I’m re-posting this from the official Warmed and Bound news blog, just to help get the word out.
The whole project is shaping up to be fantastic, so here are some highlights right out of the gate. First and foremost, an excerpt from Axel Taiari’s Death Juggler is being released along with this official list. You can find that at the bottom of this post or over on the official blog.
The next thing to point out is that some of the authors who made the cut are heavy hitters that many of us in the anthology have been drooling over for years now. Stephen Graham Jones, Brian Evenson and Craig Clevenger top that list for me. To check out each of their bios, just head over here.
And I don’t know if it means anything, but my story hitting the list just ahead of Clevenger is really cool. I like the proximity.
Table of Contents
Death Juggler by Axel Taiari
Click-Clack by Caleb J Ross
The World Was Clocks by Amanda Gowin
Mantodea by Matt Bell
All the Acid in the World by Gavin Pate
Crazy Love by Cameron Pierce
Chance the Dick by Paul G Tremblay
Soccer Moms and Pro Wrestler Dads by Bradley Sands
Take Arms Against a Sea by Mark Jaskowski
This Will All End Well by Nik Korpon
Midnight Souls by Christopher J Dwyer
The Tree of Life by Edward J Rathke
The Killer by Brian Evenson
Headshot by Gordon Highland
Inside Out by Sean Ferguson
Laws of Virulence by Jeremy Robert Johnson
Bruised Flesh by Craig Wallwork
Bad, Bad, Bad Bad Men by Craig Davidson
Three Theories on the Murder of John Wily by by J David Osborne
The Road Lester Took by Stephen Graham Jones
My German Daughter by Nic Young
What Was There Inside the Child by Blake Butler
Seed by Gayle Towell
They Take You by Kyle Minor
The Redemption of Garvey Flint by Vincent Louis Carrella
Blood Atonement by DeLeon DeMicoli
The Liberation of Edward Kellor by Anthony David Jacques
Act of Contrition by Craig Clevenger
Say Yes to Pleasure by Richard Thomas
The Weight of Consciousness by Tim Beverstock
If You Love Me by Doc O’Donnell
Touch by Pela Via
Love by JR Harlan
Practice by Bob Pastorella
Fading Glory by Brandon Tietz
Little Deaths by Gary Paul Libero
We Sing the Bawdy Electric by Rob Parker
In Exile by Chris Deal
And here’s that excerpt like I promised.
It’s all laughter and nervous giggles until the bombs explode for real. Then the audience’s mood short-circuits fast as a brain stroke: a boom louder than staccato lightning strikes eardrums, a body skyrockets into the air, screams zigzag through the big top, people trample over each other for the swiftest way to the exit.
—first page, opening to Axel Taiari’s Death Juggler
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good opening line. I can’t fucking wait to read Death Juggler.
So stay tuned here, or just bookmark the official blog, for further updates as events warrant.
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