now, but LJ has been spammy this past year, which is why I've essentially stopped using it. So if that happens, I will close down the comments. (I'll link from FB and Twitter to here so you could comment on FB or Twitter if this gets closed down).
Alexander, Maria “Revivified,” Night Terrors II.
Allan, Nina “Sunshine,” Black Static 29.
Allan, Nina “The Barricade,” Dark Currents.
Allan, Nina “The Elephant Girl,” Shadows &am
Renowned editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow will be editing an unthemed, all original anthology of terror and supernatural fiction for CZP, Fearful Symmetries, scheduled to be published in Spring 2014. (The project was funded through Kickstarter by your generous donations!)
Ellen says: "This is a non-theme, all original anthology of about 125,000 words of terror and supernatural horror. I’m looking for all kinds of horror, but if you’
Kit Reed has two new books this season: Son of Destruction, her spontaneous human combustion novel, and a "best of" collection from the Wesleyan University Press: The Story Until Now-- A Great Big Book of Stories, 35 short stories ranging from her first published short story to six new and previously uncollected stories from the 2000. Her collection, What Wolv
Here's the jacket art, by Barret Chapman, with cover design by Elizabeth Story. This is a reprint anthology (with one original novelette by John Langan). Each "critter" will be be illustrated by John Coulthart. The book which will be published by Tachyon, February 2014.
Richard Bowes winner of two World Fantasy Awards, an International Horror Guild, and a Million Writer Award. Recent and forthcoming short story appearances include: F&SF, Icarus, Lightspeed and the anthologies, Ghost's: Recent Hauntings, Handsome Devil, Hauntings, Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, and Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations. His new novel Dust Devil on a
These are the Honorable Mentions that will appear in print at the back of The Best Horror of the Year volume five. Congratulations.
I also have a (very) long list that I will eventually post online only.
Barron, Laird “A Strange Form of Life,” ,” Dark Faith: Invocations.
Barron, Laird “DT,” A Season In Carcosa.
Barron, Laird “Hand of Glory,” (novella) The Book Of Cthulhu II.
Bell, Peter “A Midsummer’s Ramble in the Carpathians,” (novella) Strange Ephiphanies.
Today is publication day for Terri Windling's and my gaslamp fantasy anthology, Queen Victoria's Book of Spells. It's already received two starred reviews and we hope you'll find it enjoyable.
If you're on Twitter, there will be a "Tor Chat" on Queen V tomorrow night: Wednesday, March 20th, at 4-5 pm (American eastern standard time). I will be there, along with some of the very fine authors in the book: Jeffrey Ford, Catherynne Valente, Kaaron Warren, and Leanna Renee Hieb
FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts
Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel
Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and author of Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy series such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the upcoming Eterna Files series for Tor. She is a four time Prism Award winner and her Strangely Beautiful saga is being adapted into a musical theatre production.
Alethea Kontis is the bestselli
Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including The Year of the Beasts and First Day on Earth. She lives in Los Angeles and is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Tin Star, book one in her first Science Fiction novel is out this Fall. She is currently at work on book two in the series, A Stone in the Sky.
This is a non-theme, all original anthology of about 125,000 words of terror and supernatural horror. I’m looking for all kinds of horror, but if you’re going to use a well worn trope, try to do something fresh with it. If you’ve read any volumes of The Best Horror of the Year, you’ll know that my taste is pretty eclectic, that I like variety, and that while I don’t mind violence, I don’t think it should be the point of a story. I don’t want vignettes b
Hi all. The January Locus mentioned that I'm editing a fundraising anthology for Clarion West. The title is Telling Tales-there will be a subtitle, but we're not sure what it will be yet.
It is going to be all reprints by former Clarion West students, with afterwords by one of the teachers who taught during their year. It will be published by Hydra House in time for the 30th anniversary of the annual workshop. (at which I'm teaching)
Brian Keene is the author of over thirty novels, most recently Entombed and An Occurrence In Crazy Bear Valley. He also writes comic books for DC and Marvel, and continues work on his ongoing comic book series The Last Zombie.
Several of his novels and stories have been developed for film including Ghoul, Dark Hollow, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck.
Ellen Datlow Teams with ChiZine Publications for Kickstarter-funded Anthology
TORONTO, Ontario (December 10, 2012) — Ellen Datlow has announced the beginning of a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new horror anthology. Titled Fearful Symmetries, it will be published by ChiZine Publications in early 2014.
Given the rapidly changing publishing market, Datlow decided to turn to Kickstarter as an experiment to see if it could fund the project. The campaign will go toward the e
News about a big new project will be announced Monday.
In the meantime, I've been dealing with other issues:
my mom had a health scare last week but all is well.
I've got a colonoscopy scheduled for tomorrow so have eaten only chicken broth all day plus drinking water and elderflower soda (which I make with syrup and seltzer). Whoopie!
I've done the first round of editing the second story I've bought for Tor--"Rag and Bone" by Priya Sharma, which is sched
AFTER: NINETEEN STORIES OF APOCALYPSE AND DYSTOPIA
Editors: Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling
Review Issue Date: December 1, 2012
Any librarian who has been asked for books just like The Hunger Games will appreciate how this collection of short stories will satiate readers hungry for tales of futuristic woe. As the title implies, these stories do not describe the (political, environmental, socioeconomic) disasters but instead describe events
Thursday November 1
9:00 p.m. OUR MONSTERS, OUR SELVES-VAUGHAN WEST
The best monsters—ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies—all begin as human beings, as US. All have their roots in the ideas of lost/strayed/stolen humanity. Freud alludes to the factor of semblance in The Uncanny, and that idea, with the tensions inherent in duality/dichotomy—an otherness both projected, and found within—is
crucial. Think of works such as Frankenstein,
From Book Slut/ Teenage Horror
September column by Colleen Mondor
Older teens should also check out The Best Horror of the Year Volume Four, edited by Ellen Datlow. It includes a host of stories by the likes of Stephen King (although I think his story is one of the weakest), Margo Lanagan, Peter Straub, A.C. Wise (who tells us what happened to the "final girl" in a particularly frightful horror movie), and Simon Bestwick (consider this the