28 May 2011

TOC for Candle in the Attic Window

Innsmouth Free Press has posted the complete contents for their upcoming shivery volume, Candle in the Attic Window, a collection of new Gothic fiction and poetry. I don’t normally think of myself as a “horror” writer, more of a “weird story” writer. But Gothic horror is definitely something I get excited about, and the moment I heard about this anthology I was on fire to pay homage to my favorite of the “weird fictioners,” Algernon Blackwood. My resulting story, “The Shredded Tapestry,” emerged as something a touch different from Mr. Blackwood’s work, but his fingerprints are still there. Two of the John Silence stories, “Ancient Sorceries” and “Secret Worship,” influenced me. I was thrilled to find out the story was accepted for the anthology, and I look forward to reading the other poems and stories when Candle in the Attic Window comes out in print and ebook in September.

Here is the complete TOC, including both prose and poetry. (At 7,300 words, my story is probably one of the lengthier ones.)

  • “Dark Epistle,” Jim Blackstone
  • “Obsessions,” Colleen Anderson
  • “Stone Dogs,” Paul Jessup
  • “The Victorians,” James S. Dorr
  • “Liminal Medicine,” Jesse Bullington
  • “Nightmare,” Wenona Napolitano
  • “The Shredded Tapestry,” Ryan Harvey
  • “Desideratum,” Gina Flores
  • “The Seventh Picture,” Orrin Grey
  • “Housebound,” Don D’Ammassa
  • “Elizabeth on the Island,” Josh Reynolds
  • “At the Doorstep,” Leanna Renee Hieber
  • “The Ba-Curse,” Ann K. Schwader
  • “Broken Notes,” Maria Mitchell
  • “I Tarocchi dei d’Este,” Martha Hubbard
  • “The Malcontents,” Mary E. Choo
  • “Frozen Souls,” Sarah Hans
  • “New Archangel,” Desmond Warzel
  • “The Ascent,” Berit K. N. Ellingsen
  • “Nine Nights,” Theresa Sanchez Bazelli
  • “Vodka Attack,” Meddy Ligner
  • “The Forgotten Ones,” Mary Cook
  • “The City of Melted Iron,” Bobby Cranestone
  • “A Fixer-Upper,” Amanda C. Davis
  • “The Snow Man,” E. Catherine Tobler
  • “In His Arms in the Attic,” Alexis Brooks de Vita
  • “Hitomi,” Nelly Geraldine GarcĂ­a-Rosas