(Photos courtesy of Alp Beck–thanks, Alp!)
What better way to spend Friday the 13th than reveling in three chilling horror tales with the HWA-New York Chapter at our next SUMMER DARK reading!
Feel free to bring snacks. No tickets necessary, but you’re encouraged to RSVP on our Facebook event page.
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.
Available everywhere July 4, 2018. Pre-order your copy from Hippocampus Press today!
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
The latest from HWA-NY members…
James Chambers‘ story “A Feast for Dead Horses,” was published in the recently released After Punk: Steampowered Tales of the After Life from eSpec Books.
Tonya Hurley co-hosts a new podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, which most recently has interviews musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.
Erik T. Johnson was interviewed by Kendall Reviews, talking about everything from his haunted childhood to rock and roll and writing horror.
Thanks to April Grey, we’re excited to announce the HWA-NY SUMMER DARK reading series is returning for 2018, beginning on June 1st! Each evening will feature three of our chapter’s authors reading from their work at the Oasis Community Garden on West 52nd St. (between 10th and 11th Avenues), from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
June 1, 2018: Charie D. La Marr, Marc Abbott, April Grey
June 15, 2018: T. Fox Dunham, Teel James Glenn, Carol Gyzander
June 29, 2018: Tom Connair, Steven Van Patten, Alp Beck
July 13, 2018: James Chambers, Ed Cardillo, Erik T. Johnson
July 27, 2018: Oliver Baer, V. Peter Collins, Amy Grech