There was an avalanche of stories submitted to The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors – especially in the final month of the submission’s window. To be honest, we didn’t expect to receive around 310 manuscripts seeking a home in this anthology. We were worried that we’d have too few submissions.
We read the stories as soon as possible after receiving them (but as indicated, January was a particularly busy month), maintaining a database of comments in order to narrow down to a shortlist.
Yet we managed it quickly – and then the shortlist itself needed to be pruned, and even so we couldn’t cut back to the original idea: an anthology containing a dozen stories. So we succumbed and settled on 25 stories. Without further ado, in alphabetical order (alphabetically by first name that is!), here’s what you’ll be reading in the latter part of 2018.
- Adrian Cole: Broken Billy
- Cate Gardner: The Fullness of Her Belly
- Debbie Bennett: The Fairest of them all
- Gail-Nina Anderson: An Eye for a Plastic Eye
- Gary McMahon: Guising
- James Brogden: The Trade-Up
- Jenny Barber: Down Along the Backroads
- John Grant: Too Late
- Keris McDonald: Remember, Remember
- Madhvi Ramani: Teufelsberg
- Marie O’Regan: Pretty Things
- Marion Pitman: The Apple Tree
- Mike Chinn: Her Favourite Place
- Peter Sutton: Masks
- Phil Sloman: The Girl with Three Eyes
- Ralph Robert Moore: Peelers
- Ramsey Campbell: Some Kind of a Laugh
- Ray Cluley: Bluey
- Samantha Lee: The Worm
- Stan Nicholls: Deadline
- Stephen Laws: Get Worse Soon
- Storm Constantine: La Tenebreuse
- Suzanne Barbieri: In the Rough
- Tina Rath: Little People
- Tony Richards: The Garbage Men
In addition, the book will be garnished with a range of Jim Pitt illustrations. We aim to make this book one you’ll treasure.