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2022: My Year in Review

  I thought I'd had a slow year for short fiction, but actually it turns out that 2022 was busier than I remembered. As well as editing Isolation: The Horror Anthology for Titan, I had four new stories published in anthologies, and one reprint.   For those who want to seek them out, the new stories were:     'The Wives of Tromisle' in Mother: Tales of Love and Terror (eds. Christi Nogle & Willow Dawn Becker , Weird Little Worlds)   My mother stands on the dock, her hands cradled in front of her as if in prayer. She wears a gray smock, the same as all the other women, her white hair pulled back into a severe bun. I wonder if she’s done it to iron out the wrinkles and creases in her forehead; if she has, then she has failed. Once the ferryboat is tied off and the warped gangplank has been thrown ashore, I follow her through the streets to her cottage. She nods to a tall, bearded man who sits mending nets on the quayside, but otherwise she ignores the frothing sea of bod

Obligatory Halloween post (and did I mention the British Fantasy Awards?)

Yes, it's that time of year again. Spooktober, horror month, scarefest - whatever you choose to call it, the run-up to Halloween seems to be the one time when even the most timid souls consider picking up a horror book. And because of that, it also becomes self-promotion month for horror writers the world over. I won't apologise - bear in mind that most of us barely make enough to pay for our overly intricate Halloween costumes, never mind make a living from it. So if you want some scares, step this way... First up, I have to plug Isolation: The Horror Anthology , out now from Titan Books. We've already received some rave reviews, and I'm pleased to say that it's even wormed its way onto the high street shelves at Waterstone's . If you haven't yet picked up a copy, it includes stories by Paul Tremblay, Tim Lebbon, Nina Allan, Joe R. Lansdale, Laird Barron, Ramsey Campbell, Angela Slatter, Ken Liu, M.R. Carey, Alison Littlewood, Chikodili Emelumadu and many,

The horror, the horror... Isolation coming in September!

It's been quite a while since I've posted something on here... but that's because I've been busy! Never being one to rest on my laurels when I can work myelf to exhaustion, I've spent most of the last year working on a brand new anthology of horror fiction - and it's a big one... Isolation: The Horror Anthology will be released on September 13th by Titan Books in the UK and the US, and it's my longest anthology to date. It comes in at about 400 pages, but more impressively that's around 125,000 words of prime horror from some of the biggest names in the industry. Riffing on our experiences during the Covid-19 lockdowns, but exploring isolation in all its forms, it feels hugely timely and I'm immensely proud of it. I genuinely can't wait to release it on the world! Without further ado, the A-Z lineup is as follows: Nina Allan Laird Barron Ramsey Campbell M. R. Carey Chikodili Emelumadu Brian Evenson Owl Goingback Gwendolyn Kiste Joe R. Lansdale