Cover Art: Joseph Sigillo
We’re thrilled to officially announce A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT: HORROR STORIES FROM THE EMPIRE STATE, coming JULY 2018 from Hippocampus Press and raising funds to support New York based writing mentorship non-profit, Girls Write Now.
A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT, edited by James Chambers, April Grey, and Robert Masterson presents twenty-four tales of darkness and fear written by New York authors and set in New York City and state. This collection of original and reprinted stories showcases many unique voices in dark fiction and settings from the fashion world of Midtown Manhattan to the sinister history of upstate New York.
The authors, editors, and publisher will be donating all proceeds from the sales of A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT to Girls Write Now, a New York organization that mentors underserved young women to help them find their voices through the power of writing and community. For 20 years, Girls Write Now has matched teen girls with women professional writers and media makers as their personal mentors and has helped their mentees publish in outlets such as The New York Times, Newsweek, and BuzzFeed; perform at Lincoln Center and the United Nations; and earn hundreds of scholastic art & writing awards.
Special thanks to Derrick Hussey for his unwavering support for this book and to our phenomenal cover artist, Joseph Sigillo.
Available everywhere July 4, 2018. Pre-order your copy from Hippocampus Press today!
A New York State of Fright will also available on IndieBound, Amazon, and BN.com.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction by James Chambers
Heels by Alp Beck
East Side Devil by John Foster
Loathsome in New York by Monica J. O’Rourke
The Chosen Place by Patrick Freivald
The Hunting of the Kipsy: A Cryptozoological Report by Hal Johnson
A Few Leaves from the Travelogue of Doctor Julius Jonsson, Cryptobotanist and Hylesoprotolist: Bay Ridge, or, The Belief in the Undead Still Exists in New York by Erik T. Johnson
A Nightmare on 34th Street by Steven Van Patten
Hurricane Zelda, Part IV by K.E. Scheiner
Shoal by Trevor Firetog
The Insects of Seneca Village by Jeff C. Stevenson
The Grim by Allan Burd
In a Pig’s Eye by Teel James Glenn
Welcome to Brooklyn, Gabe by Marc Abbott
Machine Gun/Latté by Amy Grech
The Spouting Devil by Meghan Arcuri-Moran
Rescue Shelter by Dave Sakmyster
Blood Will Tell by JG Faherty
The Lady in the Sideshow: A Circuspunk Story by Charie D. La Marr
Pink Elephants by Patrick Thomas
Everybody Wins by Lisa Mannetti
Edna’s Soul Kitchen by Elizabeth Crowens
Eyes Left by Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee
Tales of the White Street Society: The Hairy Ghost by Grady Hendrix
The Long Lost and Forgotten by J Daniel Stone