We'd like to thank all of you who submitted and participated in this first original Forty-Two Books anthology. It was a lot of work, but worth it to read and select the final stories. If you have not received an acceptance or rejection email about your submission (some bounced back), please get in touch with us: email@example.com as all emails have been sent concerning submission statuses.
Forty-Two Books is pleased to announce that the following individuals have made the selection for inclusion to Strange Stories Vol 1.
TYPE TITLE AUTHOR COUNTRY GENRE
Book Chapter|Monochrome Noir-Chapter 2|Utah|Myst/Detective
Film Script|Culdesac|Viviana Ramirez|Illinois|Thriller|
Film Script|Beasts of Burden|Viviana Ramirez|Illinois|Hor/Thriller
Flash|An Angel's Love|Cate Dexter|Maryland|Urban Fant/Rom.
Flash|Neighboring States|Cathy Bryant|England|Comedy Horror
Flash|Death of a Controversial Word Wizard|Jim Lee|Pennsylvania|Sci Fi/Fant.
Flash|The Ghost, The Magician, and the Jellybeans|Joyce Frohn|Wisconsin|Horror
Flash|Death Takes a Holiday|Linda Kay Hardie|Nevada|Fantasy
Flash|Bad Day at Bull Funk's|Maria Kelly|Florida|Science Fiction
Flash|The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Blood|Roxy Thomas|Canada|Horror
Flash|The Wolf Man's Wife|Ted Snyder|Wisconsin|Horror
Micro|Autopsy Report|Iona Murphy|England|Hor/Exp.
Micro|Penny Fiction|Michael Anthony Lee|Canada|Penny fiction
Micro|The Flesh Game|Rhiannon Taylor|Illinois|Horror
Novelette|The Valley Tigers|Anthony Worman|Montana|Sci Fi/Adv.
Novelette|The Good Doctor Mankel| Martin Zeigler|Washington|Horror
Novelette|The Love Hunters|Shaun Avery|England|Horror
Play|Frank and the Baby|Johannes Black|UK|Horror
Short Story|Last Slice at Luca's|Ben Gamblin|Washington|Hor/West/Meta.
Short Story|Humanarians|Brenda Wright|Utah|Sci Fi/Sat.
Short Story|G.H.O.S.T.S|Cheryl Zaidan|Michigan|Hor/Hum.
Short Story|The Thickening|Rebecca Rowland|Massachusetts|Sat/Hor/Sci Fi
Short Story|A Jade Superfox Adventure|Claude Lalumière|Canada|Sci Fi/Rom/Super Hero
Short Story|Swallow Your Third Eye|Evelyn Deshane|Canada|Hor/Det.
Short Story|His Master's Voice|Geoff Hart|Canada|Sci Fi/Fant.
Short Story|The Jack Tar Strangler Murders|Jaap Boekestein|Netherlands|Horror
Short Story|Trials|Jack Lothian|England/Thailand|Sci Fi/Hor.
Short Story|The Hole in Eye's House|Jared Linder|Oregon|Science Fiction
Short Story|Metal Grrrls|Jocelyn Marshall|New York|Exp/Sat.
Short Story|Twilight in Heroland|Joe Baumann|Missouri|Magical Realism
Short Story|Hunting Time|Joel Martin|Australia|Fantasy
Short Story|Recluse|Justin Zipprich|Nevada|Mystery
Short Story|The Dry Flood|Kev Harrison|Portugal|Detective
Short Story|Beloved Evanescence|Kiki Gonglewski|New Mexico|Fant/Exp.
Short Story|The Disagreeable Dinner|Mark DaPonte|New York|Fantasy
Short Story|Sinistral|Meggie Nelson|Virginia|Fantasy
Short Story|The Right Thing|Michael McClure|Virginia|Romance
Short Story|Puke|Paul Lashway|New York|Sat/Magical Realism
Short Story|Tens of Thousands isn't Proper English|Ransom|Canada|Exp/Meta/Hor
Short Story|The Prayer Collective|S. E. Greco|Connecticut|Science Fiction
Short Story|Backwards: The Abandoned Time-travel App|Stuart Hardy|England|Science Fiction
Short Story|Luther's Foreskin|Thomas Vaughn|Arkansas|Horror
Short Story|Brass Belt Luna|Will Riley|Canada|Thril/Exp/Wrestling
Short Story|A Drink of Water|Wol-vriey|Nigeria|West/Weird
Having completed the readings of 400 submissions, the final round of judging will open this week. The weeds have been plucked and there is a solid group of 80 or so stories that will be chopped down to the final count of about 45-50. Either way, you'll know from an email if you submitted to the publication! May the Odds be in your favor!
Satan Speaks! If you're a Satanist who happens to write, you'll love this new call for works. Faustus Blackbook, a local Utah satanists, is interested in the study and collection of satanic voices in the 21st century. He is putting together a collection to represent the voices in the often excluded and hidden community. Currently open for essay, article, creative nonfiction, and poetry, submit by July 15. Collection is unpaid, but what a cool opportunity! Head on over to the page to read more about the call
You know who else loves horror? Ken Sander's Rare Book in downtown Salt Lake City! The book shop is excited to be carrying copies of the anthology, and it's a first that the publications of the Utah Horror Writers has made it into a local book shop!
If you don't want to shop online, head on down to famous book store--headquarters of the Monkey Wrench gang--and get your copy today for $20. Even Mr. Sanders himself couldn't resist picking up one for his own nighttime pleasure!
The readers are nearly done (thanks for the volunteer time!). If you've been patiently waiting, you'll be glad to know that a decision about your submission will be coming to you in June. With only about 25 slots open for inclusion, there is a high rejection rate. Don't be discouraged, competition for the Strange Stories Anthology was fierce, with excellent talent from around the world. Submit for vol 2! Submit to the Putrescent Poems (horror poetry) this fall. We have greatly enjoyed reading and communicating to everyone, we just don't have the budget for 400 people!
Stories are being read, and decision are being made. Two months has passed since the deadline and the team of four is pushing through the near 400 entries as quickly as possible (with our other day jobs). Sit tight, and we'll try to get decisions out within the next month or so. So you can assume, we'll be pushing back the publishing a while to accommodate the work load, but we are pleased with the enthusiasm with which the world has responded to the Strange Stories anthology. If you are nervous or have questions, drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forty-Two Books will be releasing the 5th volume in the anthology series for the Utah Chapter of the Horror Writers Association. Titled "Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror," the anthology features unique, fresh, and dark works by local Utah authors and/or is set in Utah. Pricing and buying options will come later.